Gift drive for Leeds women’s charity

Lisa Riley was at the wheel of Holbeck Urban's Village's Christmas collection.
Lisa Riley was at the wheel of Holbeck Urban's Village's Christmas collection.
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A Christmas gift drive for women and children in Leeds affected by domestic violence has pulled in more than 100 donations.

Generous companies in Holbeck Urban Village on Leeds’s South Bank gave everything from pyjamas and onesies to tricycles and giant teddies to Leeds Women’s Aid.

The grassroots charity protects women and children in Leeds from the damage that domestic violence can inflict. Chief executive, Kate Bratt-Farrar, said: “Christmas in refuge can be a lonely time for the women away from family and friends. This generous donation of gifts will be welcome and appreciated in safe-houses across Leeds.”

The collection was led by Marshall’s Mill receptionist, Lisa Riley, who chose the charity as the beneficiary.

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