Hello Leeds: How you can help to tell our city’s remarkable stories

Today the Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with Leeds 2023 to launch a new campaign aimed at showcasing the very best of what it means to live in our brilliant city.

By Laura Collins
Monday, 1st March 2021, 6:00 am
Organisations like the Leeds West Indian Carnival help to make our city so special.

Over the coming weeks and months, we’re going to be shining a spotlight on the remarkable communities and organisations that help to make Leeds so special.

We’re going to be reintroducing you, our readers, to different parts of the city every week and we will focus on those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make a difference.

And we want to hear from you.

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As part of the campaign – and when it is safe to do so – the YEP is planning to hold a series of focus groups across Leeds.

We want to hear from you about the big issues that matter most to you and your communities.

We want you to help us shape our coverage about where you live. We want to empower you to share your own stories about your local area is so special and to shine a spotlight on the work that is going on behind the scenes to support others.

Laura Collins, YEP editor, said: “When I first took over the reins of this newspaper I pledged that reconnecting communities would be at the heart of our coverage.

“Over the last year, we have seen some incredible acts of resilience and creativity in our communities across the city during some of our darkest days.

“Now, as we look with hope to a brighter future as the vaccine roll-out continues to gather pace, the YEP wants to ensure it is rooted firmly in the hearts of the communities that help to make Leeds such a fantastic city in which to live and work.

“We want to shine a spotlight on what you are doing to help rebuild your communities in the wake of what has been an incredibly challenging time for all of us.

“Every one of us has a story to tell and stories play a powerful role in shaping our city. Storytelling is at the heart of culture and given that the YEP has been telling the city’s story since 1890, we want to help build on this further.

“But at the heart of this is you, our readers. We need your help in sharing those remarkable stories from right across Leeds.”

Please contact [email protected] to tell us about projects and organisations that are making a difference where you live.

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