Leeds United treat children from Parklands Primary and Leeds Woman's Aid to box tickets at Elland Road

Leeds United welcomed children from Parklands Primary and Leeds Woman's Aid to Elland Road on Boxing Day for the fixture against Preston North End.

Saturday, 28th December 2019, 6:16 pm
Updated Saturday, 28th December 2019, 6:19 pm
Youngsters from Parklands Primary School in Seacroft (Photo: Leeds United)

The special guests were treated to seats in the Director's Box, travel to the stadium and Leeds United t-shirts and jackets.

Many of the youngsters from Parklands Primary School in Seacroft were from underprivileged families who may not often have the chance to enjoy special experiences.

On Monday the school hosted a "Christmas Eve Eve" party, serving up a hot meal for the school's 328 pupils and their families.

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Alongside the children from Parklands Primary, children and families from Leeds Woman's Aid were invited to the Boxing Day fixture through the Leeds United's partnership with local charity Cash for Kids.

Leeds Women’s Aid aims to protect women and families from the damage that domestic violence and abuse can inflict on their lives.

Chairman Andrea Radrizzani said he wanted to give local young children who would usually not have the opportunity of attending a Championship football match the chance to do so in the best way possible.

He made room for all of them to sit in the Director’s Box for the fixture - which saw Stuart Dallas secure a draw for the Whites in the final minute of the game.