These 11 uplifting stories will make you proud to be from Leeds during UK lockdown

We know that things seem scary during these unprecedented times but there is plenty of community spirit here in Leeds.

By Abbey Maclure
Sunday, 12th April 2020, 2:46 pm

Here are just a few of the 'good news' stories The Yorkshire Evening Post shared this week:

As the people of Leeds took to their doorsteps for the third week to thank the NHS, we celebrated our health heroes across the city.

We asked our reader to share photos of their health heroes working on the frontline.

These 11 positive stories will make you proud to be from Leeds (Photo: Simon Hulme)

A group of Leeds artists have teamed up to create a billboard-sized thank you message to frontline workers in the city.

The billboard is at one of the city's most sought-after and recognised poster sites - Hyde Park Corner.

The number of people volunteering to help the vulnerable in Leeds has passed 7,500, according to Leeds Council.

The community care volunteers in Leeds have joined forces with third sector organisations to deliver vital services to people in need across the city.

An inspirational man is going up and down his stairs a total of 4424 times over the course of the Easter weekend - raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

It's the equivalent climbing Mount Everest and it is being streamed live on Facebook

A schoolgirl from Leeds has won a national science competition after creating a sensor which can detect the healthiest route to work or school.

Ava Garside, who is in Year 9 at Allerton Grange School, was announced as the Junior winner of the Youth Industrial Strategy Competition.

Textiles teachers at a Leeds secondary school have launched a 'socially distant' workshop to manufacture scrubs for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

On the first day of production, five teachers cut 20 scrubs before taking them home to sew during the night.

A dad from Leeds has gone viral after creating incredible glowstick costumes for his children.

The video of Anthony Theabould dancing to 'Stayin' Alive' by the Bee Gees dressed in a glowstick suit will warm your heart.

Another Leeds dad has donated almost 2,000 Easter eggs to Leeds hospitals to thank the NHS for saving his baby daughter's life.

Little Maddison had life-saving surgery when she was just six months old, after being diagnosed with a Myofibroblastic Tumour.

Frontline NHS staff at a hospital in Leeds lifted spirits on the Covid-19 ward by performing a dance on TikTok.

Medical staff on ward J19 at St James' Hospital took part in the video - which sees them performing a synchronised dance routine.

Staff at Mecca Bingo in Leeds are saying thankyou to NHS and frontline staff by offering free lunches.

And finally, a young woman from Leeds had a 'lockdown birthday' to remember after her family hosted a legendary bar crawl through their home.

It started with bottomless brunch at 'Manahatta' before quarantine cocktails at 'Dirty Martini.

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