Kind-hearted teens in North Leeds have come to the rescue of a homeless shelter in desperate need of an oven.
Teenagers enrolled in the National Citizen Service initiative, based at the Cardigan Centre in Headingley, handed over the long-awaited appliance to relieved bosses at Streetwise, at Crown Point retail park, this week.
The cash was raised through fundraising events including car washes and three-legged races.
The new oven now means the shelter can serve hot food - as well as just cold food - on site when it opens every Thursday to the homeless in Leeds.
Alison Beckwith, one of Streetwise’s leaders said: “We’re thrilled. It’s been an aim of ours to give hot food at some point so being able to now do that for people who come, is really good.”
She added: “It’s just lovely to see young people showing their caring side and supporting people in Leeds.”