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Leeds hospices’ 40 anniversaries: 40 fundraising ideas to pay tribute to the much-loved institutions

With Leeds’ two hospices celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year, we are giving our Half and Half Appeal a fundraising push in their honour.

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PIC: St Gemma's Hospice

Could you take on the ninja obstacle course that is coming to Leeds?

Always fancied yourself as a bit of a ninja?
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Recipients of Leeds Fund grants meet with Herwig Vennekens, the MD of Haribo.

The Leeds Fund: Confectioner’s sweet gift for young people

Kids and grown-ups love it so...and these West Yorkshire causes have all got a good reason to be sweet on the happy world of Haribo.

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Darren Clark, Mike Tomlinson and Martin Atkinson with Gareth Southgate at Harrogate's Rudding Park Spa.

England boss Gareth Southgate is backing Leeds charity cycle team’s World Cup goal

He’s the man charged with ending more than 50 years of hurt for English football at the World Cup in Russia this summer.

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Volunteers at Leeds Baby Bank are looking forward to moving into their new home.

Joy for Leeds Baby Bank after YEP coverage inspires St Johns to offer new home

A shopping centre in Leeds has come to the rescue of a charity which supports struggling families throughout our city.

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Jamie Peacock.

Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock tackles running challenge for good cause

He got the better of opponents week in, week out during his glittering Leeds Rhinos career.

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Leeds hairdresser Matt Turner going the extra mile in memory of bone cancer victim Jude

Leeds hairdresser Matt Turner going the extra mile in memory of bone cancer victim Jude

MATT TURNER’S decision to go the extra mile and run the London marathon this weekend in honour of his cousin is a poignant one.

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Jayne Upperton, matron at St Gemma's Hospice chats with patient Brian Harrison. PIC: Tony Johnson

Leeds hospices ‘go extra mile’ for patients

This week – to mark the 40th anniversaries of St Gemma’s and Wheatfields hospices in Leeds – we are running a series of features looking at the impact they have made on the city. Today Joanna Wardill looks at personal experiences of hospice care.

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Five of Leeds’s most memorable characters

They are the familiar faces which help define a city’s character and soul.

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Charity challenge: Employees at Engage Interactive have been running, swimming, hiking, rowing and cycling for charities.

Staff at Leeds digital agency travel 32,000 miles for charity challenge

A 31-strong team of digital experts have covered the equivalent distance of 1.3 times around the globe to raise over £15,000 for four local charities.

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Leeds hospices’ 40th anniversaries: We take a look at how it all began

This week - to mark the 40th anniversaries of St Gemma’s and Wheatfields hospices in Leeds - we’re running a series looking at the impact they have made on the city. Today we go back to when it all began 40 years ago.

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The Final Push: History of the YEP Leeds Half and Half Appeal

The YEP’s Half and Half Appeal began in June 1982 with the aim of raising £250,000 to share between Leeds’s two hospices.

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Help us reach £3 million in celebration of Leeds hospices’ 40th birthdays

Today the Yorkshire Evening Post is issuing a clarion call to Leeds residents to dig deep for our Half and Half appeal in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the city’s two hospices.

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Celebrating 40 years of crucial care in Leeds

Celebrating 40 years of crucial care in Leeds

The YEP today launches a week-long series charting the success of two hospices which have served the community for four decades. Joanna Wardill reports

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Roundabouts Bangers and Cash promo car, designed by Matt Cockayne of Goo Design. Image by Chris Etchells

Yorkshire businesses wanted for charity art roadshow rally from Sheffield to Monte Carlo

Yorkshire businesses are being urged to sign up for a charity car rally - from Sheffield to Monte Carlo.
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Leeds anti-poverty activist makes mark in charity sector

A young Leeds activist has been making her mark in the charity sector.

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Leeds football club Guiseley Juniors nearly at £1m clubhouse mark

A junior football club’s decade-long campaign to fund a permanent home for itself could finally become a reality as it closes in on the £1m mark.

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VIDEO: Is this the world’s saddest looking dog?

Rain Rescue is appealing to find a home for Tara, a mastiff crossbreed who might just have the saddest looking face in the world.

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Paws in usual proceedings for dogs at Leeds cinema

Sit back, put your paws up and enjoy the show.

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TEAM: YAA's Kerry Garner and Robert Owen-Morley, right, with Robert Dadzie from Victoria Leeds.

Victoria Leeds to go yellow for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Victoria Leeds retail complex will be turning yellow later this month to raise vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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