Child rights in a child friendly Leeds

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This blog was originally written and published for the UNICEF website at https://blogs.unicef.org.uk/2016/06/09/child-friendly-city-leeds/ Leeds is one of UNICEF’s Child Rights Partners. The city has been working with Unicef UK since 2013 to embed children’s rights… Continue reading

Leeds dads launch Dadtastic Day on Father’s Day 19th June!

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This week we talk to Errol Murray, founder of Leeds group ‘Leeds Dads’ on his plans for the fabulous Dadtastic Event on Sunday 19 June! Dadstastic Day is a day of free family fun… Continue reading

Celebrating Carers Week and 20th anniversary of Carers Leeds — Better Lives for People in Leeds

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Carers Week is a special time of the year when the role played by carers, 72,000 plus in Leeds, is acknowledged, celebrated and valued. At Carers Leeds, the organization providing information, advice and… Continue reading

Breeze Young Creatives #whatculturemeanstome photo competition

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We want to know what culture means to you!   Breeze Arts Festival is a multi-arts festival organised by young people, for young people aged 11-19.This year the festival’s young people’s management team… Continue reading

Lord Mayor’s Lego Crest fundraising challenge given helping hand from schools

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School children from across Leeds have added their support earlier this year by adding their support to the exciting fundraising challenge by the Lord Mayor of Leeds which was aimed to create a… Continue reading

How long will you be my friend? The work of the Independent Visitors volunteers — Better Lives for People in Leeds

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“It’s not really a question a 6 year old child should have to ask, is it? I told him my answer was the same as it was the first time I met him,… Continue reading

Want to know more about code club?

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Rik Cross tells us more about the rise in popularity of Code Clubs, and how you can get involved, here in Leeds! Code Club Founded in 2012, Code Club is an international volunteer… Continue reading

Inspirational stories of Leeds foster carer award winners

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Leeds foster carers have been recognised and awarded for the selfless work they do looking after the city’s most vulnerable children, at a special awards ceremony organised by Leeds City Council. In order… Continue reading

My first months as a Volunteer Officer at TCV Skelton Grange Environment Centre…

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Skelton Grange Environment Centre is recruiting another batch of Volunteer Officers, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery and National Grid. Run by the charity The Conservation Volunteers, access2nature is a five year… Continue reading

Bloomin Yorkshire: Design a new Yorkshire Rose!

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Dear Schools, Janice Richardson is a dialysis patient who, despite two failed kidney transplants, refuses to let serious illness get her down. She’s now putting all her considerable energy into a charity foundation… Continue reading