Leeds’ Scope Charity Shop is Open

Scope’s new, accessible charity shop in Leeds City Centre opened on 29 May. The disability equality charity is supported by Learning Disability Ambassadors Declan Jenkinson, Captain of Leeds Rhinos LDSL team and Jenny Robinson, Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Player, along with ex-Paralympian Ayaz Bhuta. Declan, Jenny and Ayaz officially opened the shop, located at 15 Kirkgate, […]

Volunteers Needed to Listen to Children Read in Leeds Schools

As Schoolreaders celebrates its tenth year, the charity is searching for volunteers who are passionate about nurturing a love for reading among children in primary schools across Leeds. Schoolreaders is a national charity that helps to improve children’s literacy by providing volunteers to listen to children read in primary schools on a one-to-one basis. Schoolreaders’ […]

Opera North’s Melodic Memories Singing Group Receives Award

Thanks to a £6,000 award from the Power of Music Fund, people in Leeds living with dementia can keep singing, with the future of the group now assured for the next three years. “It brings David joy. He perks up, you can see it in his eyes. He can feel the music. Music is important. […]

White Rose Shopping Centre: Home to 500,000 Bees

Ahead of National Bee Day on 20th May, White Rose Shopping Centre is celebrating its tenth year of being home to the bee community whose home is the Centre’s roof. White Rose’s bees are buzzing with activity once again this summer, producing excess honey which on-site bee aficionado Luke Wilson has jarred for winners of the […]

Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice: “I’m proud to be a nurse – it’s an absolute privilege.”

Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Nicola Clayforth, has opened up about her experience of working at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice for International Nurses Day on 12 May. With almost 30 years’ experience working in healthcare, Nicola, 47, explains her journey to becoming the Headingley-based hospice’s first Advanced Clinical Practitioner. Nicola: “Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice has always been close […]