Charity & Fundraising

Chapeltown Community Nursery Photography Exhibition (until 30 June 2021.)

A community photoshoot organised by Chapeltown Community Nursery with photographer Jonathan Turner was made possible through Leeds Inspired and supported by the Aviva Community Fund via crowdfunding. People in the community were able to have a professional studio portrait taken by Jonathan, as well as having the opportunity to take a ‘Posh Selfie’. Preschool children […] Leeds Living …


Leeds Playhouse Offers Free Space to Local Artists

Leeds City Region artists will be given free theatre space at Bramhall Rock Void as well as technical support to help artists and companies as they recover from the significant impact of the pandemic. The move is part of Playhouse Connect, which aids in both recovery and reconnection for local artists.  Playhouse Artistic Director James […] Leeds Living …


Candlelighters on International Childhood Cancer Day

Monday 15th February is International Childhood Cancer Day. It’s a day to think about the impact of cancer on children and their families. Every year in Yorkshire, around 150 children are diagnosed with cancer and for over 40 years, Candlelighters has been there to support them and their families. Those who know from experience will […] Leeds Living …



Help to Raise Smiles This Christmas

Candlelighters, the Yorkshire-based charity for children with cancer and their families, is asking people for some help for Christmas. The additional stresses this year have been overwhelming for some families, who have had to cope with changing hospital practices and government guidance, and often more financial pressure. Candlelighters has not hesitated to continue to offer […] Leeds Living …


St Vincent’s Support Centre

St Vincent’s Support Centre, based in East Leeds, is dedicated to changing lives through advice, support, education and community. However, when COVID-19 hit, St Vincent’s was no longer able to offer many of its services and so it shifted its focus, becoming a community hub, offering essential support to vulnerable people living nearby. I spoke […] Leeds Living …


Spire Leeds Hospital Staff are Lending a Helping Hand

In the run up to Christmas, the staff from Spire Leeds Hospital are helping the Leeds North and West Food Bank to make sure local families have enough food. Every Friday, the staff are packing food parcels, organising deliveries….whatever tasks are needed. Tabs Chaudhary, one of the volunteers: “We are living in unprecedented times with […] Leeds Living …



International Day of Disabled Persons

The International Day of Disabled Persons is today, 3 December, with a 2020 theme of hidden disabilities. We don’t necessarily notice those with chronic pain, hearing impairment, brain injuries, autism, learning disabilities or mental illness, so this year, the aim is to raise awareness of the impact for sufferers, many of whom remain silent in […] Leeds Living …


Opera North’s Light up Lives

Opera North is asking for help to light up lives in schools, communities and homes by connecting people through music this Christmas. Music can have such a positive impact on wellbeing, which is why Opera North continues to provide this form of entertainment and escapism at this particularly challenging time. In order to extend its […] Leeds Living …