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Leeds’ oldest manufacturing company set to help homeless back in to work

Leeds’ oldest manufacturing company is set to help people living on the streets of the city get back in to paid employment as part of a new, charitable programme being rolled out across the area. Procter Brothers, founded in 1740, has signed up to the ‘Businesses Building Futures’ programme run by

Leeds celebrates £10,000 donation to OPAL

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated more than £1.5 million to worthy causes across the UK since its inception in 1999. Part of the celebrations for reaching this major milestone saw the Charitable Foundation that carries the Society’s name make a £10,000 donation to OPAL, a Leeds-based charity which

Yorkshire-based business “sleeps with Simon” to raise money for charity

A West Yorkshire-based print management business is holding a ‘sleep out’ in aid of homeless charity, Simon on the Streets. The event will take place at The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield on Friday August 4, starting 7pm and finishing at 6am. Debbie Melton, founder and managing director of Wakefield-based Red Media is organising

School’s hall project quarter-of-a-million pounds nearer, thanks to Leo Group

A Calderdale school’s ambitious plans for a new sixth form and community centre are more than quarter-of-a-million pounds closer thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a local firm.  Boothtown-based environmental company, The Leo Group, has raised a staggering £265,000 in under one week for the Ravenscliffe Spring Hall project, via a

Disability Action Yorkshire’s residential care home “under new management”!

A Harrogate charity’s residential home for disabled young adults is “under new management”! For Karen Minteh, who has worked for Disability Action Yorkshire for four years, has taken over the key role of registered manager at its Claro Road establishment. In addition to the day to day running of the 22-customer care

Law firm joins rush of entries for charity paint pelting challenge

Lawyers and paralegals from hlw Keeble Hawson’s Leeds office will be pelted by "colour snipers" during a 5km run to boost funds for Sue Ryder. The team is taking part in the second Manorlands PaintRush in Keighley on July 23 where obstacles also include a colour mountain and cargo nets. Participants are

CHANGE named as Insurance Institute’s adopted charity

The Insurance Institute of Leeds (IIL) has nominated Leeds based CHANGE - which helps organisations to work inclusively with people with learning disabilities - as its adopted charity.  The move reflects the commitment of IIL president, David Ross, to boost support and awareness for local charities and communities. A human rights

Onecom staff help raise over £2,000 for MIND with charity run

Staff from the Leeds offices of Onecom helped raise more than £2,000 for the mental health charity MIND with a sponsored run.  Workers from across the business took part in the event as part of ongoing celebrations for the company’s 15th birthday.  In total 114 members of staff from across Onecom’s 12 regional

Leeds law firm committed to supporting Erb’s Palsy sufferers

A Leeds law firm is fighting to raise awareness and funds to support sufferers of Erb’s Palsy, a condition that can be caused by birth trauma. The condition affects many babies in the Yorkshire region every year. The activity is in support of Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week which starts today. Ison