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Job creation foundation presents New Year pantomime for Leeds Children’s Charity

The Bayford Foundation – whose pioneering training programme is creating full time roles for the unemployed – is putting charity fundraising centre stage next month.

On January 10, thge organisation will present an alternative pantomime – Cinderella Rockafella – being held at the Foundation’s offices at Gibraltar House, Bowcliffe Road.

Established over 100 years ago, the charity enables children who suffer from poverty, neglect, abuse, learning difficulties, illness, or are themselves young carers, to visit the seaside, make friends and have fun.

In an “earn as you learn” formula, the Bayford Foundation, spearheaded by BE Fuel Cards, takes recruits from all walks of life and puts them through development programmes in telesales, paying trainees for the duration of the courses.

Graduates can be awarded a university recognised university qualification and progress to earn a minimum £16k annual salary with BE Fuel Cards – with the potential to ramp up their earnings.

Aligned with the Foundation’s ethos of forging community partnerships the pantomime audience will include people from local schools, churches, a residential home and organisations linked to the Hunslet Club – one of the UK’s largest youth clubs which promotes community engagement and recruitment opportunities.

Foundation Leader June Forsyth said:

“Preparing the colourful costumes and rehearsing for the event has been hilarious and its tremendous that we are fund raising for such a worthy organisation.

“We look forward to seeing a full audience which is in good voice! ”

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7pm, cost £2 and all proceeds will go towards Leeds Children’s Charity.

To buy tickets for the pantomime, or to find out more about the opportunities available through The Bayford Foundation, call 0113 202 5129, or e-mail

Cinderella Rockafella cast members (from left) June Forsyth, Foundation, Graham Stocks, Alan Placid, Steve Kershaw and Mark Kilvington

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