Leeds Businesses Highlight Loneliness in the City

During National Loneliness Week, supporters including businesses and individuals from Leeds Community Foundation were invited to take part in a unique event which brought to life some of the community projects and groups that have been supported by the foundation in the city and learn more about The Leeds Fund which aims to tackle loneliness and inclusion in 2019/2020.

The half day event supported by First Leeds, who supplied the transport for the event, provided the opportunity for guests to meet and engage with some of the inspirational groups that have benefitted from Leeds Community Foundation funding, visiting projects that make a real difference to the lives of those that need it the most in the city and hearing the personal stories from those that have benefited directly.

Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council hosted a welcome breakfast at The Civic Hall alongside Kate Hainsworth, Chief Executive of Leeds Community Foundation who talked about the importance of partnership and collaboration in the city. Kate said: “To attract ongoing support, it is vital that we make the link between our supporters and donors and Leeds Community Foundation’s role in distributing those funds to the groups that are delivering the most amazing work on the ground and reaching the people and communities that are most in need.”

Guests visited projects including: Solace, Holbeck Elderly Aid and New Wortley Community Association.