Half the team went to help Leeds MENCAP, where they painted their three activity rooms, and cleaned all the soft play area and ball pit, which is used by the young children who visit the centre.
The other half went to Hollin Lane Allotments, which are supported by Leeds Community Foundation, where they weeded, trimmed, wood-chipped and planted all day long. The aim was to help make the allotments less daunting for older people.
Everybody worked really hard and the local deli, Sebby’s, provided the team at the allotments with sandwiches and cakes. Some of the people who regularly volunteer on the allotments also made soup and offered hot drinks.
Everyone felt a great sense of achievement at the end of the day, and the charities were very happy with our efforts.
Leeds MENCAP provides services and activities to improve the lives and opportunities of children and adults with a learning disability in Leeds along with their families and carers from The Vinery Centre.
Leeds Community Foundation helps to bring together local philanthropists with dynamic local organisations and community groups that require funding and other resources. Hollin Lane Allotments is a community gardening project in North West Leeds supported by the Foundation.