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554 Bags of love

Challenge group size: F

Ruddi’s Retreat

What's the challenge?

Ruddi’s Retreat is a local charity that aims to help families with seriously ill children have access to a holiday home for free. 
They help families with young children suffering from the effects and after effects of Cancer Treatment, Life Limiting Illnesses or Bereavement to enjoy a family holiday together with minimal financial cost. They also provide 'Gwennie’s Getaways' which provides short term breaks to those with Dementia and their family and carers. 

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As part of Ruddi's Retreat's fifth birthday celebration year (2017) they launched a campaign called 'Gimme 5' and the idea behind this was to start sending emergency care bags to hospitals with children's wards. Through the kindness of companies and individuals, they have been able to send out over 200 to date but many more are needed.

The bags really help emotionally distressed families during what can be a 'horrendous 24 hours'.They contain most essential items that Ruddi's feel an emergency stay would need. The bags cost approximately £10 to put together but are priceless to the recipient! They would love a team (or two!) of volunteers to attend their office to put the bags together and the team would be welcome to deliver the emergency bags to the wards and meet the nurses that are in charge of distributing them so they can hear, first hand, the difference it makes. This can be picked up by more than one team. 

559 Memories are made of this!

Challenge group size: M

MAECare (Moor Allerton Elderly Care) 

What's the challenge?

MAECare (Moor Allerton Elderly Care) is a charity providing support and social activities for people over 60 living in Moortown, Alwoodley and Shadwell. They aim to reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing for older people. 

The organisation has over 1000 members working with people living at home, supporting them to be as independent as possible for as long as possible and to have a good quality of life. They also support over 100 people living with dementia to stay involved in community activities.  

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North East Producers- perform
‘Memories are made of this’ 
Thursday 28th June 
Wigton Moor Church Hall, 82 High Ash Dr,
Leeds, LS17 8RE 

The fantastic theatre group will perform a mixture of song and dance to raise spirits with afternoon tea served afterwards. The challenge will be to host this event for older people. This would also include fundraising to cover the cost of refreshments and prizes. 

They would love a team to provide refreshments (homemade or purchased) and to make or purchase table and room decorations. The team will be meeting and greeting, assisting people from transport, serving refreshments, setting tables and clearing away. 

The members needs vary in terms of physical needs (mobility, hearing, sight impairments) with some having memory loss. 

560 Tablet Tea Party!

Challenge group size: S

Caring Together

What's the challenge?

Caring Together is a small charity supporting older people in the Woodhouse & Little London area of inner-city Leeds.  They provide a range of advice, practical services and social/educational activities to help older people stay independent, be less isolated and live happier healthier lives

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Caring Together would love a small team to attend a 'Tablet Tea Party!'. Caring Together's older people would love to learn more about technology... who doesn’t love a tablet, a cup of tea and a slice of cake? Fundraising for the tea and cakes/biscuits would be needed. The older people will have access to some tablets and mobile phones, but if you could bring your own device to show them on the day, this would be very much appreciated.  

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561 Community Fun!

Challenge group size: L

Leeds Mencap 

What's the challenge?

Leeds Mencap are affiliated to National Mencap but they are a local and independent charity responsible for raising all its own funds. LM provide services and support to children, young people and adults with a learning disability and their families/carers.

They own two buildings - the Vinery Centre based in Richmond Hill, a known deprived area of Leeds with high levels of child poverty - from here they deliver specialist youth clubs and play schemes for children and young people with learning disabilities; a specialist nursery for children under 3 with a learning disabilities, family support workers and we also run a nursery for the local community.  They also own and run a small residential care home in Chapel Allerton for adults with learning disabilities, this houses up to 12 residents at a time.

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Leeds Mencap would love some support us with a Community Fun Day on Wednesday 29th August 2018 - this would be open to families of children with learning disabilities across Leeds and also families from the local community.

The Challenge would be to raise some funds to contribute towards resources for the event (e.g. a DJ, arts and crafts resources) Bake or source cakes/food and run the cafe area Work in partnership with other agencies and Leeds Mencap staff to support the day - this could include helping look after the bouncy castle / soft play room / (alongside trained staff/paid members) helping to set up for the day and clear away afterwards. We would expect at least 60 families to attend an event.

 

566 Nobody Goes Hungry

Challenge group size: S

FareShare Yorkshire

What's the challenge?

FareShare Yorkshire supports communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Yorkshire. The team redistribute food to many charities and community groups. Their community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship - from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Surestart centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults

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Fareshare Yorkshire would love some teams to get involved at the heart of their food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help them improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty. Their daily operations rely entirely on volunteers and you will be working alongside staff and other volunteers on one or more of the following activities…Picking food orders. Working with staff and fellow volunteers to make up orders for each of their organisations receiving food on that day. Labelling orders and helping to load the vans. Sorting food and organising the depot. Sorting fresh fruit and veg. Due to a deput move this challenge will need to take place in September or October. This could be picked up by more than one team.

 

567 Afternoon Tea

Challenge group size: S

Luv2meetU

What's the challenge?

Luv2meetU is a friendship and dating project run by and for adults with learning disabilities and autism. It was established following a survey to people with learning disabilities in Leeds in 2009 and constituted as a Community Interest Company in 2012. It is a charitable project under the auspices of national charity Hft. Luv2meetU which enables its members to develop their social networks, skills, confidence and health and well-being. Members access a wide range of social, sporting and leisure activities and events each month supported by volunteers in mainstream community venues. It has become a lifeline for its members, many of whom have had their local support reduced. 

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Luv2meetU are running a fund raising afternoon tea at The Marmalade Café in Wakefield on Yorkshire Day - Wednesday 1st August.  They've arranged a guest speaker and for some ladies from a local Clarins beauty counter to come along and offer hand massages  some discounted Clarins products.
 
Luv2meetU would love a small team to attend, sell tickets to family and friends and to generally help out on the day.


554 Bags of love

Challenge group size: F

Ruddi’s Retreat

What's the challenge?

Ruddi’s Retreat is a local charity that aims to help families with seriously ill children have access to a holiday home for free. 
They help families with young children suffering from the effects and after effects of Cancer Treatment, Life Limiting Illnesses or Bereavement to enjoy a family holiday together with minimal financial cost. They also provide 'Gwennie’s Getaways' which provides short term breaks to those with Dementia and their family and carers. 

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As part of Ruddi's Retreat's fifth birthday celebration year (2017) they launched a campaign called 'Gimme 5' and the idea behind this was to start sending emergency care bags to hospitals with children's wards. Through the kindness of companies and individuals, they have been able to send out over 200 to date but many more are needed.

The bags really help emotionally distressed families during what can be a 'horrendous 24 hours'.They contain most essential items that Ruddi's feel an emergency stay would need. The bags cost approximately £10 to put together but are priceless to the recipient! They would love a team (or two!) of volunteers to attend their office to put the bags together and the team would be welcome to deliver the emergency bags to the wards and meet the nurses that are in charge of distributing them so they can hear, first hand, the difference it makes. This can be picked up by more than one team. 

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The Growing Zone

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The Growing Zone

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554 Bags of love

Challenge group size: F

Ruddi’s Retreat

What's the challenge?

Ruddi’s Retreat is a local charity that aims to help families with seriously ill children have access to a holiday home for free. 
They help families with young children suffering from the effects and after effects of Cancer Treatment, Life Limiting Illnesses or Bereavement to enjoy a family holiday together with minimal financial cost. They also provide 'Gwennie’s Getaways' which provides short term breaks to those with Dementia and their family and carers. 

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As part of Ruddi's Retreat's fifth birthday celebration year (2017) they launched a campaign called 'Gimme 5' and the idea behind this was to start sending emergency care bags to hospitals with children's wards. Through the kindness of companies and individuals, they have been able to send out over 200 to date but many more are needed.

The bags really help emotionally distressed families during what can be a 'horrendous 24 hours'.They contain most essential items that Ruddi's feel an emergency stay would need. The bags cost approximately £10 to put together but are priceless to the recipient! They would love a team (or two!) of volunteers to attend their office to put the bags together and the team would be welcome to deliver the emergency bags to the wards and meet the nurses that are in charge of distributing them so they can hear, first hand, the difference it makes. This can be picked up by more than one team. 

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The Growing Zone

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The Growing Zone

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565 Revamping Hope!

Challenge group size: S

Home-Start Leeds

What's the challenge?

Home-Start Leeds is a local family support charity. Their organisation is an independent charity affiliated to the national organisation Home-Start UK who provide them with guidance, policy & procedures to ensure high quality services. Their service is delivered primarily by a team of highly trained volunteers recruited from the local community. Currently in Leeds they have a team of 110 volunteers and a paid staff team of 18 (10 ft equiv). Families are referred for support from a range of agencies and can refer themselves. All are struggling with difficulties that impact on family life e.g. parental mental health, DV disability, poverty, poor housing and coping with the demands of very young children. Volunteers are carefully matched with a family and visit the family at home at least weekly for 3 - 4 hours offering support, friendship and practical help. 

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Home Start have been tenants in Oxford Place Care Centre for nearly 30 years. Unfortunately, due to significant repair costs, the Methodist Church (owners of the building) will be closing the building in July 2018. 
They have been offered space in a building owned by one of their home visiting volunteers, Hope House on Mabgate, which they have accepted. The space is currently in the process of being refurbished to meet their office requirements. They will also have access to an outside area that will have some parking spaces and space to have a table and chairs/potted plants etc to make this an lovely area for their visitors and volunteers to use when attending interviews and training. The charity would love a team to work alongside some of their volunteers to 're-vamp' this outside space and make it a nice area for meetings and catch ups - this will include some wall painting, cleaning and potting some plants.

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Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

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Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

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