Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Footage of the demolition of the Brunswick Building at the Leeds Arena site

Footage of the demolition of the Brunswick Building at the Leeds Arena site at Claypit Lane in Leeds.

Council teams in knockout charity challenge

CAPTION: It's A Knockout Chicken Run

Ten Leeds City Council teams will be among 21 competing in a charity fund raising ‘It’s a Knockout’ competition this weekend (4 July 2009).

Funds raised from the competition will be used to support the work of Lineham Farm, Leeds Community Foundation and the Radio Aire/Magic 828 Cash for Kids appeal, which all support local children’s projects.

The event will include individual games such as ‘the Human Washing Machine’ and a ‘Chicken Run’ involving competitors dressing up in giant inflatable chicken outfits.

The event has been organised by the Leed Community Foundation.

Media opportunity
Date: Saturday 4 July 2009
Time: 13:00-16:00
Place: Lineham Farm, Eccup, Leeds. Contact on the day is Amanda Wingfield, Leeds Community Foundation, 07983 014192.

Simon Whitehead, chief officer of Safer Leeds, who will be competing for one of the teams on the day said:
“It’s great to see so many teams from Leeds City Council and other organisations taking part in this competition. It will be a great day out for spectators and a wonderful opportunity to support local children’s projects.

Amanda Wingfield, Marketing and Events Manager for Leeds Community Foundation added:
“Many people have fond memories of the original ‘It’s a Knockout’ on the television compered by the lively Stuart Hall. It has all the right ingredients to make a great event – competitive teams, dressing up and lots and lots of foam and water! Lineham Farm are also holding their Summer Fair with barbecues, home made cream teas and plenty for spectators to get involved in. By joining in or coming to watch, people are supporting children in Leeds through Lineham Farm and the Leeds Community Foundation so come down, the more the merrier.”

• Teams competing include: Safer Leeds; two teams from Education Leeds; two teams from Leeds City Council’s Adult Social Care; Leeds City Council’s Internal Audit; Leeds City Council’s Legal and Democratic Services; Leeds City Council’s City Development; Leeds City Council’s Catering and Cleaning; Leeds City Council’s Information and Communication Technology; Leeds City Council’s Security and Property Maintenance; two teams from Medical Protection Society; Academic Appointments Ltd; The Cog; Thomson Group; Brakes Catering; MyPetStop; Arc Inspiration; Naylors Wintersgill; Leeds Community Foundation; Leeds Ahead.
• The Leeds Community Foundation is a charitable trust that works alongside people that want to help transform local communities by providing financial support for community and voluntary groups tackling some of the city’s biggest issues.


For media enquiries please contact:
John Donegan, Leeds City Council Press Office (0113) 247 4450
email John.Donegan@leeds.gov.uk