Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Local volunteer fair

Local residents and groups will be able to showcase their work and find out more about volunteering at a fair in Tingley later this month.

The fair will include free beauty treatments from Beauty by Julie, and free food and refreshments by the Mother’s Pride Teatime club, along with a guest appearance by Ronnie the Rhino and entertainment by Tingley Brass Band.

Held on Saturday 20 March 10am -2pm at the Tingley Youth and Community Centre on Smithy Lane, the fair will host stalls from the many varied voluntary organisations working in the area. These will include stalls from groups in Ardsley and Robin Hood, Morley and Rothwell areas.

The fair will offer a chance for groups and individuals to obtain information on funding sources available and how to complete an application form to obtain funding from various sources.

Councillor Terry Grayshon, chair of the Leeds City Council outer south Leeds area committee said:
“This is a great opportunity for local residents to come and see the work of local volunteer groups and the excellent work they are involved with. There will be a wide variety of stalls and lots of information about how to get involved with opportunities in their local area..”

All community group stallholders on the day will be entered into a prize draw to win £200 to support their groups activities.

Any community group in the local area who would like to have a free stall to showcase the work of their organisation, should contact Sarah Henderson from Leeds City Council on 0113 2243040 or email sarah.henderson@leeds.gov.uk.

For media enquiries, please contact;
Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450
Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk