Community Foundation Newsletter 12th November 2021

Guiseley Community Foundation announced details of their Foodbank and Christmas Hamper Collection this week but there’s been lots more going on.

Annual Foodbank Collection and Toy Appeal

This year will be our eighth annual foodbank collection. We are hoping that Guiseley supporters, and members of the wider community, will assist us in supporting the residents of Aireborough that need additional support, especially over the Christmas period. As well as our general appeal for staple items, this year we are hoping to make up Christmas hampers for vulnerable families.

Donations can be brought to us at Nethermoor Park on December 4th between 12:00 and 15:00. Suggested items for both our foodbank collection and for the Christmas hampers can be found here.

In addition to our foodbank collection, we will also be launching a Toy Appeal on 14th November. This appeal is following on from our very successful first Toy Appeal last year. Toys should be new and unwrapped, and suitable for children of all ages.

Donations of toys can be dropped off at either Guiseley Morrisons, or 123 Dental Care on Otley Road. Donations for our foodbank collection can also be made at these drop off points.

December Football Camps

Our very popular Holiday Football Camps will be taking place during the Christmas Holidays, on every day from December 20th until December 23rd. Email alison.leigh.gcf@gmail.com to book. Book now and receive a discounted ticket for Guiseley’s home match against Alfreton Town on Saturday January 15th. More details can be found on our social media pages.

Haribo Magazine Photoshoot

During the half term holidays, members of Guiseley Primary’s Eco group met up in Nunroyd Park for a photoshoot for Haribo’s World Trade Magazine.

The group’s trip to Nunroyd Park to conduct a litter pick and complete work in the new pond area caught Haribo’s attention, and they decided that the trip would make the front cover of their magazine.

Haribo grants funding to the Community Foundation to complete multigenerational work within the community, whilst also striving towards protecting our local environment. The group will be joined by Friends of Nunroyd Park volunteer Rob on the front cover of the magazine, who helped the group on their trip last month. We look forward to sharing the images from the photoshoot once we receive them from Haribo.

Wharfedale View

Community Coach Adam Lees has started working at Wharfedale View, a block of extra care apartments in Yeadon. Adam visits the residents once a week, and helps to combat loneliness through sharing stories and playing games. At the beginning of December, Adam will be attending and helping out at their Christmas Party, which is in partnership with Alzheimer’s UK. The residents are also looking forward to a visit from the children at Yeadon Pre-school, who will be coming in to do some crafts with residents, including making Christmas cards.