Community Foundation Newsletter 13th June 2022

The season may have ended but the Community Foundation are still keeping busy, read all of their latest news below.

Food Support

Following the award of a £2000 grant from the Arnold Clark Fund, the Foundation will be able to distribute ‘care packages’ to disadvantaged families in our local communities. The Foundation will be working alongside Aireborough Children’s Centre, as well as our local Morrisons Community Champions, to help distribute the packages. These packages will include a slow cooker, a box of fresh food, and an updated version of the Community Cookbook.

Holiday Soccer Camps

Our May half-term Soccer Camps were a huge success. Over 30 children attended every day, and it was nice to see a mixture of familiar and new faces at the camps. With the Summer holidays approaching, we are already taking bookings for our Summer Soccer Camps. Our Camps are running during each of the six weeks. Email alison.leigh.gcf@gmail.com to secure a place as places are filling up already! More details can be found on our social media sites.

Adel Beck Shirt Donations

Guiseley FC and Guiseley Community Foundation are happy to have been able to donate some Guiseley football shirts to children at Adel Beck. Head Coach Connor has been delivering football sessions at the secure children’s home for the past few weeks.

Eco Project Completed

All of the three schools taking part in the Eco project- Guiseley Primary, Queensway, and Yeadon Westfield Junior School- have sent off their application for the Green Flag with Distinction award. Each of the three schools have worked so hard to complete everything needed for the Green Flag, including some big activities they have recently completed.

Last month, Guiseley Primary’s Eco Warriors completed a litter clean at Ilkley River, where they picked up two bin bags worth of litter. Queensway are currently counting the number of batteries collected to be recycled as part of the Big Battery Hunt. Meanwhile, Yeadon Westfield have organised a dress up day to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society.

Community Coach Marcus is so proud of all the Eco Warriors at each of the schools.

Girls Football

The Foundation has been awarded a £900 grant from the FA for both the Squad Girls and Weetabix Wildcats projects. We will deliver a two-year programme aimed at providing girls aged 5-14 with the best possible recreational football experience. This has also been supplemented by a £500 grant from the Barclays Community Football Fund.

Memory Lane Choir Visit

As part of the school’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Yeadon Westfield Junior School’s choir visited Memory Lane Day Centre to sing some songs from the 1950s!