Community Foundation Newsletter 4th December 2020

Find out what Guiseley AFC Community Foundation have been up to with their latest weekly newsletter.

Haribo Happiness Fund

We are happy to have received a 2 year grant from the Haribo Happiness Fund via Leeds Community Foundation! The grant is aimed at inter-generational activities that are fun, inspirational and educational. We are planning for these activities to be based around becoming Eco-Friendly, with help from a Keep Britain Tidy ambassador, and his dog Koda. The purpose behind these activities is to combine the wisdom and experience of the elderly with the energy and enthusiasm of the youth. This will help to impart knowledge and skills that will live long in the memory of the young people and provide the elderly people with the satisfaction that they have been involved with bringing this about. These activities will work with the ‘Friends Of’ groups attached to local parks and local litter picking groups, alongside the eco-based after school groups we are involved with. The aims of the project include combating elderly loneliness and isolation, utilising different qualities present in the young and the old, as well as taking pride in where you live.

Email steve.taylor.gcf@gmail.com or alison.leigh.gcf@gmail.com if there are any members of the older generation who would like to get involved.

Football Camps Return

We are pleased to announce that our popular Holiday Football Camps will take place during the Christmas Holidays. Two fun-filled days of football will take place on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December from 9am until 3pm on the artificial pitch at Nethermoor Park. The cost for the two days is only £25. All Covid-19 procedures will be in place, including temperature checks on arrival and regular sanitizing breaks throughout the day. Limited spaces are available, so please email alison.leigh.gcf@gmail.com to avoid missing out.

Hidden Homeless Say Thank You

Hidden Homeless, a grassroots outreach that help homeless people in Leeds, are very grateful to the Community Foundation and all those that donated to our Food Bank Appeal. All the Hidden Homeless team would like to say a massive thank you- the food donation has meant they’ve been able to give vulnerable people and families many food parcels over the past week.

Last Week of Toy Appeal

There is now just over a week left to donate to our first Christmas Toy Appeal. Our donation point is located in Guiseley Morrisons, and we have already seen many excellent donations. Please can donations be new and unwrapped, and suitable for children aged 16 and under. All toys donated will help to make a huge impact on children in our local communities during the tough Christmas period. Donations will be accepted until December 12th.