Chair of Trustees Simon Blagden CBE (left), Dr Ingrid Roscoe (centre) with representatives of the seventeen winning West Yorkshire based groups


Eight Leeds based community groups are among the winners of a prestigious royal award. As recipients of The Duke of York’s Community Initiative each of the organisations have proved that the service they provide makes a very real difference to the community they serve.

The awards, which are only open to Yorkshire groups, were presented by The Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding, Dr Ingrid Roscoe, at a ceremony at Huddersfield University. Three representatives from each group will travel to London later to attend a reception at St James Palace, hosted by the scheme’s Patron HRH The Duke of York.

The local winners include: Better Action for Families, who improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families in Leeds; The Works Skatepark, which provides opportunities through sport, education and training; Older People’s Action in the Locality (OPAL); Pink Events, who raise money for the Leeds Breast Care Unit at St James Hospital and Cancer Research UK; Help 4 Victims of Intimate Violence; The Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store; and Shadwell Independent Library and Arts Centre.




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