A busy Christmastime for MHA South Leeds

December has been a busy month for MHA Communities South Leeds, which provides services to older people across Beeston, Cottingley and Hunslet.

On Wednesday 7 December 2022 we had a very special guest at our Social Group at South Leeds Conservative Club bringing gifts for all those who attended as well as festive afternoon tea boxes, bingo, a quiz and a band playing.

We had a Christmas lunch for our members on Friday 9 December at Beeston Parish Centre. There was great food, company and entertainment provided for our members in partnership with DePuy Synthes who also helped by volunteering on the day.

The lunch was attended by Cllr Andrew Scopes (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) who commented:

“It was a pleasure to attend one of the MHA Live At Home Christmas meals, such warmth from staff and volunteers and joy from the older people attending. Great that on top of the meal, there was singing and dancing! I’d like to put on record my admiration for Joanne Walsh who does such a fantastic job throughout South Leeds all year round!”

Then on Thursday 15 December our members were invited for Christmas Lunch at DePuy Synthes where they provided a fabulous lunch and local school children from Hugh Gaitskell Primary School came to sing for us all.

At our activities throughout the month we have had Christmas themed quizzes and festive fun and we have had our own Elf “Elfie” join us in scheme. We have been showing her antics on our Facebook page each day, she’s had a great time causing mischief and making guest appearances at some activities and events!


This post was written by Gemma Broughton

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