Author Archive: Lucy Potter

I have lived in Leeds for the past 15 years and Beeston for the last ten years. I am a mum of two children and passionate about my community.
I have worked as a family support worker in Holbeck and Beeston and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2014 to research family support in the states and Brazil. Since returning I have been actively involved in the community volunteering and now work as a trainer at St. Luke's CARES charity and have founded the first Baby Week in Leeds (2016 & 17) implemented from Semana do Bebe in Brazil (UNICEF 2010)

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Mixed Martial Arts Pro vs Childminder

Mixed Martial Arts Pro vs Childminder

Talented Tom Crosby is a professional Mixed Martial Artist based in Middleton, who is fast becoming a well known figure of the local community for representing the sport nationally. Not only is this man winning gold away from home, but by day he is a childminder at Crosby’s Little Angels. Tom, nicknamed ‘The Viking’ is […]

Baby Week

Baby Week

On the closing day for applications here’s an entry for the St Luke’s CARES Community Awards, submitted by Baby Week which celebrates newborns and the services that support them and their parents. For details of how YOUR community group can enter please click here. The deadline for entries is 5pm today (28 February 2018). Baby […]

By February 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Bereavement workshop at Hillside

Bereavement workshop at Hillside

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be hosting a workshop at Hillside (Tiger 11) in Beeston tomorrow, Tuesday 23 January 2018. They are looking for families (mums, dads, partners, grandparents) who have experienced miscarriage or bereavement in pregnancy or post-natally. Alongside this there will also be professionals keen on learning and helping support families so […]

By January 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Lucy samples new Menu at Limeyard! (again)

Lucy samples new Menu at Limeyard! (again)

Limeyard  – All Day American Kitchen hosted a ‘Blue Monday’ event yesterday (15 January 2018) for journalists to review their new tasty menu. Blue Monday – so called for it being recognised as the most depressing day of the year; leaving festivities behind but not quite reaching payday. In order to cheer everyone up we […]

By January 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
St Luke’s CARES jingles all the way!

St Luke’s CARES jingles all the way!

On Friday (15 December 2017) St Luke’s CARES charity shop on Dewsbury Road held a festive get together. This was a celebration to thank all the volunteers for their hard work (both at Dewsbury Rd and the Middleton Shop). St Luke’s CARES opens its doors to the community every day so it was no surprise […]

By December 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cineworld and IMAX open at White Rose

Cineworld and IMAX open at White Rose

Cineworld and IMAX has now opened at the Leeds White Rose Centre with its spectacular 11 state-of-the-art screen cinema. An invitation to the launch on Thursday (16 November 2017) a day before the doors opened to the public was the screening of Justice League. As a community reporter for South Leeds Life, I was one of […]

By November 17, 2017 5 Comments Read More →
From your yard to Limeyard: A trip worth taking

From your yard to Limeyard: A trip worth taking

For the first time in my life I have been asked to do a food review. I am reaping the perks of being a board member of South Leeds Life after three years. An invitation to have a complimentary meal at the newly opened ‘Limeyard’ (All Day California Kitchen) restaurant at the White Rose shopping […]

By August 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
St. Luke’s CARES celebrates with White Rose

St. Luke’s CARES celebrates with White Rose

On Saturday (3 June 2017) St Luke’s CARES charity coordinated a range of interactive activity at White Rose Shopping Centre to celebrate their new charity partnership together, and promote the different work they do in the south Leeds community. As a volunteer from St Luke’s CARES I was pleased to be a part of the day […]

Bumps and Babes exercise in Middleton Woods

Bumps and Babes exercise in Middleton Woods

Bumps and Babes are thrilled to be running their ‘Bumps and Buggy Fit’ sessions for the third time at Middleton Park over the Summer, as part of a portfolio of health, fitness and education programmes they deliver throughout Leeds. Sharon Wilkinson and Shelley Madden (Specialist Midwives for Bumps and Babes and Directors of the not-for-profit Natal […]

Basement Arts Project exhibits community art

Basement Arts Project exhibits community art

I am lucky enough to work in a cultural city where popping out for a bite of lunch also means stopping by the local art gallery too. No, I’m not in the East End of London or New York City, I’m talking about right here on Dewsbury Road in Beeston. So on a bright Monday afternoon walking […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →