Marshall’s Mill tenants donate eggs for Leeds Women’s Aid

The creative community and tenants of Marshall’s Mill in Holbeck have donated a bumper crop of Easter eggs for long-standing partner and local domestic abuse charity, Leeds Women’s Aid.

A cracking number of 200 Easter eggs has been collected by tenants of Marshall’s Mill, the iconic office development in Leeds with historical origins tracing back to the English industrial pioneer John Marshall, and the wider Round Foundry Estate. Which will be distributed to nearly 70 children and young people who are currently living in emergency refuge accommodation in Leeds.

This year marks a 10-year relationship between Marshall’s Mill and Leeds Women’s Aid which now collaborate year-round, including a Christmas collection that has become an annual tradition. In the last decade, Marshall’s Mill tenants have donated hundreds of gifts and hosted various fundraising events, including painting, sketching, and cooking workshops. Later this year, Marshall’s Mill will be taking part in the Leeds Dragon Boat race at Leeds Dock, in support of Leeds Women’s Aid.

Lisa Riley Events Co-ordinator & Front of House Receptionist at Marshall’s Mill said:

“From the humble beginnings of a single Easter egg collection ten years ago, we now have an annual tradition of seasonal collections and fundraising events. There’s never a shortage of tenants wanting to support Leeds Women’s Aid and this year the Easter bunny has left a bumper crop of chocolate eggs. Supporting local community and charity is important to everyone at Marshall’s Mill”.

Marnie Conroy, Team Leader for Children and Young People at Leeds Women’s Aid said:

“We are delighted to have reached the remarkable milestone of a decade of support from the staff and tenants of Marshall’s Mill! This incredible community has come together once again to support Leeds Women’s Aid with an amazing collection of 200 Easter eggs. We currently have over 30 families in our refuges and so this generous donation will help the children and young people to feel at home and supported during their stay with us. Thank you, Marshall’s Mill for your continued support and kindness.”

 

This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of Marshall’s Mill

Photo: Emma Jameson, Lisa Riley and Marnie Conroy.  Credit: Andy Garbutt

 

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