Slung Low’s refugee appeal to Fayre goers

Last month we at Slung Low were shocked to come to work one morning to discover that the HUB, under the viaduct arches on Bath Road had been burgled during the night.

Much of our equipment had been stolen or damaged and our HUB home was in a state of disarray. We knew that we would be able to put things back together, and that with the overwhelming support from our friends and a bit of hard work we would be able to get things back in order fairly quickly.

The real sadness though, was that we had been providing storage for the ever-brilliant charity Yorkshire Aid.

This group of individuals and organisations work together to provide aid for refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds, Yorkshire and Europe. Everything that had been donated ready for their winter trip to Calais had been needlessly ruined through an act of vandalism during the burglary.

We hope to make this better and so this year we are showing our support to Yorkshire Aid via our Christmas Fayre.

Every year we hold this festive event with our friends as a way to be able to come together and celebrate. It’s always an enchanting day filled with stalls selling everything you could imagine, live music, carol singing, festive-storytelling, a whole load of Yule-tide activities, mulled wine, boozy hot chocolate, hot food, tailor made entertainment and more.

At this year’s Christmas Fayre it would be wonderful if those of you that can, could bring along a Mens Snug Pack (pictured) to donate to Yorkshire Aid. If you’d rather donate money or would like to see what else Yorkshire Aid are in need of then you can do so via their Facebook page, or this website www.refugees-start.co.uk

We always hope to make the Christmas Fayre the biggest, cosiest and most festive-full yet so please spread the word and we’ll look forward to welcoming old friends and new faces at this year’s Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2 December from 12–4pm at The HUB, 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA.

 

This post was written by Sally Proctor using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.

 

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