South Leeds Roundup: Football, fundraising and a free lunch

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter.

We start this week with a reminder that football is not all about the Premiere League. Middleton Park FC have posted a great little video of their under 4s training session and we read that Beeston Juniors have been given a new team strip by McDonalds and the under 11 side are through the cup semi final after knocking out Robin Hood.

Beeston Juniors u11s celebrate their cup win
Beeston Juniors u11s celebrate their cup win

When there isn’t time to blog about running, because you’re out running it’s a dilemma. Ewan Mitchell has finally reactivated his Run Sancho Run blog with a catch up post.

Sporting memories are a powerful tool when working with people suffering from dementia or social isolation. Beeston’s Hamara Centre have teamed up with Yorkshire Cricket on a new project starting next month.

They’ve being looking at Randon Acts of Kindness at Park View Primary Academy according to the Principal’s blog.

The Tommy Wass pub was the scene of Save Our Beeston’s fundraiser for Val Duggan last Saturday. They made over £1,000 on the night bringing the total raised to a staggering £3,000. There’s also an interesting debate about South Leeds Life and bias.

Staying with fundraising, it is a year on from the tragic crash that killed teenagers Rhys Baker and George Wharton. The Holbeck raised £600 on Saturday night for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in their memory according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Taking bookings now: Slung Low theatre present another showcase of local writers on Sunday 10 April. Original new 15 minute radio plays will be performed live at The Holbeck club.

Don’t forget if you live in Cottingley, it’s the Cottingley Hall TRAC meeting tonight (Wednesday 9 March) at the Community Centre.

If you care about keeping Middleton clean and tidy, get along to the community centre on Thursday (10 March) where Middleton Community Group are hosting forum with the ward councillors about the local environment.

And finally, we know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but this is close. Middleton Elderly Aid are putting on lunch at St Cross Church on 30 March, in return you get the chance to comment on Leeds’ ‘Aging Well’ charter. And if you’re quick you can follow it up with the first walking group of the year at 12:45 on the same day.