Leeds Federated Housing Association has been pedalling hard to raise money for Leeds South Foodbank. Staff competed in the ‘Tour de Leeds Fed’ challenge and rode the 390km distance of this summer’s Yorkshire Tour on exercise bikes over two days.
The event was part of a health and wellbeing initiative to encourage Leeds Federated’s team to get active and raise money for charity.
£200 was raised, including a £100 donation from Leeds Federated for staff completing the cycling challenge.
The ‘Tour de Leeds Fed’ challenge was part of a range of health and wellbeing activities for staff including lunchtime walks, free fruit, sports massages and reflexology sessions.
Jill Hellings, Head of Corporate services at Leeds Federated said:
“Having a happy, healthy workforce is vital for every organisation and the ‘Tour de Leeds Fed’ challenge was a great way to encourage our staff to think about their health, have some fun and raise money for charity.
“Leeds Federated works in local communities across Leeds and we are aware that times are tough for many. Leeds South Foodbank does a fantastic job helping people and we’re delighted to be able to support them.”
Linda Jackson, Project Manager for Leeds South Foodbank said:
“Since opening last October we have fed over 1600 people and over half were children ages under 16. It’s a sad fact that many are going hungry in Leeds and the donation from Leeds Federated will enable us to help more people.”