City comes out in force to support Lord Mayor's 'Just one day' campaign

Residents, businesses, groups, organisations and popular visitor attractions to name but a few came together last Friday to raise money for the first ever ‘Just One Day’ campaign held in the city.

Organised in aid of the Leeds Lord Mayor Cllr David Congreve’s chosen charity this year the Leeds Children’s Hospital, a range of fun activities and events were held across the city on Friday 24 April to mark the occasion, including a cake and teddy bear sale, bake off competitions and even one member of Leeds City Council staff Mark Smith donating the equivalent of a day’s pay to the cause.

All money collected will be used to help fund a range of improvements at Leeds Children’s Hospital, from the buying of new state-of-the-art equipment to brightening up wards and family rooms.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the Lord Mayor’s appeal can do so in the following ways: By text: ‘LMCA01’ and putting the amount after the 1, i.e. £5 to 70070, or online at www.justgiving.com/lmca

"It was fantastic to be out and about around Leeds throughout the day, and give a personal thank you to just some of the people who gave up their time and made such an effort in so many different ways to raise money for my ‘Just One Day’ campaign.

"Their support was absolutely brilliant, and I would like to say a big thank you to every single person who took part and donated on the day. Every penny raised through ‘Just One Day’ will be given to my chosen charity this year the Leeds Children’s Hospital, who do such an amazing job looking after our young people."

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor David Congreve

Notes to editors:

Leeds Children’s Hospital is the second largest service for Children in the country and was created in April 2010 by bringing all children’s inpatient services together in one location at the Leeds General Infirmary, solving the issue of seriously ill youngsters having to be transferred across the city.

The range of specialised children’s services in Leeds that has evolved to meet the needs of the local, regional and national child population is extensive. Our children’s services admit over 30,000 children to our wards each year, we treat over 109,000 children in our outpatient departments and see nearly 60,000 children each year through our Accident and Emergency Department.

For further information, please see:

Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal  facebook.com/LeedsChildrensHospitalAppeal

Twitter: @LCH_Appeal

Website: www.leedshospitalsfundraising.org.uk/lch