Leeds Chamber’s biggest event of the year has raised over £2,000 in support of The Leeds Fund. Over the last 7 months, the Fund has raised and distributed over £550,000 to 54 separate projects. However, the need continues to grow as our city expands, with the Foundation often receiving 6-7 times more applications than they can currently afford to fund.
Leeds Chamber President, Gerald Jennings, Rachel Hannan, LCF Chair with local community group, TCV Hollybush, who received a grant their Gardening for Wellbeing project.
Gerald Jennings, President of Leeds Chamber, selected LCF as Leeds Chamber’s charity partner and they having been supporting the Foundation for the past two years.
The Annual Dinner held at the Royal Armouries brought together Chamber members from across the region, who kindly gave donations to support the work of The Leeds Fund.
Speaking about the event, Gerald Jennings said: “We are proud to support The Leeds Fund and I’m delighted that many of our members have also aligned themselves with this great initiative, together with the Fund’s Patron, Gabby Logan, and many of the city’s figurehead names and brands, such as John Lewis Leeds and Asda Foundation. Leeds Chamber is proud to support The Leeds Fund and believe that it is important to give back to communities where you live and work. We would like to thank all of our members for their generous donations, which have enabled us to raise more money for the Fund.”
LCF was delighted when Leeds Chamber selected LCF as their charity partner. We have been members of Leeds Chamber for ten years and value the important role they play in supporting the local business sector. We are extremely grateful for the Chamber’s continued support, which ensures we can help more projects across the city, year after year.
The Leeds Fund collects donations and distributes grants throughout the year. Donations can be made online or by cheque made payable to The Leeds Fund and sent to LCF, The Leeds Fund, 51a St Paul’s Street, LS1 2TE.