Cllr Ryk Downes

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Yeadon youth group to get cash boost from councillors

by cllrrykdownes on 7 February, 2016

Yeadon councillors Ryk Downes, Sandy Lay and Colin Campbell will be donating £300 of their council MICE money to support the efforts of the Yeadon Youth Committee.

The Yeadon Youth Committee is made up of a number of young people from the Yeadon area, who work together to raise funds for various charities and causes. The most recent effort involved a sponsored head shave at the sailing centre in Tarnfield Park which raised over £800.

Now they are looking to expand their fundraising activities and have asked for £300 to complete their food safety and hygiene certificates, so they can take their fundraising to the next level.

Cllr Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) said: “It is wonderful to see young people getting involved in their local communities and fund-raising for worthy causes.

I visited them several weeks ago to talk about their activities, and their work is so positive for the community. They have shown what is possible with a little motivation and support and thoroughly deserve this funding.

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