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Fire Safety on Cottingley Springs

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By Ellie Rogers |  November 30, 2015 |

Fire safety at Cottingly SpringsOur members were all moved by the tragic events in Carrickmines in County Dublin, our thoughts and prayers are with the families there.

Working with Leeds GATE, residents at Cottingley Springs decided they wanted to ensure their community was safe. Residents asked Leeds GATE if they could arrange a visit by West Yorkshire Fire Service to check smoke alarms in trailers and offer fire safety advice.

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Molly’s Adventures with Travellers – Episode 4: A day at the Doctors

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By Ben Chastney |  November 10, 2015 |

Molly goes with her mum to the Doctors’ surgery. Another mother and daughter are already talking with the reception staff when they arrive.

Molly’s Adventures with Travellers - A day at the Doctors
ILLUSTRATION BY PETER HUDSPITH

“But why can’t I see the Doctor?”

“Because you aren’t registered at our practice.”

“I don’t think I am registered at any practice. Can I register here now?”

“Slow down there. Where did you say you lived?”

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Boxer Jimmy is sharing his skills on site

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By Helen Jones |  October 14, 2015 |

Boxing Skills ClassesFormer Professional Boxer Jimmy Lowther is running boxing classes for young people on Cottingley Springs caravan site. Every Friday after school Jimmy uses equipment that GATE have supplied from our Summer Play Enable Grant Scheme, to run the session for 5 – 10 year olds. ‘Its more about fitness’ say Jimmy, ‘but they will learn the discipline too’.

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Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

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By Ellie Rogers |  September 28, 2015 |

Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (GATE) are delighted to announce that we have received £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Feet on the Ground, in Leeds. The project will work with Gypsy and Traveller community members to explore and promote Gypsy and Traveller heritage, working with an archive of artefacts and books gifted to Leeds GATE.

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Volunteer Tutor Needed - chance to join the Leeds GATE team!

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By Ellie Rogers |  September 15, 2015 |

Leeds GATE volunteer neededLeeds GATE are recruiting for an exciting volunteer opportunity to support our Youth Inclusion Team in delivering support to young people who are electively home educated.

The volunteer will assist young people in their literacy and numeracy learning. The sessions will be delivered in an informal learning environment at the Leeds GATE offices in Cross Green. The volunteer will be supported by our experienced Youth Inclusion Worker and our current volunteer literacy and numeracy tutor.

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