Garden party draws crowds in Armley

Garden party draws crowds in Armley

By Andy Dalton

More than fifty people attended the summer open house and garden party in West Leeds last week.

It was held at Leeds City Mission Compassion Centre, Mistress Lane, Armley.

Leeds City Mission organised the social event and sale which welcomed a wide range of people who attended their premises near the Armley One Stop Centre & Library.

City Mission has recently transformed its building into a community compassion center, which houses a variety of projects to help people in need.

Longtime supporters, friends, residents of neighboring streets and those who were just curious showed up.

There were several program items provided during the afternoon. A complimentary light lunch started the day’s program.

Others were able to enjoy free ice cream and soft drinks that were served throughout the afternoon, much to everyone’s delight.

Old friendships and acquaintances were renewed. Visitors were also able to take a look at the bargains on display as part of a ‘pop up’ charity shop exhibition.

More than £150 million was raised for City Mission projects. Chairman Paul Crossley said the “open afternoon and summer sale” highlighted the significant contribution City Mission was making to the wellbeing of the Armley borough.

He thanked everyone who attended for their presence and support. Leeds City Mission is a multi-church Christian agency that has been working with marginalized people since 1837 and seeks to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of Leeds residents.