BRADFORD firms and businesspeople which have given their support to the GiveBradford campaign have been taken on a tour of the community projects their donations are supporting across the district.

The GiveBradford campaign, set up by Leeds Community Foundation, directs money from local businesses to local charities and community groups, to help businesses support some of the most vulnerable and in need people in their local communities.

As part of their membership in the GiveBradford campaign, a number of supporters have toured the district to meet some of the groups benefitting from their donations.

Supported by LCF Law and First West yorkshire, the businesspeople were taken around the district via bus - donated by First - to a number of different groups.

On the tour they could see first-hand the work their money is supporting, and also meet the people providing these services and some of the people supported by the groups.

The event began with a welcome at City Hall from Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, leader of Bradford Council, alongside Kate Hainsworth, chief executive of GiveBradford.

They spoke to the gathered guests about the importance of partnership and collaboration in Bradford to make the city a better place for its residents.

Ms Hainsworth said: “To attract ongoing support, it is vital that we make the link between our supporters and donors.

“GiveBradford’s role in distributing those funds to the groups that are delivering the most amazing work on the ground and reaching the people and communities that are most in need.”

On the tour, the party visited Bradford Community Broadcasting Radio, The Big Swing - Eccleshill Adventure Playground, and the Karmand Community Centre in Barkerend, to hear about the good work they are helping to facilitate.

Neil Shaw, partner at St James Business Park based LCF Law, which sponsored the visit, added: “As a longstanding Bradford based business, this was a fantastic event to be involved with.

“It provided a valuable opportunity to visit and meet some of the local organisations GiveBradford is making a genuine difference to and everyone we met had an interesting story to tell.

“It was hard not to feel inspired by this event, so we’re delighted to support them and it reinforces why the work that the 100 Club and GiveBradford does is so important.”