© Copyright 2020 NET Garforth
Registered charity No. 1088836
A Company Limited By guarantee in England & Wales No. 4221787
NET Caring for Older People and their Carers in East Leeds Covering:
Aberford Allerton Bywater Barwick in Elmet Garforth Great Preston Kippax Ledston Ledsham
Ledston Luck Little Preston Scholes Swillington Micklefield
What’s New or rather What Was New Earlier This Year Early this YearWarmth - stay well this winter
ASC “Talking Points” drop in service
“Legs 11” Leg Club
Physiotherapy Drop in Service
Falls prevention Strength and Balance
Escape Pain Program - Help better manage Chronic Joint Pain
Memory Lane - The Caring Sharing Café
Neighbourhood Elders Team
NET is a registered charity that relies on public and private grants to maintain its services to the over 60's and their carers.
During the current crisis NET has been called upon more and more to support the wider community. Whilst we have been
receiving support from the community to stock our food bank over the years, demand has now outstripped supply. Local
supermarkets have been amazing in donating foodstuff for us to distribute and giving us priority access to purchase stocks.
Leeds council are still honouring our contracts allowing us to divert funds to this cause. Other big business are supporting by
Our funds are now beginning to run low. Any donation to see us through the current crisis and to allow us to continue
supporting our community in the future would be appreciated.
ALL Activities SUSPENDED. During Corona Outbreak Crisis But Work Goes ON.
NET the Neighbourhood Elders Team caring for older people & their carers in Garforth and the 12 villages in the surrounding area of East Leeds.
Quick Update from Monica in Dover Street 1630 Hrs Saturday 30-05-2020 . We are still here and still supporting the
community. All NET Staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly since 12
March to support not only NET Clients but
also 100's in the community who have asked for support directly to us and through the LCC Helpdesk. We are still sourcing
food, still collecting, still packing and still delivering throughout LS15 LS25 LS26 WF10. As the mobile befrienders know from
years of experience, covering 46 sq. miles does involve a lot of travel each week. This has only increased with volunteers
now delivering food parcels and an ever increasing number of prescriptions. Thanks also to the Garforth Lions who have
supported our volunteers with deliveries, collections and donated to our funds for food purchases. We are all determined
to continue, no matter what obstacles we meet. We will continue to support the community and remember the VE Day
song which has always been the NET Events closing anthem "We'll meet again" With your support we will always be here
for you, and the community. What keeps me going are the thank you cards and phone calls left daily. A moving tribute to all
of us is that two young girls who live in Kippax asked if they could raise money for food parcels by holding a sponsored
They completed the ride and raised £1800 we are so grateful to 2 young girls. You can still support them to raise more.
Love to you all, Take Care, Keep Safe, Monica XXX
You are probably fed up with the sight of tins of beans and boxes of cereals on the same old tables, for food parcels by now
so here are some photos from VE Day. We could not hold our planned events but we did manage to distribute bunting and
our volunteers supplied cakes and refreshments at street parties in the area ( observing social distancing of course ) It
wasn’t the usual extravaganza but it did enable some of the communities to come together.
NET Still Supporting the Community
Dover Street Friday 8 th. May Was The most decorated Street?
NET Clients & Volunteers should have been celebrating VE Day
today with a fabulous party. With lots of bunting, flags and
goodies generously donated by MGN Events. We will have the
party but will just postpone until it is safe. We will meet again.
Bless you Rae Littlewood - Speaking to you Friday morning
reminiscing about the war years. During this pandemic 2020 it
reminded you how everyone pulled together during the Second
World War, very similar things are happening today! Monica xx
Two of our clients were closely involved with the Normandy Landings but never actually met until attending NET events.
Albert (Ted) Edward Stuart 96 years! from Scholes attends Dover Street luncheon clubs, he served in The Royal Navy. Kenneth
Waite from Garforth served with the British Army Armoured Division. They were both presented with the Legion of Honour
medal from the French Government in recent years. Sadly Ken passed away late last year. However his daughter & son in law
would be delighted and proud if his photo was used in memory. He absolutely adored everything NET stood for and enjoyed
every minute that he spent at NET.
Robert ‘Bob’ Campbell. 96 years. Bob was in the Royal Air Force. He was a Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, his crew flew the
Lancaster Bombers. His greatest achievement was he and his crew rescued 20 prisoners of war from Pomigliano Nr Naples
Italy. His favourite film is the Dambusters which he watched again on VE day remembering his brave friends!
If you would like to see tins of beans and see how we are operating go to our news page. NEWS