Our Charities

Our Charities

Here in the Facilities Directorate we are committed to supporting one local and one national charity every year.

Our staff take great pride in hosting and participating in regular events and activities to raise funds for the charities they have chosen to support.

Our ambition is to raise £12,000 for each of our chosen charities every year.

If you would like to join the fundraising team to help organise events, or if you have an idea on how we can raise money for these great charities, then please contact:

Sue Tattersall
Email: s.tattersall@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113-343-5006

2018/2019 Charities

This year we will be raising funds for Candle Lighters


Candlelighters is a charity that supports families facing children’s cancer in Yorkshire. 

The money Candlelighters’ raise helps to pay for everything from Chemo ducks to equipment on the wards and clinic. Candlelighters also fund the jobs of the many people who make children’s cancer treatment in Yorkshire amongst the best in the country.


Banbisanani is a partnership charity that uses sport to inspire young people from Mnyakanya High School and Leeds.

What started as a British Council/Youth Sport Trust ‘Dreams and Teams’ initiative has been developed into a unique collaboration that is known as the Bambisanani Partnership led by our Gryphons Abroad. The partnership has since gone on to gain international acclaim.