Sunday Assembly Leeds

Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More

Author: Chris H

September 2016: Sharing!

It’s been a busy old month at Sunday Assembly Leeds!

Hiking Group: On Saturday 10th September, an intrepid band conquered Ingleborough – one of the three highest Yorkshire peaks. Glenn, Rob, Ally, and I made the 12 mile trip around the peak from Clapham, finishing up with a lovely drink in the late-summer sunshine. For those hikers who are interested, we’ll have a couple more walks before the end of the year, so keep an eye out for future events!

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The march up Trow Gill

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August 2016: Help!

word-895557_1920This month’s Assembly was hosted by Chris (with the beard) and featured a low-key musical accompaniment from Rob, Chris (with the long hair) and Dave. We sang Lean on Me by Bill Withers, When I’m Sixty-Four by the Beatles, With a Little Help From My Friends by the Beatles, and Build Me Up Buttercup by the Foundations (which someone remarked seems to feature almost every month, but that wasn’t a criticism!). Dave was doing their best and talked about all the volunteering work that he has been doing around Leeds: helping with Spanish language lessons, interfaith community activities, and chaperoning a local children’s choir. The star of the show was Sarah, from Dementia Friendly Leeds, who told us all about how we can do more (as a city and as individuals) to help those who are suffering from Dementia. She also showed an eye-opening video from the perspective of someone suffering from dementia to illustrate some of the difficulties that sufferers face, and some of the ways in which we can help. Continue reading