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A Year Like No Other: Pandemic Stories from Volunteers in Kirklees: Photographic Exhibition

A Year Like No Other: Pandemic Stories from Volunteers in Kirklees: 9 February to 2 April 2022

Huddersfield Art Gallery: Unit 7, The Piazza Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2RS

Telephone: 01484 221 964 Opening hours: Wed to Sat 11-4

This exhibition was conceived during National Volunteers Week 2021 through a partnership between Third Sector Leaders Kirklees and Kirklees Museums and Galleries.

‘A Year Like No Other’ tells some of the remarkable stories of local people volunteering in communities across Kirklees during the Covid pandemic.

These stories are just a small snapshot of the huge volunteering activity which has taken place across the borough over the last two years, involving thousands of volunteers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has volunteered or simply been ‘neighbourly’ during this difficult time. The power of communities to pull together and help each other has been truly inspiring.

As a permanent reminder of the volunteering effort in Kirklees, these photos and stories will now become part of the collection of Kirklees Museums and Galleries so future generations can look back on the social history of our time.

If you can’t make it to the exhibition you can still see our online version below:

We would like to thank all the Volunteers, charities and community groups who participated in this exhibition.

Charities and Community Groups involved

Almondbury Support and Care

Aspire Creating Communities

Cleckheaton Foodbank

Clem’s Garden

Dewsbury South Community Support

Give…a Few Words

Golcar Mutual Aid Group

Holmfirth Tech

Hope Newsome Foodbank

Kirklees Befriending Service (Yorkshire Children’s Centre and Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees)

Locala Community Partnerships CIC

Slaithwaite Meals On Wheels

The Branch at the Jubilee Centre

The Jo Cox Foundation

Third Sector Leaders Kirklees

TimeTogether (powered by the Denby Dale Centre)

Westend Juniors Community Champions.

With thanks to Photographer: David J Cowan

Feeling inspired?

If you have been inspired to volunteer please visit our Volunteer Centre website: tslkirklees.org.uk/volunteering-home/ to find a wide range of volunterring opportunities or email volunteer@tslkirklees.org.uk.

By Agency For Good

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