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Leeds Deli raises £12,000 to set up child-focused second site

Posted: 1 August 2023

By Greg Pitcher

Leeds Deli crowdfunding campaign
Leeds Deli raises £12,000 to set up child-focused second site

A small food retailer in West Yorkshire has raised more than £12,000 by crowdfunding for a second premises focused on parents and young children. The business will use the £12,862 raised to prepare its Little Leeds café and play space next door on Chelwood Drive.

More than 200 people donated to the project, earning rewards including a place on a ‘wall of fame’ and branded tote bags. Works required include knocking down walls, rewiring, plumbing and tiling as well as installing a play structure and furnishing the cafe.

The Leeds Deli sells a range of baked and storecupboard goods as well as offering artisan pizzas on weekend evenings.It also has a small area for children that has been overwhelmed by demand.

“Our tiny little play area at The Leeds Deli just can’t keep up so we’re moving it next door,” said the Crowdfunder page.

The new venue will make an area available to hire for private workshops and events. “We want Little Leeds to be your home away from home and to know it has been somewhat funded by our amazing community, gritted determination and hard work,” added the fundraising plea.

This article first appeared in the August 2023 edition of Fine Food Digest.