I am fundraising for Leeds Animation Workshop, which has existed for 40 years, making animated films on social issues from a feminist perspective. This is an organisation dear to my heart and I want to raise money to support women working creatively in Leeds to communicate important messages about gender and other inequalities. I am planning a walk, of around 140 miles, from my home to that of my daughter (who has just had a baby daughter) in Newcastle, calling by at my mother's home in Leeds. This is my final project for an MA in Creative Practice (at Leeds College of Art) and I will be working all the way along the route to capture and record my experiences, what I see, hear, feel, taste and smell. On my return I will work on the gathered material to create an installation for the end of year show this autumn. There are some things about this for which I need your support. Up till recently I have been a keen walker and my planned walk would have been well within my reach. Now, however, I am older (64) and have an injured leg which will need to be much better if I am to do the walk. My aims are to lose weight (target is 20lbs, just over 1lb/week) and to exercise 150 minutes/week so as to get stronger (I am having treatment on my leg as well). That's why I am posting this as a fund-raiser, to help me do what I need to be fit and to make this adventure possible. Thanks for reading this- I hope you will support me, and Leeds Animation Workshop.
Just got to this although I think k Jeanne did tell me. A very great achievement Lesley and I am sure very memorable. Hope the leg was not too sore. Would love to hear more about it. Gerry and Katrina
This is from Eleanor and Joseph's neighbour Steve.
I know Alex sent you some money but I've been meaning too as well. Also I just got your letter and felt very touched. Expect a reply soon. Love Dot
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