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Reducing Isolation & Loneliness

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FDM have been nominated for the Outer South Community Heroes Event 2017 in the category Community Organisation of the Year! Also under the Category Volunteer of the year  our chairman Mike Ball has been nominated

We need you to Vote for us and this can be done in 2 ways

Voting is open from the 1st September to the 29th September

Please support us to win these awards  as winning will  help us when applying for funding

 Project Development Co-ordinator

We have been successful in filling the above vacancy, Katy will be joining us on 4th September.

Just Giving:

We have now added a just giving page to help raise £2,000 to provide transport for elderly people living on their own.  Access the link below or you can find the link on the fundrasing page too.  many thanks


The Co-Op are helping to support our charity.  The link to the details are below.  If you would like to make our charity YOUR cause. please go to the link below. 


A4-poster Co Op

April and Go Ape. 

On the 22 April, Gordon Fitzgerald trustee, volunteer driver of FDM, raised £150. Carole Allen raised £231 .50p  and her granddaughter Alicia Wrighton raised £100  totalling £481. 50p.
Morrisons Carol’s employer run a scheme to match fund money raised by there staff for good causes this will increase our total to £713.
This money will be used to continue providing FDM services to reduce isolation and loneliness in our community. A huge thank-you to Gordon  Carole and Alicia for their brave efforts and everyone who supported them, from all at FDM. Gordon’s dog was a big supporter of them but did not take part


AdobePhotoshopExpress_2017_04_02_11_47_51 (1)Ron attended the Tenfold AGM where he promoted FDM  to a number of Service providers including Leeds Social Services, Adult Social Care and other charitable organisations.

Social Club Activities

Our  September Social Club  programme will be available to view on our Social Club Page soon.  .

If you want to meet friends and make new ones then join us!  by calling 0113 2889000 and speak to a member of our team.

We kicked off February with a trip  to the Alhambra Theatre to see the our Patron ‘ Billy Pearce’ star in Peter Pan .

Our members had a fabulous time and all left the theatre with a positive feeling.   here are a few of the comments:-

‘ Brilliant afternoon';  ‘ Had a positive impact on my life'; ‘ made me feel happy'; ‘ it was a good laugh, just what I needed'; ‘made me feel happy after losing a friend’ 

For information on further theatre trips , please call the office on 0113 2889000 or email us at info@fdmbus.org.uk

Additional 16 Seater Minibus

September 2016 saw our new 16 seater minibus  visable on the roads of Leeds.  The Department of Transport Community Transport Fund provided this in order to  increase our capacity and comfort for our members.  Below are some of the photos of the handover.  This took place at Iveridge Hall, Oulton, Leeds.  Thank you to the staff at Iveridge Hall for their kind hospitality.

Poster UniversalNew Mini Bus

Hand over of Mini BusNew Users

Details about our upcoming events and latest news can be found here.

Are you looking for something rewarding and fun to do? Well look no further:

We have now taken receipt of our second minibus.  This means that we are able to spread our wings further afield and offer our services to the wider community.   We would welcome new drivers to drive for us.  If you would like to make a difference and put a smile on someones face. then please take a look at  the link below.  Right click over the link and this should open a new tab if you are unable to access the links directly.

Volunteer drivers 2

See below one of our New Users:


Welcome to The Elderberries, they have been on their first trip with FDM.   They enjoyed it so much they have booked again!


Fundraising Update

Mark welcomed us at the Hare and Hounds on a snowy morning with a lovely roaring open fire, steaming hot coffee and tea, and scones with fresh cream and strawberries.  You an see some of the photographs on our social club page.

Image result for images of coffeeWe would like to thank Mark and his family from the Hare & Hounds, Rothwell for kindly hosting a coffee morning on Wednesday 9th November.  It was a huge success.  mark also donated £200.00 from winning the Leeds Area Charity Pub of the Year! He now goes forward to the regional/national finals.  All at FDM wish him luck!

Hare & Hounds cheque presentation


Fund Raising Opportunity 


FDM Newsletters

Please click on the links below to access our Newsletters.

FDM NEWSLETTER – July August 2016

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