Yorkshire to go purple as thanks to local volunteers

26th May 2021

As part of Volunteers’ Week celebrations, several buildings and landmarks across Yorkshire will be lit up in purple as a mark of celebration and thanks to volunteers across the region.

The light up, coordinated by VSI Alliance in Calderdale will be over the week of Tuesday 1st June to Monday 7th June to signal that Yorkshire is a place that appreciates its volunteers and the incredible work they do in their communities, for neighbours and strangers alike.

Key buildings and landmarks will be lit up for at least one day of Volunteers’ Week in Calderdale, Bradford, Leeds, Kirklees, Rotherham, Wakefield and Barnsley.

  • Calderdale – Wainhouse Tower (1st to 7th)
  • Bradford – City Hall, MMY and Arches at Foster Square (1st)
  • Leeds – Civic buildings (4th to 7th June)
  • Rotherham – Town Hall (1st)
  • Kirklees – Civic buildings (1st)
  • Barnsley – Town Hall (1st)
  • Wakefield  – Town Hall clock tower (1st to 7th)

Kerry McGrath, Volunteering & Group Support Manager at Voluntary Action Rotherham said:

‘’We are delighted to be taking part in this partnership event, recognising volunteers and saying thank you for their efforts.

The Covid response has been heavily reliant on volunteers giving up their time to help.  We also celebrate the efforts of volunteers who have given their time pre-pandemic and we hope to welcome them back soon.

RMBC are supporting us to light up the town hall purple on 1st June and we are inviting staff and volunteers across Rotherham to wear purple on this date, in recognition of this event’’.