Festival Partners

The Kindness Revolution at #KinderLeeds aims to give people an experience of what a city of kindness, compassion and wellbeing could be like, and a glimpse into how things could be different for everyone, including those who are most often excluded.

Once it was clear that our original plans could not happen face to face we moved the Festival online.

Most of us can be at our best, creative, generous, courageous and productive selves when we feel we belong, feel safe and secure. Kindness, compassion and wellbeing build individual and organisational capability and care-ability by creating a supportive environment for a good life that everyone can and should be part of.

Kindness & Compassion are the ground in which wellbeing can flourish.

Join us if you would like to see a kinder world.

Festival Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the expertise, help and support of our all our partners in helping bring the vision of the Leeds Festival of Kindness, Compassion, and Wellbeing 2020 into reality:

Leeds City Council, Voluntary Action Leeds, Frameworks 4 Change, Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Network of Wellbeing, The Heart Movement, The William Temple Foundation, Leeds Church Institute, Civil Society Alliance and Carnegie UK Trust, Caravan of Unity.

We acknowledge financial support from Awards For All, Leeds Community Foundation & The National Lottery Community Fund as well as all individual personal donations received. 

On our journey we also appreciate the cooperation and support of others from Leeds and wider

Green Tree Films, Shine, Leeds MOMM (Moments of Mass Mindfulness), Easier Inc, Toast Love Coffee, Respiratory Care Solutions, Compassionate Mental Health Community, Linda Allen (KindaListening) and Two Fifty Events Ltd.

Festival People

Core Team

Angela Green from Leeds (Chair of Compassion and Wellbeing 2020), David Midgley of Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Josh Malkin of Network of Wellbeing, Mel Cannavan of Respiratory Care Solutions, Gloria Kimberley of Leeds MOMM, Richard Jackson of Voluntary Action Leeds, Ansa Ahmed of HOPE Bereavement Support.

Volunteer Team

We have an amazing team of
volunteers including…

Heather Kelland
Kinder to Self

Ansa Ahmed
Kinder Relationships

Jeremy Cox
Kinder Business

Kate Peace

Katrina Dickinson
& Event Support

Courtney Brady
Kinder Spaces

Carol Ann Reed
Kinder Communities

Catarina Vianna
Kinder to our Planet

Anwyn Beier

Nick Cragg
Website Design

& Development