In The Community

Our community matters

As an independent small business, Lester Campbell are committed to helping our local Leeds and Yorkshire communities to thrive. Our team have worked in Leeds and its surrounding towns for many years and, thanks to the amazing people, it’s a fantastic place for many to both live and work. We want to give back by supporting local charities who are focused on delivering positive changes and projects within our local communities.

Our charity of the year: Life Experience

In 2022, we will continue to support Life Experience, a fantastic community interest company who are on a mission to change the course of young people’s lives throughout Yorkshire. Life Experience was founded by Phil Pearce and is ran entirely by volunteers delivering choices and consequences through their own lived experiences.

This charity creatively tackles anti-social behaviour, knife crime, bullying, substance abuse and much more by collaborating with schools, police, and key local groups. They inspire and engage their audiences through spoken word and acting workshops, small business start-up programmes, and by honestly sharing their personal lived experiences from darker times in their past to where they are now – making a difference!

Throughout 2022 we will donate £10 from every new instruction to Life Experience and host a number of fundraising initiatives for our clients, friends, family and partners to support too. Join us as we raise awareness of their amazing work in our local communities and help us to fund more valuable projects that can positively impact young people.

We've raised £1,800 to support Life Experience in 2022

It's been a great start to the year at Lester Campbell and for every new instruction in 2022 Lester Campbell has donated £10 to our charity of the year: Life Experience. So far in 2022 we’ve donated £1,800! This donation will help cover their rental costs and fund a variety of community projects aimed at young adults to creatively tackle anti-social behaviour, knife crime, bullying, substance abuse and much more by collaborating with schools, police, and key local groups.

Our next fundraising event: Tough Mudder 30th July 2022

It's happening! On Saturday 30th July the Lester Campbell team will be completing the Tough Mudder Yorkshire challenge to raise funds for our charity of the year, Life Experience. We are all feeling a little nervous about this event but Life Experience are worth the challenge and all that mud! Please show us your support and find out more about what we are getting involved in over on our Go Fund Me page > 

We raised £8,310 to support Life Experience in 2021

For every new instruction in 2021 Lester Campbell donated £10 to our charity of the year: Life Experience. In total, we’ve donated £8,310 to this fantastic local charity, our crucial financial support covered their rental costs and helped them to deliver many positive changes and projects in our local community. Below the charity Founder Phil Pearce explains what our donations helped them to achieve in 2021:

Hi Jade, I just want to say a massive thank you for supporting us and let you know what we’ve been up to!! Weird year? It has been for us...

The funding we got from Lester Campbell gave us the ability to stand in front of roughly 900 young people and talk to them about choices and consequences relating to crime. The feedback we get from these sessions are always positive and apparently the young people talk about us and our stories for a very long time after!

The schools closing gave us an opportunity to make some different plans! We started working closely with foodbanks and realised that as amazing as food donations are, people also struggle for toiletries. So, we bought toiletries to create and distribute over 100 packages to people in need.

Over the past few months, we have focused on a project with West Yorkshires Violence Reduction Unit creating podcasts which look at Domestic Abuse, Emotional Resilience, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Criminal Exploitation and Grooming. It’s been an intense experience!