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St George’s dragon

23 May 2014

STUDENTS of Leeds Metropolitan University, in what is now the diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales, drew a splendid dragon on the pavement in Millennium Square, Leeds, on 23 April, and invited passers-by to fill its outline with coins. This was part of their final-year project to raise funds for St George's Crypt, the city-centre charity at the Parish Church of St George which supports the homeless.

There was also a tombola, a cake stall, and music from St George's. The event attracted a great deal support. The boyfriend of one of the students dressed as St George, and that captured the imagination of passing children, who helped to fill the dragon with coins.

Martin Barry, a volunteer at the Crypt, says that the weather was glorious, "and it was wonderful to chat to so many people about the work of the Crypt".

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