Live chick hatchings at Tockwith Show


A new Discovery Zone at Tockwith Show will allow young visitors to witness the beginnings of life as chicks hatch live during the show. Organised by Hatch It, the chick hatching will be part of the new area, which aims to educate children about rural life and food production. The Discovery Zone will also feature York’s Chocolate Story, showing children ... Read More »

Benfield proves a Tour de Force for local charity


Harrogate car dealership, the Benfield Motor Group, has donated the proceeds from its Tour de France celebrations held over the weekend of 5-6th July to local charity, the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP). Over £576 was collected from the general public who had poured in to the Knaresborough road based dealership to watch the Tour de France and take part ... Read More »

Harrogate Hospital Radio seeks volunteers to boost requesting collecting team


Harrogate Hospital Radio is looking for volunteers to help boost its request collecting team. The station, which is based in the town’s District Hospital and has been broadcasting since October 1977, is looking for people to visit wards and take music requests from patients, family members and friends. Harrogate Hospital Radio chairman Ian Wighton said: The request collector’s roll is ... Read More »

Dr Watson I presume, helping raise money for mosquito nets


A living shop window is helping raise money for mosquito nets. The Oxford street, Oxfam shop in Harrogate is playing host to its very own mini crime spree that is being investigated by non-other than Sherlock Holmes. Running from 17 to 19 July 2013  (10am to 5pm), the charity push is featuring many characters from time gone by. Main cast: ... Read More »

Visually impaired take part in sausage run for charity


On Saturday 12 July 2014, more than 25 motorbike riders including two Henshaws service users who are visually impaired took part in the Sausage Run, an 80 mile motorbike road run from Manchester to Yorkshire, on the trail of the renowned Henshaws Sausage. The fundraising event, which is in its second year, involves motorbike and scooter riders travelling together from ... Read More »

Henshaws staff skydive to raise funds

Henshaws skydive team: Whitney Tiffany, Tracey Sam and Laura

A group of eight staff from Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough and Henshaws College in Harrogate will be travelling down to Lincoln and preparing themselves to jump out of an aeroplane this Saturday 19 July 2014. Each of them has pledged to raise at least £425 in order to jump out of an aeroplane at 18,000feet. Whitney, Tiffany, ... Read More »