Community

Local businessmen raise £1,000 for Ataxia charity

Charles Paines and Keith Hemmings of Joe Manby Limited raised more than £1,000 for Ataxia UK.

A leading national charity in the region has received a cash boost thanks to two Harrogate businessmen. Keith Hemmings and Charles Paines of event services company Joe Manby Limited have completed this year’s gruelling Big Bad Bike Ride – raising more than £1,000 between them for Ataxia UK. A sponsored cycle event held at various locations around the UK, the ... Read More »

Harrogate Duchy Hospital raises money for charity at world’s biggest coffee morning

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Staff at BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate have raised nearly £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support during the world’s biggest coffee morning. The cancer charity’s biggest fundraising event raises money to support people living with cancer, to help make sure no one has to face the disease alone, from the moment they are diagnosed, through to treatment and after diagnosis ... Read More »

The HUGO bus – your route to becoming web savvy

Job seekers in the Harrogate district, who are unfamiliar with computers and the internet, are being urged to hop aboard the HUGO (Helping U Get Online) bus to see how modern technology can help their search for employment and ensure that they aren’t getting left behind in the digital world. With 72% of employers saying they wouldn’t consider applicants for ... Read More »

Light a lantern at Yorkshire Cancer Research carol concert

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Yorkshire Cancer Research is inviting supporters to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones at a special carol concert in Harrogate. The charity will hold its ‘Lantern of Life’ event for the second year running at The Bandstand, Valley Gardens, on Friday, 5 December 2014. The evening will be led by Reverend Guy Donegan-Cross and will once again feature ... Read More »

Scientists spruce up woodland near Summerbridge

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Scientists from IDEXX Laboratories in Wetherby got their hands dirty helping to care for a young woodland in Nidderdale. The team of volunteers joined woodland experts from local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for an afternoon of woodland management activities at Hartwith Bank Wood near Summerbridge. The team set to work ... Read More »

Renowned pianist records single for Yorkshire charity’s anniversary

Avalon Blues! Musician Derek Paravicini

A renowned pianist has written and recorded a single to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a Yorkshire charity. “Avalon Blues”, which is being released on Thursday 9 October 2104, has been recorded by Derek Paravicini, the blind and autistic musical savant to mark the twentieth anniversary of leading social care charity, the Avalon Group. The charity – founded in 1994 ... Read More »

Harrogate over 50’s celebrate being active

Carol Rowson from ‘Extend’ demonstrates chair-based activities to over 50s at the recent ‘Ageing Well’ event. Finding out about what’s available locally for people over 50

Over 50s in Harrogate were invited to celebrate the positive role they play in a series of events organised across Harrogate to mark Older People’s Day at the beginning of October. Local charity, the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP), joined forces with charity Supporting Older People (SOP) and the Harrogate and District Over 50s Forum to challenge stereotypes about ageing ... Read More »

Accountant hits the road in classic car charity challenge

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Harrogate accountant and classic car enthusiast Robert Horner is planning to cover 2000 miles in 48 hours in his 1964 Triumph TR4 this weekend to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Mr Horner, a partner at Lithgow Perkins chartered accountants, is taking part in the Round Britain Reliability Run with his 78-year-old father-in-law Eric Cartwright as co-driver. Mr Horner said ... Read More »

Sports centre calls for community input

Rossett Sport Centre

The new manager of Rossett Sports Centre in Harrogate is calling for members of the community to get involved with planning its future. Josh Lyon is inviting people to send him suggestions of what new activities they would like to see offered at Rossett in the future, and what they would like to be reinstated. It follows the change of ... Read More »