North Yorkshire’s dedicated volunteers

Volunteer drivers from the Little White Bus service in the Upper Dales

People across North Yorkshire are being encouraged to support their neighbours and their communities as Britain celebrates National Volunteers Week (1 – 7 June) The nationwide event is aimed at recognising and celebrating the contribution made by volunteers – not only to the public, private, voluntary and community sectors, but also to the health and wellbeing of local communities and ...

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Nominations open for 23rd Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards

Launching the 2015 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards are, back row from left, ITV Calendar presenter Duncan Wood, triathlete Suzie Richards and Chairman of the Awards, Peter McCormick OBE, with 2014 Youngster of the Year Harry Phillips and Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher

The annual search for Yorkshire’s brightest and bravest young people has begun with today’s launch of the 2015 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate. The 23rd Awards will recognise the achievements of outstanding young people in the region aged under 35 who have made an impact, whether nationally, regionally or locally. To nominate a potential winner, ...

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Harrogate man running 10K a day for the mad month of May


Muir Mclaren is running 10k each and every day for the month of May, all in the name of supporting two local good causes. Bilton Methodist Church, near Roberts Crescent and Saint Michael’s Hospice are set to benefit from his run totalling a distance of 310K. Three years ago Muir’s son was unfortunately involved in an accident that needed life saving brain ...

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New service to help prevent youth homelessness in Harrogate


The youth homelessness charity SASH is looking for more volunteers in Harrogate to help provide a new service for vulnerable young people aged 16-25. SASH prevents young people from becoming homeless by offering them a room in the home of a volunteer. The charity already helps young people in Harrogate through its Nightstop emergency accommodation project and it is now ...

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Harrogate charity works with exam hidden heroes

Hettie Flynn (left) of the Carers' Resource with young carer Ruth Mellor, who is a Year 12 student at St Aidan's School, Harrogate

A Harrogate charity is working with schools to support a group of “hidden heroes” through the most challenging time in their educational life. As the exam season gets into full swing, the Carers’ Resource has developed a list of “top tips” to help teachers identify those pupils who are forced to juggle schoolwork with the added daily demands of looking ...

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Harrogate hero urges community to learn life saving skills

St Johns Harrogate

St John Ambulance volunteer, Sue Grant from Starbeck, who used her first aid training to save the life of a Harrogate cyclist earlier this year, is challenging members of her local community to give an hour of their time to learn vital life saving skills. The Starbeck and Knaresborough Unit of the first aid charity is set to hold a ...

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OneFamily open nominations for Community Awards

Woodlands Methodist Church in Harrogate, North Yorkshire into a special sensory garden

OneFamily (formerly Engage Mutual) in Harrogate have opened nominations for their Community Awards. The Community Awards will be awarding 15 grants of £5,000 and four awards of £25,000 to community groups, clubs and other voluntary organisations. The funding can be used for a broad range of projects and so far they have helped 18 groups to improve something in their communities. OneFamily ...

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Nominate now for the Harrogate Adversity Awards

Adversity Awards 2015 Harrogate High School Gambaru

A new awards scheme launched by Harrogate independent gym Gambaru is inviting nominations from schools, sports clubs and individuals across the district to celebrate the achievements of local young people who have used sport to overcome adversity. The Adversity Awards are free to enter and all schools and sports clubs in the Harrogate District are being encouraged to nominate 14-18 year olds who have used ...

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Housing association offers young people in Harrogate funding


Your Housing Group, one of the UK’s largest housing associations, has launched the Young Person’s Bursary Fund for 2015/16 available to anyone aged 14-25 years who lives in one of their 80 properties in Harrogate. Your Housing Group was established in April 2012 following the merger of two North West based housing providers. It is now one of the UK’s ...

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