Community stories in and around Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Community bus schemes win cash funding

Little white bus

Sixteen new minibuses will soon be hitting the roads of North Yorkshire in a major extension of a programme of community transport schemes supported by North Yorkshire County Council. The Department for Transport has agreed to provide funding for sixteen vehicles for community groups across North Yorkshire, at a cost of some £800,000. The buses will help the elderly, people ...

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Good Neighbours to boost North Yorkshire’s rural communities

Good Neighbour schemes are to be introduced across North Yorkshire to offer practical support to people in rural areas. The schemes will be operated by volunteers, and will be run by a village or a defined area of a market town. The kind of support offered by a Good Neighbours Scheme might include helping with household tasks, dog-walking in bad ...

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£24,000 raised for Yorkshire-based infants charity

Gordon's Law Firm

The Friends of Alfie Martin raises money to buy, improve and maintain neonatal equipment for critically-ill babies in Yorkshire. The organisation was founded by Sicklinghall-based Fiona Martin, following the death of her baby son, Alfie, in February 2002, after a prolonged wait for a suitably-equipped ambulance to take him to a neonatal unit. Yorkshire law firm Gordons has supported the ...

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New drop in service will help more Serving personnel and veterans in Harrogate

Remembrance Sunday 2014 Harrogate

The Royal British Legion has launched a new welfare drop in service from a community centre in Harrogate, bringing advice and support even closer to the Armed Forces community. From 23rd March, the Legion’s Case Officer, Louise Beilby, will be available at Community House, 46-50 East Parade, Harrogate every month to deliver advice and support to Serving personnel, veterans and ...

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Harrogate charity says cheers to beer festival donation

Disability Action UK

A Harrogate charity has said “cheers” to the organisers of an annual beer festival. Jackie Snape, the chief executive of Disability Action Yorkshire, was paying tribute to Harrogate & District Roundtable for the £2,650 donation they received as part of the proceeds of last year’s highly successful fundraising event. Mrs Snape said: We are very grateful to the Roundtable for ...

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Feather in the cap of Yorkshire charity knitters as they stitch up double milestone

Knit-knit-hooray .... Anne Wells celebrates a double milestone with some of the 10,000 chicks that have been created since the charity initiative began

Among the scores of fund-raising initiatives launched by a Harrogate and Ripon charity, there is one that continues to rule the roost. And now, seven years since the idea of knitting Easter chick covers for Cadbury crème eggs was first hatched, the Carers’ Resource is celebrating the smashing of two egg-stra special milestones. Thanks to its army of volunteer knitters, more ...

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Easter Egg Hunt in The Pinewoods – meet the Easter Bunny


The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) is planning its second Easter Egg Hunt that plans to be bigger and better than last year’s successful event. The hunt will take place on Saturday 28 March 2015 from 11am to 1pm and suitable for all ages. Entry is free for PCG members and £1 for others with an Easter Egg for each successful ...

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Football club to be the healthy heart of the Harrogate community

Harrogate Town

Harrogate Town Football Foundation C.I.C is striving to become the heart of the community thanks to a Healthy Heart grant from Yorkshire-based national charity Heart Research UK. The Harrogate Town Foundation CIC has been awarded nearly £10,000 to run three different programmes aimed at adults with high risks of heart disease, families who are at risk of developing heart conditions ...

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Knaresborough Rotarians top the Polio support charts!

Knaresborough Rotary Club members with the trophy presented to Knaresborough Rotary Club in recognition of their support for the End Polio campaign

For the second time in three years Knaresborough Rotary Club has come out top in its support for the End Polio Now campaign. In 2014 a total of £5,733 was raised by the club which put it top of the 78 Rotary Clubs in North and West Yorkshire. At a recent club meeting at Nidd Hall the Rotary District 1040 ...

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