Dementia group looking for singers and musicians

North Yorkshire charity Dementia Forward is looking for singers and musicians for a new ‘Singing For Fun’ group. Dementia Forward was set up to provide local support to people living with dementia, and those who care for them. Services include: ongoing support, home visits, wellbeing activities, social events, education programmes, and specific services for younger people living with dementia to ...

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Ashville pre-prep pupils give festive cheer to Harrogate’s young carers

Ashville Xmas in Harrogate

Youngsters who will spend Christmas and New Year caring for a relative are being given some festive cheer, thanks to a Harrogate school. Ashville Pre-Prep School pupils are once again supporting the Carers’ Resource, a charity which offers support and guidance to the growing army of carers in the Harrogate District. Parents and pupils have bought, and wrapped, 80 presents ...

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Tockwith Show president hands over crook

Incoming Tockwith Show president Stuart Coggrave, left, receives the ceremonial crook from Sam Blacker

A new president has been appointed to lead Tockwith and District Agricultural Society into its 70th year. Stuart Coggrave was handed the ceremonial crook by outgoing president Sam Blacker, who thanked the committee, friends and supporters of TADAS for their support and help during his year as show president. Over the last 12 months, Mr Blacker has raised around £5,000 ...

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Loved ones remembered at ‘Lantern of Life’ Carol Concert

Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) Lantern of Life Christmas carol service

More than 600 people wrapped up warmly and gathered in a wintry Valley Gardens on Friday evening for Yorkshire Cancer Research’s popular Lantern of Life carol concert. The event included carols performed by St Aidan’s Church of England High School Girls’ Choir and Brass Group and Pannal Primary School. The concert was led by Reverend Guy Donegan-Cross and readings were ...

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MP’s Christmas card competition winner named


The MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, Andrew Jones, will be using a design created by Knaresborough St John’s Church of England Primary School pupil James Wood for his ‘Create a Christmas card for your MP’ competition. Every year since being elected as an MP, Andrew has run the competition with local primary schools, where pupils aged between four and 11-years-old ...

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Santa set to arrive at his Harrogate grotto


Santa will be at his Grotto on the first floor of Asda, to launch the Charity Christmas Appeal by the Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes on Friday 12th December from 11:00am. The Mayor of Harrogate, Councillor Jim Clark, and Mayoress, Councillor Shirley Fawcett, will be dropping in on Saturday 13th at 2:30 to meet with Santa and view all the ...

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