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Harrogate charity offers London Marathon place

Marathon Runner Wanted! Disability Action Yorkshire Care Home Manager Steven Taylor with resident Wayne Martin in front of the existing “bus”

A North Yorkshire charity is looking for a keen runner to take up its place at next year’s London Marathon – and help it raise funds for a new vehicle to benefit young, disabled adults. Disability Action Yorkshire – the Harrogate-based organisation that aims to empower disabled people to live independent lifestyles – is searching for someone to don its ... Read More »

Theakston sponsored cycle ride raises £3,000 for good causes

This Year’s Riders In The Lower Dales Charity Cycle At Theakston’s Black Bull In Paradise. Picture foreground are, from left, Kris Stephenson, T&R Theakston ltd relationship manager Barry Stephenson and Chris Wade

An annual charity bike ride sponsored by Masham brewery T&R Theakston Ltd has raised more than £3,000 for local, regional and national charities. Almost 50 cyclists saddled up for the annual 27-mile Lower Dales Circle Charity Bike Ride, which takes in some of the region’s most stunning scenes – and a host of pubs en route! For the last nine ... Read More »

Storage space needed for Harrogate homeless project

Corrina-homeless

Corrina’s Homeless And Vulnerable Project in Harrogate are a non profitable organisation run by a committee of volunteers and rely entirely on donations and sponsorship to support their work. They  help the homeless an vulnerable by providing them a meal 6-7pm every Sunday at St George’s community hall, Mornington Terrace, Harrogate. As their work has expanded, they are now looking ... Read More »

Brackenfield School’s Macmillan Coffee Morning

Brackenfield-coffee

Brackenfield School took part I the world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research on Friday 26 September 2014. Year 6 pupils planned and ran their own stalls including Find the Treasure , Name the Teddies, cake stalls and pre-loved books and toys stalls. There were also a wide range of craft stalls. Each class was able to ... Read More »

Harrogate adventurer completes 30 extreme challenges at aged 30 to raise £30K

£30k for charity Teenage Cancer Trust

Harrogate adventurer Richard Lethbridge has successfully completed 30 gruelling physical challenges in his thirtieth year to help raise £30,000 for charity. Richard, who started his epic adventure last September on his thirtieth birthday, and has just turned 31, is raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust after seeing the incredible work his sister does at one of the charity’s hospital units. ... Read More »

Pannal’s charity gold day raises nearly £6,000 for Acorn Charity

Dementia Forward, the winning team of Neil Crawford, Philip Lees, Mike Sleath and Mark Rudolph

The Acorn Charity held its annual Golf Day at Pannal Golf Club in September, generously hosted lady and gentleman captains Susan Taylor and Sandy Callandar who have chosen to support Acorn in their year of captaincy. Ninety six golfers played with a record number of ladies joining the field. This year’s added prize was a hole in one competition, generously ... Read More »

Cyclists conquer Yorkshire’s toughest charity challenge

DR51

More than 100 people tackled one of Yorkshire’s toughest cycling challenges on Sunday to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Participants in The Dales Rider were able to choose from ‘The Gear Grinder’, a 65 mile circular route which weaved its way through hills and valleys of the Dales to the historic market town of Masham and back, or ‘The ... Read More »

Wesley Centre to host open weekend following £250,000 refurbishment

Wesley-Chapel

The Wesley Centre in Harrogate is to reopen later this month following a £250,000 refurbishment of its Oxford Street premises. The new centre, previously known as the Wesley Chapel, will open its doors to the public on the weekend of 27 and 28 September 2014. The extensive refurbishment project, managed by the Nidd Valley Methodist Circuit, has seen new double-glazing, ... Read More »