Harrogate Rugby Club welcomes Scandanavian visitor

The contingent of Scandinavian visitors with HRUFC president John Finnegan (far left) at the Claro Road ground

Harrogate Rugby Union Football Club (HRUFC) played host to a contingent of Scandinavian visitors keen to learn more about the game in Yorkshire. The eight visitors from Norway, Sweden and Denmark plus representatives from the Rugby Football Union and Yorkshire Rugby Football Union were at the club’s Claro Road ground as part of the Rugby Football Union’s ‘Unity Project’ which ... Read More »

Dynamic duo go many extra miles for Alzheimer’s Society


Dynamic duo Heather and Rob Memmott from Harrogate have travelled far and above that ‘extra mile’ to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society. Not only has Rob run two marathons for the charity, but his wife Heather is a stalwart volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society Legacy team in North Yorkshire. Heather said: It all started as a bit of a joke really ... Read More »

Theme for 50th Great Knaresborough Bed Race announced

Bed Race June 2013 154 (640x427)

Knaresborough Lions have announced that the theme for the 50th Great Knaresborough Bed Race is to be ‘Popular Culture from the Past 50 Years’, in a celebration of the unique contribution made by this great North Yorkshire event. Next year’s Bed Race will be staged on 13 June 2015, on the second Saturday in the month in line with a ... Read More »

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


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

Light a lantern

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

The volunteer team

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 »