Young disabled people rewarded for completing courses to help them into employment

Learning For Employment! Disability Action Yorkshire Trustee Val Davies (back middle) with trainers Moira Christelow (far left) and Denise Baynton (far right) with learners Jessica Shepherd, Imogen Dickinson, Louise Dakin, Josh Murphy, David Kennett, Matt Culshaw and Ian McHugh

Young disabled men and women have been honoured by a Harrogate charity for successfully passing courses to help them into paid employment. The seven learners, who all attend Disability Action Yorkshire’s training centre on Hornbeam Park, were presented with certificates recognising the various stages they have reached over the last few months. Whilst all successfully passed a short course in ... Read More »

Places still available for Yorkshire Dales ride


Places are still available in Yorkshire Cancer Research’s flagship bike ride The Dales Rider – and there’s a cycling holiday up for grabs for the highest fundraiser. The event is backed by professional cyclist and Commonwealth bronze medallist Scott Thwaites from Burley-in-Wharfedale and showcases some of Yorkshire’s most stunning countryside. With two routes to choose from, it’s ideal for both ... Read More »

New Parkinson’s home care service launched


Carefound Home Care has launched a new specialist service to support people living with Parkinson’s in their own homes in North Yorkshire. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that affects motor skills, speech and other functions. There are about 127,000 people with Parkinson’s in the UK today – that’s one person in every 500. Carefound Home Care has worked with ... Read More »

Britain’s Got Talent duo Richard and Adam announce charity performance


Britain’s Got Talent duo Richard and Adam have announced a charity performance at The Royal Hall, Harrogate. The Welsh brothers, who rose to fame after finishing in third place on the hit ITV show, have confirmed a special concert for Harrogate-based charity Yorkshire Cancer Research on Friday, 26th September. The singers’ debut album ‘The Impossible Dream’ spent four weeks at ... Read More »

Soak the chef raises money for charity at Harrogate Hospital

Owen Grinder braves a bucket of cold water to raise money for Cancer Research UK

A chef from BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate has helped raise money for Cancer Research UK with a ‘Soak the Chef’ event in support of its Big Health Pledge campaign. Staff from the hospital soaked Head Chef Owen Grinder, 28, from Leeds, with a bucket full of ice cold water, and raised £120 for the charity. The Big Health ... Read More »

Harrogate hairdresser to support charity at the Great North Run


Hairdresser Lauren Hewitt-Dawson is swapping her scissors for running shoes when she takes part in the Great North Run to raise money for charity. The senior stylist at award-winning salon Halo Hair and Beauty in Harrogate is helping celebrate the third anniversary at its Leeds Road premises by taking part in the world-famous half marathon in Newcastle. Keen horsewoman Lauren, ... Read More »

Further details released on the future of Rossett Sports Centre


Harrogate Borough Council have confirmed further detail on the agreement made with Rossett Academy School as it takes on the operation of the Sports Centre. Harrogate Borough Council took the decision to not continue with the joint management of Rossett Sports Centre, leaving it to the school to decide if it could continue with community use of the facility. Initially ... Read More »

Live chick hatchings at Tockwith Show


A new Discovery Zone at Tockwith Show will allow young visitors to witness the beginnings of life as chicks hatch live during the show. Organised by Hatch It, the chick hatching will be part of the new area, which aims to educate children about rural life and food production. The Discovery Zone will also feature York’s Chocolate Story, showing children ... Read More »