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HELP! The fab four ways to fundraise for us

HELP! We need somebody! Take a look at our 'Fab four' ways to raise vital funds for our services assisting older and vulnerable people across the Harrogate district so, unlike in the song, their independence won't 'Vanish in the haze'. For more details about the different ways you can get involved, please contact Anna or [...]

By |2018-11-16T11:12:04+00:00November 16th, 2018|charity, Fundraising, HELP|Comments Off on HELP! The fab four ways to fundraise for us

Van-tastic fundraising for Help at Home

Help at Home unveiled its new van in a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Harrogate Community House offices yesterday (3 July). Funders, clients, volunteers and staff gathered to officially launch the team’s new work van. This marked the successful completion of a 12 month fundraising campaign to raise the £17,500 required to replace the service’s [...]

By |2018-07-04T11:22:36+00:00July 4th, 2018|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on Van-tastic fundraising for Help at Home

M&S store staff make their ‘mark’ on local gardens

Green fingered volunteers from Marks and Spencer’s Harrogate store recently volunteered their time to help transform two overgrown local gardens.   11 employees from the central Harrogate store teamed up with the Help at Home service, which offers practical support to older and vulnerable residents across the district. The staff assisted with weeding, pruning and [...]

By |2018-06-28T11:13:54+00:00June 28th, 2018|charity, HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on M&S store staff make their ‘mark’ on local gardens

Capita UK lends a hand with HELP

Employees from the Harrogate office of Capita UK recently donned their gardening gloves to join our Help at Home team with a spot of jungle management. The nine-strong team spent the day helping to cut back a very overgrown local garden for its owner, a client of our handyman service. The team worked hard, filling [...]

By |2018-05-29T10:53:31+00:00May 24th, 2018|HELP|Comments Off on Capita UK lends a hand with HELP

Disabled Facilities Grants available across the District

Do you have difficulty getting in and out of your home, accessing the bath or struggle getting up and down the stairs? Then a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) might be the answer. Harrogate Borough Council has received more funding from the Government to help people live in their homes independently. All you need to do [...]

By |2018-05-24T14:01:04+00:00May 15th, 2018|HELP|Comments Off on Disabled Facilities Grants available across the District

Handyman scheme to benefit from Bilton Gala fund

HELP has received a donation of £500 from the Bilton Community Fund to support its practical Help at Home service. The money will be used to support their work helping residents in the Bilton area with odd jobs, decorating and gardening. The donation was awarded following the Bilton Gala Committee's decision to donate the savings [...]

By |2018-05-10T13:16:35+00:00May 10th, 2018|charity, Harrogate, HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on Handyman scheme to benefit from Bilton Gala fund

Funding boost from Freemasons

The Harrogate Easier Living Project has received a financial donation of £11,000 from the Freemasons' province of Yorkshire West Riding at its annual meeting held at Harrogate's Royal Hall. The funding boost was part of a £90,000 “major grants” windfall awarded to five charities from the region’s Freemasons. It will enable the charity to replace [...]

By |2018-05-10T10:06:59+00:00May 10th, 2018|charity, Fundraising, HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on Funding boost from Freemasons

Find your perfect volunteering match this Valentine’s Day

It’s fair to say that in the past there has often been a misconception about volunteering – that’s it all about making cups of tea for old people or working in a charity shop. And whilst those are very worthwhile, there are hundreds of ways of using your skills or something you’re passionate about, to [...]

By |2018-02-14T10:30:14+00:00February 14th, 2018|HELP|Comments Off on Find your perfect volunteering match this Valentine’s Day

See HELP’s ‘Helping Hands’ tree at the Knaresborough Christmas Tree Festival

HELP will be exhibiting their 'Helping Hands' tree at the Knaresborough Tree Festival, being held at St John's Church, Knaresborough from 1-10 December. Constructed from salvaged wood by Andy from the Help at Home team, the tree's leaves have been fashioned from hand prints created by the charity's elderly clients and children from Woodlands Nursery. Willing [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:45:59+00:00November 30th, 2017|charity, HELP, Help at Home, Knaresborough, Volunteers|Comments Off on See HELP’s ‘Helping Hands’ tree at the Knaresborough Christmas Tree Festival

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