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HELP volunteer shortlisted for NYCC Community Award

Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) volunteer, Jane Lishman, has been shortlisted to receive the 'Volunteer of the Year' Award in the forthcoming North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) Community Awards. Jane is one of five shortlisted volunteers from across North Yorkshire whose outstanding commitment to volunteering has been recognised by organisers of the Community Awards. This [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00August 11th, 2016|charity, HELP, Volunteering|Comments Off on HELP volunteer shortlisted for NYCC Community Award

CASE STUDY: Covance and AMS lend a helping hand

Local people in Harrogate are benefiting from a new partnership between HELP, Covance Laboratories and AMS Limited. HELP supports older people, those living with a disability or those who are vulnerable, to live independently in their own homes. The help they provide includes a gardening, decorating and odd jobs service ‘Help at Home’ for those [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00August 8th, 2016|HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on CASE STUDY: Covance and AMS lend a helping hand

Wellbeing Service chosen as Ripon Sainsbury’s Local Charity Partner

We are delighted to announce that the staff and customers of Sainsbury's in Ripon have voted our Ripon & Rural Wellbeing Service as it's Local Charity Partner for 2016/17. Lizzie Hughes met with the Great Place To Work team at the store to discuss fundraising and profiling opportunities for the next 12 months which will include [...]

By |2016-08-08T14:06:48+00:00August 2nd, 2016|HELP, Ripon|Comments Off on Wellbeing Service chosen as Ripon Sainsbury’s Local Charity Partner

Charity Hog Roast raises £1,682 for HELP and Pinewoods

A sell out fundraising evening at the Sun Pavilions in association with HELP and the Pinewoods Conservation Group has raised nearly £1,700 for the two charities. More than 150 people enjoyed a Hog Roast, entertainment from community choir All Together Now and a performance by local singer/songwriter Mike Ozen. The Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Nick [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00July 26th, 2016|Fundraising, HELP, Opening Doors|Comments Off on Charity Hog Roast raises £1,682 for HELP and Pinewoods

Lunch club diners enjoy a trip to Jervaulx Abbey Tea Rooms

21 members and volunteers from Kirkby Malzeard lunch club recently enjoyed a visit to Jervaulx Abbey Tea Rooms. The diners swapped their usual weekly venue in Kirkby Malzeard village hall for the beautiful surroundings of Jervaulx Abbey Tea Rooms, where they enjoyed a meal in the company of friends. Josie Pearson, who has volunteered with [...]

By |2016-07-25T15:12:17+00:00July 25th, 2016|charity, Ripon, Ripon & Rural Wellbeing Service|Comments Off on Lunch club diners enjoy a trip to Jervaulx Abbey Tea Rooms

Opening Doors clients share memories with students from St Aidan’s

Sixth form students from St Aidan’s Church of England High School recently treated a group of local older people to an afternoon tea with a historical flavour. The guests, who are all clients of local charity the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) Opening Door’s service, were invited to share their memories of Harrogate in years [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00July 14th, 2016|Harrogate, Opening Doors|Comments Off on Opening Doors clients share memories with students from St Aidan’s

Local Harrogate charities working together on exciting new initiative

Two Harrogate based charities have just announced an exciting new collaborative project. The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) and Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) have come together to encourage use of the Pinewoods by those less able in the district. As part of HELP’s “Opening Doors” service, local residents in need of mobility support will be [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00June 24th, 2016|Fundraising, Harrogate|Comments Off on Local Harrogate charities working together on exciting new initiative

Harrogate based charities celebrate funding success

Two Harrogate based charities will receive over £116,000 of government funding to ensure their services continue to meet local demand. Age UK North Yorkshire and the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) are just two out of 30 charities across Yorkshire and the Humber which have successfully accessed funding from the Cabinet Office’s Local Sustainability Fund, [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00May 14th, 2016|charity, Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Harrogate based charities celebrate funding success

Opening Doors’ special guests mark the Queen’s milestone birthday

More than 70 members and volunteers of local charity the Harrogate Easier Living Project have celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with a celebratory royal tea party at the Cairn Hotel and amongst them were some very special guests. Elizabeth Wilkinson from Knaresborough and Vera Craven from Harrogate are two members of the charity’s Opening Doors [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00April 15th, 2016|charity, Harrogate, Opening Doors|Comments Off on Opening Doors’ special guests mark the Queen’s milestone birthday

Lynx links up with local charity

A local charity supporting older people in the community has benefited from a partnership between Sainsbury’s and national building contractors Lynx Forecourt Ltd. The Harrogate Easier Living Project is the current designated charity for the superstore on Wetherby Road and has already benefited from a series of fundraising activities and awareness raising events, with over [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00March 15th, 2016|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Lynx links up with local charity

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