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Nest Kitchens joins up with Help at Home

Help at Home clients recently benefitted from the skills of joiner, Simon from Yorkshire-based Nest Kitchens. Usually busy at work installing bespoke kitchens, Nest Kitchens kindly offered Simon’s services to the Help at Home team. Over the few days Simon was with the team, he set to work refitting and repairing doors, as well as [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:03:45+00:00 November 16th, 2017|charity, Harrogate, HELP, Help at Home, Knaresborough, Volunteering|Comments Off on Nest Kitchens joins up with Help at Home

Brigantes’ boost funding for HELP

The Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes recently provided HELP with another boost to their funds, in the form of a £1,250 cheque. The Brigantes had selected five charities to support after receiving a £5,000 donation from an anonymous local resident. The £1,250 donation was presented by Howard Rayner of the Brigantes to Frances Elliot from [...]

By | 2017-08-17T10:25:01+00:00 August 17th, 2017|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Brigantes’ boost funding for HELP

Envirovent goes out in the open air with Help at Home

A team of employees from Envirovent recently went out into the open air to do a morning's gardening with the Help at Home team. The volunteers set to work digging, pruning and weeding to completely transform an elderly client's garden from its overgrown state into a neat, manageable space. The volunteering was organised as part [...]

By | 2017-08-08T11:11:11+00:00 August 8th, 2017|charity, Harrogate, Help at Home|Comments Off on Envirovent goes out in the open air with Help at Home

HELP ‘cheques out’ of Sainsbury’s partnership

After a fantastic three years of support from Sainsbury’s superstore in Harrogate, HELP has ‘chequed out’ of the partnership with a total donation of over £11,000. HELP was chosen by the store as its Local Charity Partner back in July 2014. As well as the extensive fundraising activities, our services has reaped rewards from the awareness raising [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:18:22+00:00 July 5th, 2017|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, Opening Doors|Comments Off on HELP ‘cheques out’ of Sainsbury’s partnership

Charity’s birthday card campaign to help overcome social isolation

Socially isolated older people supported by the Ripon and Rural Wellbeing Service are set to receive birthday greetings from the residents of Burton Leonard. The ‘Birthday Wishes’ scheme invites Burton Leonard residents to donate a birthday card and return it to the village store, together with a small donation. People can bring their own card [...]

By | 2017-06-28T12:00:45+00:00 June 28th, 2017|charity, HELP, Ripon, Ripon & Rural Wellbeing Service|Comments Off on Charity’s birthday card campaign to help overcome social isolation

Voluntary car driving service clocks up the miles

HELP's voluntary car driving services in Ripon and Harrogate have clocked up a new record: Jointly their drivers took passengers on 6,700 trips over the 12 months until end March 2017. The drivers offer their time to help local people, who may otherwise struggle to get out and about. Just some of the journeys include [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 May 4th, 2017|charity, Driving Force, Harrogate, Ripon, Ripon & Rural Voluntary Car Driving Service, Volunteers|Comments Off on Voluntary car driving service clocks up the miles

‘Oaticulture’ plant and seed swap event nurtures community spirit

A seed and plant swap event organised by Oatlands Community Group has raised £154.66 for HELP. The ‘Oaticulture’ event was held at St Mark’s Church, Harrogate on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April alongside the group's regular TUKI monthly fundraising café and knitting group. These events are initiatives of Oatlands Community Group, which was set [...]

By | 2017-04-05T11:02:45+00:00 April 5th, 2017|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on ‘Oaticulture’ plant and seed swap event nurtures community spirit

Wolseley UK taps into employees’ generosity to make donation to HELP

Staff from Wolseley UK have been holding a series of dress down days to raise much-needed funds for HELP's Ripon and Rural Wellbeing Service. Held over  the past year, staff jointly raised £1,150 for the Wellbeing Service. The donation will be used to support the service's work providing home visits and lunch clubs for over [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 March 1st, 2017|charity, HELP, Ripon, Ripon & Rural Wellbeing Service|Comments Off on Wolseley UK taps into employees’ generosity to make donation to HELP

Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes boost HELP funds

The Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes recently made a donation of £1,690 to HELP to support its work assisting older and vulnerable people to live independently within the Harrogate District. Howard Rayner from the Brigantes presented Frances Elliot from HELP with the funds, which were a proportion of proceeds from their Christmas grotto in Asda [...]

By | 2017-02-10T11:11:21+00:00 February 10th, 2017|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes boost HELP funds

Ashville College hosts afternoon tea for Opening Doors clients

Students and staff from Ashville College, Harrogate recently welcomed clients and volunteers from HELP's Opening Doors service to the College. Guests were invited to afternoon tea, where they enjoyed music and dance recitals from the school's students. The guests, who are all either older or living with disability, enjoyed the opportunity to chat with the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 February 9th, 2017|charity, Fundraising, HELP, Help at Home, Opening Doors|Comments Off on Ashville College hosts afternoon tea for Opening Doors clients