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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

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

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

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+00:00November 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 28th, 2017|charity, HELP, Ripon, Ripon & Rural Wellbeing Service|Comments Off on Charity’s birthday card campaign to help overcome social isolation

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