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Hold a ‘Social against Social Isolation’ virtual fundraiser

“My befriender is excellent and has made the lockdown more bearable for me. I would be lost without her.” (HELP befriending client) Staying connected is good for us. In these socially distanced times that can be difficult for many of the people we support. That's why our voluntary befrienders make over 100 calls each week [...]

By |2020-06-25T12:28:36+01:00June 25th, 2020|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP, Ripon|Comments Off on Hold a ‘Social against Social Isolation’ virtual fundraiser

We’re here to HELP during the COVID-19 outbreak

At this challenging time, we know many older and vulnerable people across the district are in need of support. For those of you without family, friends and neighbours to turn to, we want to reassure you that we are here to HELP. To respond to your needs, our dedicated volunteers will be working with us [...]

By |2020-05-06T14:38:22+01:00March 23rd, 2020|charity, Harrogate, HELP, Here to HELP, Knaresborough, Ripon, Volunteering, Volunteers|Comments Off on We’re here to HELP during the COVID-19 outbreak

Here to HELP drop in sessions at Bilton & Woodfield Community Library

Would you like to enjoy some company and find out more about where to turn locally for sources of support? We are now offering 'Here to HELP' sessions on the second Tuesday of each month at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library. Sessions take place 11 am - 12 pm and are free of charge to [...]

By |2020-01-30T15:42:00+00:00January 30th, 2020|charity, HELP, Here to HELP|Comments Off on Here to HELP drop in sessions at Bilton & Woodfield Community Library

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+01:00July 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+01:00June 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+01:00May 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+01:00May 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

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