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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

Change of provider for support for charities and volunteers in Harrogate District

On 31.1.17 it was announced that Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Services (HARCVS), of which the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) is part, will no longer receive funding from NYCC and the NHS to provide support for charities and volunteers, from 1st April 2017.  This will not have a direct impact on the services [...]

By | 2017-02-03T12:15:22+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|charity, HELP|Comments Off on Change of provider for support for charities and volunteers in Harrogate District

HELP volunteers receive recognition at Volunteering Oscars

HELP volunteers have been 'Highly Commended' for the 'Organisation of the Year' title at the recent Harrogate and District Volunteering Awards.  A group of HELP volunteers were presented their certificate at the Volunteering Oscars ceremony at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate on Friday 28th October. The team of 80 volunteers were nominated by Lizzie Hughes [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|charity, HELP, Volunteering, Volunteers|Comments Off on HELP volunteers receive recognition at Volunteering Oscars

Insurance broker, Bluefin, digs in for charity

Office workers from the Harrogate branch of insurance broker, Bluefin, recently swapped their suits for jeans as they lent a hand gardening with Help at Home, the practical gardening and decorating service operated by the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP). Two teams of colleagues each volunteered an afternoon of their time to weed and tidy [...]

By | 2016-08-22T12:42:28+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|charity, Harrogate, Volunteers|Comments Off on Insurance broker, Bluefin, digs in for charity

HELP launches new website

HARROGATE CHARITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE Local charity, the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) has launched a new website detailing its services available to older or vulnerable people and those living with disability across the Harrogate District. The Harrogate and Ripon based charity offers a range of services designed to assist people with living independently within [...]

By | 2016-08-12T14:11:50+00:00 August 12th, 2016|charity, Fundraising, HELP, Volunteering|Comments Off on HELP launches new website

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+00:00 August 11th, 2016|charity, HELP, Volunteering|Comments Off on HELP volunteer shortlisted for NYCC Community Award

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

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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 15th, 2016|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Lynx links up with local charity

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