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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

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

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