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

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