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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

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

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

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+01:00August 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+01:00August 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+01:00July 5th, 2017|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, Opening Doors|Comments Off on HELP ‘cheques out’ of Sainsbury’s partnership

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+01:00May 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+01:00April 5th, 2017|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on ‘Oaticulture’ plant and seed swap event nurtures community spirit

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