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Volunteer’s ‘HELP’ earns her volunteer of the year status

Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) volunteer, Jane Lishman, has been named  'Volunteer of the Year’ at the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) Community Awards held at the Yorkshire Pavilions on 21st October. Jane was one of three shortlisted volunteers from across North Yorkshire who had been nominated for the title due to their outstanding commitment [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Volunteer’s ‘HELP’ earns her volunteer of the year status

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

Celebrate the launch of #GBBO 2016 with HELP

Are you a whizz with a whisk? Do you know your tuiles from your tartes? To celebrate the start of the 2016 series of Great British Bake Off, HELP is encouraging people to make cake for cash by holding their own 'bake off' in aid of the charity. Workplaces, social groups and organisations are great places [...]

By | 2016-08-18T10:17:59+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Celebrate the launch of #GBBO 2016 with HELP

Opening Doors clients share memories with students from St Aidan’s

Sixth form students from St Aidan’s Church of England High School recently treated a group of local older people to an afternoon tea with a historical flavour. The guests, who are all clients of local charity the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) Opening Door’s service, were invited to share their memories of Harrogate in years [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Harrogate, Opening Doors|Comments Off on Opening Doors clients share memories with students from St Aidan’s

Local Harrogate charities working together on exciting new initiative

Two Harrogate based charities have just announced an exciting new collaborative project. The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) and Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) have come together to encourage use of the Pinewoods by those less able in the district. As part of HELP’s “Opening Doors” service, local residents in need of mobility support will be [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:15+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Fundraising, Harrogate|Comments Off on Local Harrogate charities working together on exciting new initiative

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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