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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+00:00 July 4th, 2018|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on Van-tastic fundraising for Help at Home

M&S store staff make their ‘mark’ on local gardens

Green fingered volunteers from Marks and Spencer’s Harrogate store recently volunteered their time to help transform two overgrown local gardens.   11 employees from the central Harrogate store teamed up with the Help at Home service, which offers practical support to older and vulnerable residents across the district. The staff assisted with weeding, pruning and [...]

By | 2018-06-28T11:13:54+00:00 June 28th, 2018|charity, HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on M&S store staff make their ‘mark’ on local gardens

Capita UK lends a hand with HELP

Employees from the Harrogate office of Capita UK recently donned their gardening gloves to join our Help at Home team with a spot of jungle management. The nine-strong team spent the day helping to cut back a very overgrown local garden for its owner, a client of our handyman service. The team worked hard, filling [...]

By | 2018-05-29T10:53:31+00:00 May 24th, 2018|HELP|Comments Off on Capita UK lends a hand with HELP

Disabled Facilities Grants available across the District

Do you have difficulty getting in and out of your home, accessing the bath or struggle getting up and down the stairs? Then a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) might be the answer. Harrogate Borough Council has received more funding from the Government to help people live in their homes independently. All you need to do [...]

By | 2018-05-24T14:01:04+00:00 May 15th, 2018|HELP|Comments Off on Disabled Facilities Grants available across the District

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+00:00 May 10th, 2018|charity, Harrogate, HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on Handyman scheme to benefit from Bilton Gala fund

Funding boost from Freemasons

The Harrogate Easier Living Project has received a financial donation of £11,000 from the Freemasons' province of Yorkshire West Riding at its annual meeting held at Harrogate's Royal Hall. The funding boost was part of a £90,000 “major grants” windfall awarded to five charities from the region’s Freemasons. It will enable the charity to replace [...]

By | 2018-05-10T10:06:59+00:00 May 10th, 2018|charity, Fundraising, HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on Funding boost from Freemasons

Find your perfect volunteering match this Valentine’s Day

It’s fair to say that in the past there has often been a misconception about volunteering – that’s it all about making cups of tea for old people or working in a charity shop. And whilst those are very worthwhile, there are hundreds of ways of using your skills or something you’re passionate about, to [...]

By | 2018-02-14T10:30:14+00:00 February 14th, 2018|HELP|Comments Off on Find your perfect volunteering match this Valentine’s Day

See HELP’s ‘Helping Hands’ tree at the Knaresborough Christmas Tree Festival

HELP will be exhibiting their 'Helping Hands' tree at the Knaresborough Tree Festival, being held at St John's Church, Knaresborough from 1-10 December. Constructed from salvaged wood by Andy from the Help at Home team, the tree's leaves have been fashioned from hand prints created by the charity's elderly clients and children from Woodlands Nursery. Willing [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:45:59+00:00 November 30th, 2017|charity, HELP, Help at Home, Knaresborough, Volunteers|Comments Off on See HELP’s ‘Helping Hands’ tree at the Knaresborough Christmas Tree Festival

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+00:00 November 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+00:00 August 17th, 2017|charity, Fundraising, Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Brigantes’ boost funding for HELP

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