HELP client on a fundraising drive
A regular passenger with HELP’s ‘Driving Force’ service recently embarked on a fundraising drive to thank HELP for the support it has given her. Jennifer Perkins and her team of volunteers, put on teas, tombola and a bric a brac stall at Wesley Chapel in Harrogate, as well as holding a tombola at Dene Park Community Centre.
Jennifer raised an amazing £353, which will directly support the charity’s work supporting older and vulnerable people, and those living with disabilities, to remain living independently within their own homes.
Jennifer Perkins (front) with her team of volunteers
Harrogate and District Allotment Federation grows cash for HELP
Giant vegetables and prize winning produce recently reaped dividends for HELP as proceeds from the Harrogate Allotment Show were pledged to support the charity’s Help at Home service. Visitors to the Allotment Show enjoyed the displays of produce, miniature gardens, home-baked goodies and photography put on by members of the Harrogate & District Allotment Association. The HELP stand also had a distinctly floral note, with a rose making children’s activity and volunteering tree brimming with volunteering opportunities. We are thrilled to hear that HDAF has raised an incredible £900 for HELP from the proceeds of the show! This will be spent on new equipment and materials to enable our Help at Home team to work more efficiently to support people with gardening, decorating and odd jobs in the Harrogate area.
HDAF Chair, David Griffiths, with Mayor of Harrogate,
Councillor Nick Brown and HELP team member, Anna Woollven
St Roberts Primary School raise £188.58 for HELP
A big thank you to the enterprising members of St Robert’s Volunteering Club who recently held a fundraising tea party. They raised a magnificent £188.58 to support HELP’s work in the local community in the process. The year 6 children performed songs, organised stalls and served refreshments to their guests. Opening Doors members also joined the party and commented on the effort that the children had gone to and how nice it was to be served by them.
Rotary Club of Harrogate race to generate cash for HELP
The Rotary Club of Harrogate recently raced their way to the finishing post, raising £1,250 for HELP along the way.The Club generously divided their proceeds from their annual race night between HELP and the Harrogate Homeless Project. This was part of a year of support and fundraising for HELP pledged by President, Graham Saunders
Maurice ‘McCrirrick’ Bull at the Rotary Race Night
Team HELP raise over £500 tackling the Nidderdale Walk
A team of intrepid walkers donned their walking boots to complete the 20 mile Nidderdale Walk. Taking in the sights of Ripley Castle, Glasshouses and many bluebells along the way, the team made regular stops at the refreshment stalls along the way. Their excuse was the sweltering heat, though we think the fantastic selection of home-made cakes was the real draw! The seven walkers raised a fabulous total of £500 which made the swollen ankles and blistered toes well worth it!