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+01:00June 28th, 2018|charity, HELP, Help at Home|Comments Off on M&S store staff make their ‘mark’ on local gardens

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+00:00November 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+00:00November 16th, 2017|charity, Harrogate, HELP, Help at Home, Knaresborough, Volunteering|Comments Off on Nest Kitchens joins up with Help at Home

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

Belzona volunteering boost for Help at Home service

Staff from Harrogate based company, Belzona Polymerics, have recently lent a helping hand volunteering with the Help at Home service. Employees Marina Silvi and Tom Belli both volunteered their time to assist with practical jobs for the charity's older and vulnerable clients around the Harrogate District. Tom  has helped out with both gardening and decorating. [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:14+01:00January 20th, 2017|Help at Home, Volunteering, Volunteers|Comments Off on Belzona volunteering boost for Help at Home service

SALTERGATE PUPILS SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER AT CHARITY CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Clients from local charitable project, Opening Doors, were recently provided with musical entertainment from Saltergate Junior School over Christmas lunch held at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate. The 61 guests, who are all older, have a disability or sensory impairment, were joined by Deputy Mayor of Harrogate Cllr Christine Ryder and her consort, for their annual [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:14+01:00December 8th, 2016|Harrogate, HELP, Opening Doors, Volunteers|Comments Off on SALTERGATE PUPILS SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER AT CHARITY CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

HELP celebrates milestones

Local charity, the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) has recently achieved several milestones delivering its services to older and vulnerable people in the Harrogate District. Volunteer car drivers with the charity's Driving Force service have notched up their 1000th journey since May, with drivers carrying out an average of 40 journeys every week for passengers [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:02:14+01:00November 17th, 2016|Driving Force, Harrogate, HELP, Help at Home, Volunteering, Volunteers|Comments Off on HELP celebrates milestones

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+01:00November 3rd, 2016|charity, HELP, Volunteering, Volunteers|Comments Off on HELP volunteers receive recognition at Volunteering Oscars

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+01:00October 26th, 2016|Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Volunteer’s ‘HELP’ earns her volunteer of the year status

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