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Funding boost for Ryedale Community Transport

Ryedale Community Transport (RCT) has received a funding boost for its Wheels2Work (W2W) service. The service provides affordable moped hire to enable people who live in a remote Ryedale community with no access to transport to take up a job offer, apprenticeship, training or further education. The new funding streams from the Big Lottery, European […]

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Age UK shops seek volunteers

As part of Age UK’s No one should have no one at Christmas campaign, the Age UK shops in Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton, and Helmsley are appealing to people in Ryedale who would like to connect with their community through volunteering. These shops are hoping to attract new volunteers who would like to meet new people […]

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Ryedale Carers Support needs volunteers

Ryedale Carers Support has launched an appeal for new volunteers to help them combat loneliness and isolation. The charity’s community development worker Sarah Lally-Marley said: The shorter days and colder weather can make it harder to get out and about and many will feel increasingly lonely and isolated, particularly those living in rural areas with […]

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May I have the next dance?

A charity tea dance is being held at Helmsley Town Hall on Saturday 19th November in aid of two great causes so please come along. We have Musical Memories duo Ruth and Neil Hannah playing music from the 40’s – 70’s between 2.30pm and 5pm with a delicious afternoon tea laid on for everyone. Tickets […]

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NSPCC Christmas Fair moves to Duncombe Park

The popular NSPCC Christmas Fair is moving this year from its regular venue at Castle Howard to Duncombe Park. Bringing together a handpicked selection of exhibitors, The NSPCC Duncombe Park Christmas Fair offers discerning shoppers an exciting array of beautiful, unusual, and special gift ideas along with loads of lovely treats for the Christmas season. […]

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Fundraising fish supper

The Helmsley Branch of the RNLI (“the charity that saves lives at sea”) is holding a fundraising fish and chip supper at the Feathers Hotel in Helmsley on Thursday October 20, with a presentation by Captain J. Stanley from the Humberside Coastguard Search and Rescue. There will also be a raffle and Christmas items will […]

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SASH to hold charity sleepover in Helmsley

SASH helps vulnerable 16-24 year olds in Ryedale and across North Yorkshire who are suddenly made homeless. Through the Nightstop scheme, SASH volunteers offer a young person facing homelessness a bed for the night in their spare room, an evening meal and breakfast the next day. Having access to Nightstop means the young person is […]

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RNLI duck race

Local supporters of the RNLI (“the charity that saves lives at sea”) move into calmer waters on August 29 with the annual duck race on Helmsley Beck. Ducks will be on sale in the Market Place all day at £1.00 apeice, and the race takes place at 3.00 pm. There are usually 600 to 700 […]

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Starlight Walk for hospice

A fund raising  ‘Neon’ Themed Starlight Sponsored Walk for Saint Catherine’s Hospice will take place  on Saturday 10th September. Dig out your glow sticks, don your tangerine leg warmers, and pull on a blue wig for this year’s walk. From 10pm, Scarborough’s North and South Bays will be aglow in neon colour as walkers ‘Light […]

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Mencap on the road

Ryedale & District Mencap are pleased to announce their new project Ryedale Mencap ‘On the Road’. We are going into the community to provide our services to people with learning disabilities where they are. We will be doing crafts and activities between 2.30 to 3.30pm and we will be having tea and biscuits at the […]

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Side by Side, new support service for dementia sufferers

Do you like to go rambling, cycling or swimming? Do you enjoy going for a drive along the coast, and visiting galleries or museums? And if so, would you be prepared to share these activities with someone else? The Alzheimer’s Society is looking for volunteers for its Side by Side project, a new service which […]

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The YMCA charity shop in Helmsley requires an Assistant Manager

This is a professional, paid position for 20 hours per week to include every Sunday. There is also the requirement to cover the managers holidays throughout the year. Previous experience is preferred. Background Helmsley YMCA charity retail shop opened its doors on 24th April 2015, originally an old Solicitors it still has the old walk […]

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Need a speaker for your group?

Autism Plus was founded 25 years ago by a group of parents of adult children, all diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition. After reaching school leaving age they found there was no service to support their children through adulthood. Coming together they worked tirelessly to establish a provision that met the needs of their children. […]

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Hospice shop seeks volunteers

From St Catherine’s Hospice shop: The St Catherine’s Hospice shop in Helmsley needs your help. We are looking for volunteers who could help in the shop for a few hours each week. We have a lovely team of volunteers who are friendly and helpful.  If you could help, we could help you make friends, feel […]

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Helmsley woman, Bridget Houlston is going the extra mile

Or 110 to be exact – in aid of Saint Catherine’s Hospice. At the beginning of 2016, keen runner Bridget set herself the challenge of taking part in the Hardmoors Grand-slam – a series of four arduous races over various stretches of the Cleveland Way. After successfully completing the first two races, she now faces […]

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Helmsley couple honoured by Prime Minister

A couple from Helmsley who were involved in the fundraising of over £134,000 to create a maternity bereavement suite at Scarborough Hospital have been recognised by the Prime Minister. Annika and James Dowson, who were the inspiration behind Scarborough Hospital’s ‘Snowdrop Appeal’, have been named ‘Points of Light’ in a scheme which highlights the work […]

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Fundraising events for the RNLI

The Helmsley supporters group for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution is organising two fund raising events in April. On Saturday April 15 there will be a prize bingo night and raffle, at 7.30 pm in the Scout Hut. And on Thursday April 28, at the Helmsley Arts Centre, fish prepared by Mr Thundercliffe will be […]

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Marie Curie call for volunteers

Marie Curie is appealing for people in Helmsley to donate their time to collect for the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal on 5th March. The charity needs volunteers to encourage people in the local community to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie […]

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Woollen goods, locally made from Yorkshire fleece

News from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust of lovely environmentally-friendly woollen goods with a tiny carbon footprint – the perfect gift: Blankets, yarn and hand-knitted hats and scarves made from the wool of our very own sheep are now available to buy. About 10 years ago Yorkshire Wildlife Trust was given a small flock of about 60 […]

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Hospice ‘Light Up A Life’ Christmas appeal

At Christmas we often wish to remember and cherish those who are special to us. A very important part of grieving is remembering. We need to remember the life that was lived and the love that was shared. This Christmas Saint Catherine’s Hospice invites you to share precious memories of your loved ones with friends […]

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Two fundraising events for the RNLI

The very active Helmsley support group for the Royal National Lifeboat Association will shortly be holding two fundraising events for their charity. On November 21 there will be a Prize Bingo Night at The Scout Hut. Doors open at 6.30 for a 7.00pm start. And there’s a raffle. On November 27, coffee and mince pies […]

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Charity chips

A fish and chip supper will be held on Thursday October 22, at the Feathers Hotel in Helmsley, in aid of the RNLI, followed by an illustrated talk about the Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station. Doors open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 start. Admission by ticket only: please call 01439 770678.

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Advocacy volunteers needed

Advocacy Alliance is a voluntary organisation, established in 1990 to provide free, independent and confidential advocacy to empower individuals and enable them to have their voice heard. It involves a small team of staff who manage and develop advocacy throughout the Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Ryedale areas. Why do People Need the Help of Advocacy? […]

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Helmsley fundraisers among those honoured by hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice has honoured its loyal Ryedale volunteers who have supported it for the past 30 years. The stalwarts are being awarded an engraved glass shield. Among those receiving awards are members from the Helmsley support group, including Rita Brown, who first started fundraising door-to-door with a charity Christmas card catalogue, but then started […]

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