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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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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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Light Up A Life for St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice‘s annual Christmas appeal, Light Up A Life, is under way again. Light up a Life is a series of special community events organised by hospices that take place around the UK during the festive period (usually in November and December). These events help families and friends to come together to remember and […]

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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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Fundraising fun ride in Bransdale

From the Ride Yorkshire Foundation: Celebrate the long summer days by joining our pleasure fund raising horse ride in beautiful Bransdale, in the North York Moors National Park, on Saturday June 25. There are route options of 8, 10 and 12 miles, non-riders are welcome, as are mountain biking partners. The entry fee of £23 […]

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Protecting Lyke Wake Walk

With just 14 days left to go, walkers have so far pledged £1,757 to help improve the Lyke Wake Walk in the North York Moors and we’re hoping that with the support of other people with a love for the National Park, that we can reach our £10,000 target by the deadline of 9 May. […]

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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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Hospice Fundraiser to ‘Colour the Coast’

The vibrant spectacle of the very first first colour run ever to be held on a Yorkshire beach comes to Filey on Saturday 7th May. A kaleidoscope of colour is promised for fun-loving fundraisers as they dash along the sands in aid of Saint Catherine’s Hospice. This 5k event is an un-timed, non-competitive event promising […]

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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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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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St Catherine’s Hospice seek Helmsley fundraisers

Fundraisers in Helmsley went out on a high when 30 years of helping Saint Catherine’s ended with a spectacular finale. Rita Brown and her loyal team of helpers have decided to retire after three decades of support for the hospice. But Rita’s dream of raising thousands at her final event far surpassed her wildest dreams […]

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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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Garden at Sleightholmedale open for two charities

Here’s an opportunity to support several good causes at once, while having a good time. Sleightholmedale Lodge, in Sleightholmedale, just north of Fadmoor, is open for charity under the National Garden Scheme next Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5. Features are a hillside garden, walled rose garden and herbaceous borders with delphiniums, roses, and […]

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Tea Vicar!

Helmsley’s Mothers Union Group are holding a strawberry cream tea afternoon. This is taking place on Sunday 26th July in the Helmsley Vicarage Garden from 2pm – 4.30pm. Locals of all ages are invited along to the Vicarage Garden (Braxton’s Lane) to join in with an afternoon of summer fun! We are also holding the […]

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Canines at the Castle featuring Dogs Unite

The team at Castle Howard invite you for a fun-filled family day out celebrating all things canine on Monday May 25th! Bring your dog and take part in the Guide Dogs for the Blind sponsored dog walk ‘Dogs Unite’. There will be lots of activities to enjoy on the day, including: Sponsored dog walk around the […]

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Helmsley Oxfam Nepal Appeal

Oxfam shop volunteers in Church Street, Helmsley, are appealing for cash donations from shoppers of Ryedale to raise life-saving funds for Oxfam’s emergency response following the devastation caused by the powerful earthquake that hit central Nepal. All cash donations collected at the Oxfam shop in Helmsley will go towards Oxfam’s operations which aim to help […]

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