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Harrogate community raise £10,000 to save artificial pitch

The artificial pitch at Rossett Sports Centre in Harrogate has been saved thanks to a £10,000 fundraising campaign. The facility, which is used by more than 1,000 local sports players each week, is in desperate need of resurfacing and is expected to be unplayable by Winter. But thanks to the support of the Harrogate community and 72 donations, the fundraising [...]

By |June 8th, 2021|Categories: Community, News|

Ripon mergers and acquisitions specialists launch community fund

A Ripon company specialising in mergers and acquisition has launched a community fund and aims to provide grants of up to £3,000 twice a year. 'The Retiring Group', based at Ripon's Highfield Business Park, is committing one per cent of its annual turnover to assist the fundraising activities of charities and good causes. Headed by Stephen Hagues, The Retiring Group [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Categories: Community, News|

Friends of Harrogate Hospital launch NHS tribute jigsaw

The Friends of Harrogate Hospital have launched a 500-piece jigsaw as a tribute to the NHS. The collage of cartoons was designed by Sandra Gascoigne, a local Dales artist, and was commissioned to celebrate the volunteer group's 55th anniversary. And the 'Friends' are already seeing a large number of orders as they look to raise funds for more equipment and [...]

By |May 26th, 2021|Categories: Community, News|

Harrogate youth group targets notoriously littered area for community clean up

A Harrogate youth group has targeted an area behind a local school for a community litter pick. The area that runs behind Woodfield Primary School in Harrogate is notoriously targeted by litterers - despite regularly being cleared by residents, litter picking groups and the council. And 19 members of the youth group from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day [...]

By |May 21st, 2021|Categories: Community, News|

Swinton Estate offering free passes to Harrogate charity volunteers

The Swinton Estate is offering free day passes to volunteers of a Harrogate charity to thank them for their hard work during the pandemic. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week next week, the Masham-based estate will be offering a free day pass to Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) volunteers and their chosen guests. The gesture is to thank the [...]

By |May 6th, 2021|Categories: Community, News|

9-year-old girl from Knaresborough to donate hair to Little Princess Trust

A young girl from Knaresborough has volunteered to donate 14 inches of her hair to a charity that helps children undergoing cancer treatment. 9-year-old Maisie has volunteered to cut her locks, which she has been growing since birth, and donate them to Little Princess Trust - a charity that provides free real hair wigs to children who have lost their [...]

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: Community, News|