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Footballer pledges fans donations to Wetherby hospice after pitch invasion assault

Sheffield United footballer Billy Sharp has agreed to donate the £13,000 raised following his pitch invasion assault to a children's hospice near Wetherby. The footballer was head-butted by an opposing fan following his side's defeat to Nottingham Forest in the Championship play off semi-final this week. Nottingham Forest season ticket holder Robert Biggs, 30, was jailed for 24 weeks after [...]

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: Community, News|

Registration now open for return of Yorkshire Pedalthon charity ride

Registration is now open for the Yorkshire Pedalthon 2022 which will see cyclists tackle the famous hills and climbs of the region while raising money for charity. The Pedalthon is a firm fixture in the calendar of keen cyclists and businesses looking to network and entertain in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. It has welcomed more than 1,500 cyclists from [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: Community, News|

No final decision taken on future of Woodfield Community Primary School, says councillor

A county councillor and governor at Harrogate’s Woodfield Community Primary School has insisted a final decision has not yet been made on whether the school will close. Councillor Paul Haslam believes the views of parents and the local community will have a “big sway” in the future of the school which last week requested a closure consultation after being rated as inadequate and placed into special [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: Community, News|

Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards set to return to celebrate outstanding young people

Young people from across Yorkshire will soon be having their successes recognised with the launch of 28th annual Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards. The Awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate, mark the achievements of outstanding young people aged under 35 and nominations are now open. The Awards dinner will be held for the first time since 2019 on Thursday 17th [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: Community, News|

Harrogate charity launches appeal for ‘befrienders’ to spend time with lonely elderly people

A Harrogate charity that supports lonely elderly people is appealing for volunteers to join them as a 'befriender.' Supporting Older People (SOP) has been working to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people since launching in 1982. And due to an increase in demand since the pandemic, the charity is now experiencing a waiting list of older people looking for [...]

By |May 12th, 2022|Categories: Community, News|

Harrogate Scrubbers to showcase memory quilts at two-year anniversary event

Community group Harrogate Scrubbers are set to host an event to commemorate two years since their heroics during the pandemic. The group started on Facebook in 2020, sewing over 2,000 scrubs for Harrogate Hospital, as well as local GP's and hospices during a national shortage. And next Wednesday (18th May) the group's sewers, delivery drivers and sponsors will be meeting [...]

By |May 11th, 2022|Categories: Community, News|