Thanks to the generosity of Kirkbymoorsiders, I was able to deliver five sewing machines (about the limit of my carrying capacity!) to a Tools With A Mission drop off point in Kenilworth last week. They were enthusiastically welcomed by volunteer Terry Heath, seen here taking them in. They will be mended where necessary, serviced, […]
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The Kirkbymoorside support group for the Marie Curie charity, which offers care and support through terminal illness, raised the magnificent total of £27,761.58 in 2016. In detail: The daffodil coffee morning with street collection and stall: £895.71 The Farndale daffodil walk: £4,548.83 Cake stall in Towler’s Arch: £253.60, Car boot sale at Welburn Manor: £994.95 Tombola stall at the […]
The Kirkbymoorside Fundraising Group for Marie Curie Care and Support Through Terminal Illness will be holding their annual sponsored Daffodil Walks in March. There will be two walks through the glorious daffodil fields of Farndale. Both will start at Low Mill; the shorter route is about three and a half miles along the river, and […]
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 […]
The headline may sound dramatic but it is both technically and medically accurate. My name is Dave Pearson and I have rheumatoid arthritis, it is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. You may also know me as the Race Director for the Kirkbymoorside 10k. I was diagnosed with this […]
Do you have an old sewing machine that you no longer use, cluttering up a cupboard? Now is the time to donate it to a great cause. Tools with a Mission collects old tools of all kinds, renovates them and ships them to around the world (principally to Africa) where they help struggling families. You […]
Best-selling author Kathy Lette urges people to get reading with a new book from their local Age UK shop to celebrate National Storytelling Week To mark National Storytelling Week which kicks off on 28th January and continues until 4th February, Age UK is inviting members of the local community to pop into their Kirkbymoorside shop […]
To all readers of the blog courtesy of Bob Gardiner, chair of Ryedale District Council:
The old year has come to an end, and so too has our “year of good causes”, although with interruptions and fallow periods it has taken something over two years to get to 52/52. But we made it. I’m going to end the series on an unashamedly personal note. Many of you will never have […]
After the Christmas celebrations, it’s a conundrum every year about what to do with any unwanted festive gifts or duplicated items. Most of us will have been lucky enough to receive presents we love, however there is always that one gift; the jumper that didn’t fit, the bestselling book you already had or the old […]
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 […]
We recently posted an item about a collection point for the Ryedale Food Bank in Pickering, under the impression that there was no such facility in Kirkby. Thanks to reader Al for putting us right on this one. There is a collection point at the George and Dragon pub in the Market Place, not immediately […]
Cllr Bob Gardiner, ward member for Kirkbymoorside and Chairman of Ryedale District Council invites readers of the blog to his charity fundraising lunch. Details below:
Many thanks to Ryedale Special Families for contributing to the good cause slot. If the Santa Fun Run (details below) isn’t quite your thing, you can make a donation to this very worthwhile and very local charity via their website. Ryedale Special Families (RSF) provides support to families of children, young people and young adults […]
As far as I know (please correct me if I’m wrong) there is no collection point in Kirkbymoorside for the Ryedale Food Bank. So you may wish to take advantage of the pop up collection point at the Sun Inn in Westgate, Pickering, conveniently located as you drive into the town from Kirkby. Please give […]
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 […]
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. […]
The week when Kirkbymoorside should have seen the autumn Give or Take Day (postponed due to renovations in the Memorial Hall) seems like a good time to showcase another organisation devoted to keeping stuff out of landfill. “Freegle” promotes reuse by enabling people to give away and get things for free online in their local […]
The brilliant Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione have added a date to their European Tour to play at Pickering Memorial Hall in aid of refugees. The performance will include material from their brand new album ‘Compared to What?’, launched in Milan on 1st October. Rob Lawrie, the charity worker from Leeds who was arrested […]
We began the Good Cause slot with the intention of showcasing 52 charities which are local to North Yorkshire, national charities which have a local face, or charities which meant something special to anyone who cared to contribute. We explain what they do, for whom, and what you can do to help, from donating money, […]
Remember the Beadlam Charity Tractor run that came through the town in May, on the day of the 10k race and the Tour de Yorkshire? Representatives of the run recently presented a cheque for over £8000 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, bringing the total amount raised over the last 14 years to a staggering £92,686! […]
Kirkbymoorside fundraising group for Marie Curie Care and support through terminal illness is holding its annual coffee morning by kind invitation of Ryedale Garages, on Friday October 14, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Coffee and biscuits, a cake stall, raffle, tombola, Christmas cards and a very warm welcome await you. Come along and join […]
Unwanted items at the ready! This October, Age UK is once again calling on the people of Ryedale to support its annual stock appeal, The Big Bag Challenge, by donating as many bags of quality unused clothing or goods as possible. Whether it’s a summer slip dress, last season’s sandals or toys the children have […]
From Carol, Manager of the KMS Age UK shop: Over the last 6months in our shop: 2,496 hours have been volunteered, 10,239 customers have bought 20,877 items, and 13,157 kg have been sold or recycled and not sent to landfill. To our supporters we would just like to say: Your support is fantastic. Thanks to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
You are reading this, so obviously you can read. But there are folk who are not so lucky, who, for one reason or another, have lost their eyesight either completely, or so far as to be unable to see the printed word. If you know of such a person, please tell them (if they don’t […]
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 […]
Calling all knitters and crocheters, here’s a great project for using up all those odds and ends of leftover wool. Members of Malton WI have started a campaign of knitting “twiddle muffs” for dementia patients in the area, sort of comfort blankets for adults. NHS guidance says that people with dementia often have restless hands, […]
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