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Fundraising for York Against Cancer. In June 2017 we decided to raise money for York Against Cancer, a local charity very close to our hearts. It provides care and support to people affected by cancer and their families – not just in York but more widely in North and East Yorkshire. We wanted to show […]

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Community Fundraising Volunteer – Recruitment Event

Mind (Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale) are recruiting fundraising volunteers in Malton, Pickering and Helmsley and will be holding an open evening at The Talbot Hotel, Malton on Wednesday 11 October from 6pm to 7.30pm for potential volunteers to find out more. Mind provide support to adults experiencing mental ill health in Ryedale and across North […]

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Fruit Group invites bids for donations

Kirkby Fruit Project makes donations each year to  support local community groups. Applications for this year are now invited – details below.  You can find the application form by following this link.

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Runners at the start of the Kirkbymoorside 10K 2014

Kirkby 10k raises handsome sum for schools

The Kirkbymoorside 10k race, held earlier this year, raised £6,089.50 for the PTAs of Kirkby and Gillamoor schools. Race Director Dave Pearson said: This is truly a marvellous achievement. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in staging the event – without our volunteers it simply couldn’t happen. We’d like to […]

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Fundraising tea for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Sounds like a fun way to support a very good cause!

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New manager at the Age UK shop

We’ve already mentioned a change of management at the Kirkbymoorside Age UK shop.  Meet Matt, the new manager.  Pop in and say hello, especially if you can take a few donations with you.  

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Volunteers needed at Age UK shop

Following the resignation of Carol Holtby, the Age UK shop in Kirkbymoorside is now under new management. It is also in urgent need of more volunteers. The shop is getting busier by the day, so any hours from the public would be very greatly appreciated. If anyone has an hour or two, or better still […]

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Wild West Dance for cancer research

Sounds like a fun evening!

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Donate unwanted furniture and electricals to the BHF

Every three minutes someone in the UK is struck by a heart attack and around 30% of those attacks are fatal. The British Heart Foundation is dedicated to tackling this problem, its vision “a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart disease.” A charity we can all support. Support takes […]

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Cedarbarn farm shop organises Dirty Dash

Cedarbarn invites you to join them on Sunday 28th May for 5k of filthy fun! Cedarbarn, an award-winning Farm Shop and Café situated between Pickering and Thornton Le Dale, celebrates its 10th anniversary on May 28th, and will mark the occasion with a ‘Dirty Dash’ farm challenge to raise money for two local children’s charities, […]

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Appeal for knitters and knitting supplies

An appeal from Christine Dixon: I am making hats, bootees, mitts and other items for babies born alive and sleeping in Scarborough hospital. As I get plenty of items for Scarborough, I will attempt to stock other hospitals and neo-natal units but I need help to get some stock together.  At the moment there are […]

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Sewing machines delivered to TWAM

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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Marie Curie group raises over £27k in 2016

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 […]

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Daffodil walks for Marie Curie

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 […]

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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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Dave Pearson

Arthritic man running a marathon

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 […]

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Sewing machines wanted

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 […]

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Celebrate National Storytelling Week with Age UK

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 […]

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Burns Night invitation

To all readers of the blog courtesy of Bob Gardiner, chair of Ryedale District Council:

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This week’s good cause (52/52): Rugeley Cats Society

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 […]

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Unwanted gifts? Donate them to Age UK

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 […]

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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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Drop off for Ryedale Food Bank at the D&G

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 […]

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Lunch with the Chairman

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:

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This week’s good cause (50/52): Ryedale Special Families

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 […]

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Donations to Ryedale Food Bank Christmas appeal

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 […]

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Tea Dance

Helmsley Tea Dance – 19th November

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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This week’s good cause (49/52): Freegle

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 […]

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Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Refugee Aid concert – 16th November

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 […]

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