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Sponsored bike ride in Pickering

From the Newbridge Park Group, Pickering: We’re holding a fund raising sponsored ride in Newbridge on Sunday 2nd July. The aim is for a group of riders to do as many laps as possible to raise funds to help pay insurance, rent and general upkeep. We’d like up to 20 riders to take part and […]

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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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Fundraising supper and auction for Helmsley Arts Centre

This year’s major fundraising event for the Helmsley Arts Centre will be a Grand Auction and Fundraising Supper at in the Saloon at Duncombe Park.  The auction will feature: wine (ideally a minimum of 4 bottles) of any wine you would be happy to serve at home; jewellery (antique, vintage or contemporary); and   unusual […]

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Co-op makes the Moorsbus their Good Cause

Our local region of the Co-operative Food and Funeral Care have made us their “Good Cause” until October. This means that 1000s of customers can vote to donate their good cause % of every shopping trip to us, the Moorsbus. How the fund works Every time our members buy Co‑op branded products and services, from […]

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Candice Wilson

Runner takes on marathon challenge for Children in Distress

My name is Candice Wilson and I moved to Kirkbymoorside last year. I absolutely love living here for so many reasons. My neighbours are the best, the place is beautiful in any weather and the people have been nothing but nice, nice, nice!! I am running the London Marathon (my first one) on April 23rd […]

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Kirkbymoorside Youth Trust open for applications

Applications to apply for a grant from Kirkbymoorside Youth Trust are now welcome. The above Trust exists to provide money to assist the education of girls and boys up to the age of 18 as members of local youth organisations within the parish of Kirkbymoorside. The Trust is able to make grants to childrens’ groups […]

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Wildlife Trust van vandalised

Soon after posting the good news item about fruit tree pruning, I received the following email from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.  So depressing! Vandals stole and destroyed our minibus – and without it our ground-breaking educational project grinds to a halt. Insurance only part-covers replacing it and we are still £2600 short. Can you help? […]

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Ryedale School Sporting Quiz Night poster

Test your sporting knowledge and meet some stars

The great Ronaldo can’t make Ryedale School PTA Sports Quiz but the school is hugely honoured to have the wonderful John Murray from BBC Five Live coming to host the evening along with ex premiership pros Richard Cresswell, Michael Ingham and Bryan Hughes. They all now coach for York based football academy i2i International. The […]

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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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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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This weeks’ good cause (51/52): Mia’s Wheels

This week we have a very local appeal, to help a fellow resident of Kirkbymoorside.  Sometimes I’m unhappy, or at least uncertain, about what big charities with head offices in London and highly paid chief executives do with the money we donate, but here’s a chance to make a real visible difference to someone’s life […]

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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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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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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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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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Beadlam Tractor run raises £92,000 for Air Ambulance

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! […]

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Coffee morning for Marie Curie

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 […]

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Charity shop launches Big Bag appeal

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 […]

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Surgery Trio triumph at Yorkshires Three Peaks

Surgery trio triumph at Yorkshire’s Three Peaks

Local ladies Nicola Ward, Gillian Allanson and Sue O’vastar, all from Kirkbymoorside Surgery, are delighted to have completed the 26 mile challenge starting at Horton-in-Ribblesdale and conquering the three highest peaks in Yorkshire: Pen-y-Ghent (691m), Whernside (728m), and Ingleborough (723m) raising a fabulous £1785 in aid of patient care at St Catherine’s Hospice along the […]

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News from the Kirkby Age UK shop

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 […]

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