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MINSTER FM ACTION

The Home of Your Community Appeals

Minster FM Action is the place for your community based appeals.

If you need help from others, this is the place to ask for it. Whether you've lost a pet, need help with a community club or event, are raising money for charity, or anything non-profit making, you can post your appeal here. All messages posted will appear on this page, and may be broadcast on air too.

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Lost Pets

8th Nov 2016, National HIV Testing Week, The Workshop, Marygate Lane, York YO30 7 BJ
National HIV Testing Week kicks off on Saturday 19th November and, on behalf of HIV Prevention England, the team at Yorkshire MESMAC is offering a free, fast and confidential service to people over the age of 16 in various venues across the area. The week encourages people to take a painless, simple and quick test. Testing for HIV puts you in control and, thanks to treatment, will stop you from getting seriously ill, enable you to live a normal lifespan and prevent you from passing the virus on to anyone else. All the venues and times can be accessed on http://www.mesmac.co.uk/news


Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country and has bases in Leeds, York, Northallerton, Harrogate, Bradford, Selby, Wakefield and Hull. The charity offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGB&T* young people and adults.

Pat McCusker, Local Services Co-ordinator, states “We are really excited to be testing across York and North Yorkshire at more times, and in more locations than in any other year. Today, if you test positive, effective treatment means you can live as long as anyone else, and when the amount of the virus in your blood is reduced to undetectable levels, this means you cannot pass on HIV. Testing puts you in control and is nothing to be feared.”

For more information about National HIV Testing Week, go to: https://www.startswithme.org.uk/
For more information please contact Pat McCusker on 07710 099030 p.mccusker@mesmac.co.uk
Contact Pat McCusker on 07710 099030 Contact by email
25th Sep 2016, Missing cat, 3 wenlock drive, Escrick, York
Peanut, our 2 year old cat is missing. He is neutered and microchipped and lost from Escrick. He is a grey tabby and very friendly. Please help us find him.
Contact Nicola kennedy on 01904 720899 Contact by email
1st Sep 2016, missing dog, 53 the leyes, Osbaldwick
Lhasa apso dog, white male with peach ears and patch on back. Answers to Ringo. Very friendly. Last seen near sainsbury 's in osbaldwick at around 8pm Thursday evening. Please call me with any information, as he's much loved & missed.
Contact jacqueline borrows on 07447427204 Contact by email
31st Jul 2016, Missing Cat, 4 Stone Court, Dalton Terrace
Our cat, Wrex has been missing since July 31st. He is black with white paws, tummy, neck and a very small white top lip that looks like half a moustache. He's an indoor cat and microchipped. We believe he may have found someone to feed him around the Holgate Road area, possibly a house or garden off the train tracks along tadcaster road, hob moor or surrounding areas. Please keep an eye out and get in touch.
Contact Laura Williams on 07743692617 Contact by email
31st Jul 2016, GREEN AMAZON PARROT, 129 pottery lane, heworth
MY PET AMAZON FLEW AWAY SUNDAY 31ST OF JULY,
HER NAME IS SPARKY
SHE IS MISSED BY HER COMPANION ALFIE AND WE WOULD LOVE HER BACK
THERE IS A REWARD FOR HER SAFE RETURN
Contact JULIE FRANKS on 01904 427794 Contact by email
21st Jan 2016, Missing Cat, New Earswick/Huntington, 3 Lime Tree Avenue, New Earswick, York
Beloved housecat has gone missing. She isn't used to the being outside, and will be frightened. If you are in the New Earswick/Huntington area, could you please have a look around your gardens, and if you see any sign of her, please, please get in touch
Contact Rachel Pickard on 07707710323 Contact by email
3rd Jan 2016, Missing Cat, 14 Cawood Crescent, Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorks
Harry went out on Sunday 3rd Jan around 9pm. He has not been hope since, Harry in mainly white with tabby patches on his face and back he also has a tabby tail. He is neutered and micro chipped. He is very trustworthy of people and dogs. He comes and goes as he pleases via a cat flap - out most nights then sleeping all day inside. We miss him desperately.
Contact Sally-Anne Elliott on 07870460878

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Found Pets

3rd Jun 2015, Found cat, 21 Lindley St York
Found cat. Long haired ginger male. First seen around Holgate area Easter 2015 and intermittently since then. Probably elderly and very friendly. Has obviously been someone's pet at some stage. He seems to have a problem with his back legs (possibly arthritis). Found very thin and scavenging in bins. We are now feeding him regularly but would like to find his owners.
Contact Julie-Ann Vickers on 07818894570 Contact by email

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Charity/Organisation Appeals

26th Nov 2016, Christmas Fair, Whinflower Hall, Norton. Malton YO17 8EE
We requested that someone from Minsterfm would join us on the day and I was asked to re request the week before. Our service users, adults with learning disabilities, would love you to join us for part or all of the day.
Contact Jane Cass on 01653699922 Contact by email
11th Nov 2016, Volunteers neede to help at Copmanthorpe Youth Club, 6 Paddock Close, Copmanthorpe, York, YO23 3RX
Copmanthorpe Youth Club will reopen in January 2017 after a short closure due to lack of youth leaders. We need enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to help with activities, running the tuck shop and general supervision. The club is open every Wednesday from 7.15-8.45pm, with half an hour before and half an hour after for setting up and clearing away. The young people are aged from 12-14 years in general.
Contact Jean Auton on 01904 701174 Contact by email
7th Nov 2016, NightSafe project funding!, Student Castle, 80 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
We are YUSU's NightSafe - a project at the University of York made up of volunteers who are trained in providing immediate support and signposting for all students (and the general public) on each University club night (Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). We've only been running for a few years, but are passionate about keeping everyone safe on nights out, especially after unfortunate events in the recent past. You might have seen us out, we work in teams of three in orange hi-vis jackets and backpacks, carrying First-Aid, flip flops, water and foil jackets, among other items. We also work with the NYPD, the CCTV control room in York and venue security staff, so that the demand on the police or the ambulance service is reduced. We are trained in First Aid and sessions with various local companies and charities on topics such as Homelessness, Drug & Alcohol awareness, Domestic Violence, and River Safety. We do get a lot of interest off students who hope to join our team, but recent cuts in funding means that training the new volunteers may have to be revised in order to fit with our budget for equipment. Unfortunately, 2017 onward will be a step-back for us as the majority of our funding will be slashed, so we have come to Minster FM for help! We have opened a Just Giving page (www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nightsafe) in the hope that any donations will make up for our upcoming losses. We really don’t want to have to compromise on the welfare of students on a night out, the demand of public services, and also the safety of our future volunteers. We pride ourselves on the thought that the University of York was ranked the safest university in the country and would be grateful for any donation, big or small. As mentioned, any money raised will be put towards training new volunteers, equipment and, hopefully, a defibrillator that our teams can carry on shift which can be put into action whilst waiting for the emergency services. If you’re interested in finding out more about what we do, feel free to Email us (nightsafe@yusu.org) or find us on Facebook (facebook.com/yusunightsafe), Twitter (@Yusu_NightSafe) or Instagram (Yusu_NightSafe). Thank you for your time!
Contact Helena Mills on 07954488691 Contact by email
2nd Nov 2016, The campaign to bring a 'dying wish' ambulance to York, 36, viking road, York, YO26 5EZ
I am campaigning to raise money to open a branch of The Ambulance Wish Foundation in York in the hope to have branches up and down the UK,there a number of reasons why I wanted to do this.
Please can you support me in doing this, I need thousands of votes to be in with a chance for the Aviva Community Fund or donations from the public towards the cost of our first ambulance.
In July 2014 we lost my father in law, he spent the last weeks of his life in St Leonards Hospice (York), it was heart breaking thinking he would never leave there.
It would have been amazing to have got him out for one last time but unfortunately this is not something that the hospice can offer, this is the case for most adult & children`s hospices.
Since then I have seen people in the same situation with families desperate to do whatever they can to make the last weeks, days of their loved ones life’s as special and meaningful as possible.

Whilst I was looking for a charity that granted a final wish for my mum who is terminally ill. I found one that offered a weekend break in London, with train, hotel and an afternoon tea.
Whilst this was an amazing gift, I had to think logistically about her getting there, although she can walk for short distances and has a wheelchair this still made it very difficult.
I came across this charity and read all the amazing stories about the wishes that had been granted and knew this is something so many people could benefit from.
The Ambulance Wish Foundation's mission is to give every terminal patient who can't be transported other than on a stretcher the attention they deserve, so that a patient does not have to die without their final wishes not being realised. Perhaps fulfilling their final wish brings the patient and their families’ comfort in their last few days.
To be able to do this we need to raise £100,000 to purchase and run our first ambulance for the first year, there is a branch in Bury and they are well on their way to purchasing their first ambulance, thanks to the support of the local community and sheer determination.
With your help we can be soon be doing the same and be granting wishes in and around York, please vote for us via the Aviva community fundhttps://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1171
to help make a huge difference!

I have applied for funding through the Aviva Community fund, which will make a huge dent in the money needed to purchase the first Ambulance. I am hoping to work closely with the local Hospices in the first instance to grant wishes from there and my goal is to have a fleet of Ambulances so we can grant more wishes in around Yorkshire, in the hope to have a branch in all major cities.
If you would like to make a donation please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/AWFUK-YORK

Many Thanks
Serina Doran
The Ambulance Wish Foundation
Contact Serina Doran on 07969043300 Contact by email
2nd Nov 2016, Raise vital funds for people affected by Dementia this Christmas by taking part in Elf Day for Alzheimer's Society!, Alzheimer’s Society, IT Centre, Innovation Way, Heslington, YORK YO10 5NP
Love getting into the Christmas spirit? Alzheimer's Society have the perfect event for you - Elf Day, on Friday 9th December.

Whether you wear just an elf hat or choose to dress head-to-toe in elf costumes, get your school friends, teachers and work colleagues involved and raise much needed funds to help people affected by dementia.

For your FREE fundraising pack, filled with great festive fundraising ideas and resources, register online at www.alzheimers.org.uk/elfday
Contact Hannah Riley on 07484513640 Contact by email
25th Sep 2016, Soot and Colours Charity Book, 10 Thompson Close, Osgodby, Selby, North Yorks, YO8 5ZX
Spirit of Christmas is a charity that runs socially inclusive family Christmas parties at which around a third of financially disadvantaged families gain free entry. Three parties are held each year, two in Selby and one in Carcroft and we cater for around 900 people in total of which 420 are children.

It costs around £2000 annually to run the parties and as a charity we do fundraising events throughout the year.

This years main fundraiser has been the publication of a beautifully illustrated 30 page paperback book titled “Soot and Colours”, which introduces the reader to two of Santa’s elf’s (who incidentally come along to lead children’s entertainment at our parties). It's a great read for any child from about 1-7 years and a fun read for anybody who loves Christmas the way we do at Spirit of Christmas. All profits from book sales will go to the charity.

Our charity would love readers to support us in selling our books and this can be done in the following ways:-
• Purchasing a copy of book for you own child or friend and relations children
• Sharing details of book with friends on social media
• Putting up a poster at your workplace
• Selling copies of the book on our behalf
• Helping us in organising a book signing event which may be beneficial all involved
• Sponsoring a child receiving a copy of book at our parties by donating £5 direct to Spirit of Christmas

The books are available for purchase directly from Spirit of Christmas at £5 per copy for those local to the Selby and surrounding area (currently on sale at Selby AVS and Selby Superbowl)

For more information please email admin@spiritofchristmas.org.uk or message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/158141036023/
Contact Ronald Munro on 01757709310 Contact by email
19th Jun 2016, 1000 Miles Walk Home, 24 St Benedict Road, York
As a random idea I decided that I would walk 1000+ miles back to back taking 35+ days. Before the main challenge i have arranged some smaller distances to help with training. Hadrian`s Wall walk (90 miles coast to coast) is now planned for the 19th June and I have now finalised the Bristol to Birmingham walk Via SpecialEffects Head office (137 miles) which is planned for the 15th of September all in time for EGX (weekend). These two walks will help me gauge my ability to do the 1000+ walk and give me a wealth of information. For more information please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/1000WalkHome
Contact Sean Bulmer on 07738759175 Contact by email
16th Jun 2016, 12 year old sleeps rough to raise money for SASH, Portland Street, York
My 12 year old son Josh is doing his Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award. For his personal challenge, he wants to raise money for SASH, a local charity that helps prevent youth homelessness. He will be sleeping rough (in a safe environment - but on cardboard, on his own, with just a sleeping bag on a school night) to experience what it's like to be a homeless person. His sponsorship page can be found here - and he'd love your support. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Joshbigsleepout
Contact Melissa Talago on 07944914917 Contact by email
13th May 2016, Fundraising for charit Cry in the Dark - micro gap, 112 Strensall Road, Earswick, York, YO32 9SJ
My daughter and her friend will be giving up their summer this year to volunteer to work in Romania for this fantastic, inspirational charity. Having visited the charity last year with school both girls were inspired by the work carried out there. This work includes, community project work and working in their hospice and residential centres. The charity asks for each volunteer to raise £2k each and the girls have been busy fundraising to to reach this. I have now been roped in and will be walking from Scarborough (Railway Station) to York (Queen Elizabeth Barracks) 38 miles in 10 hours on 27 May. I hope you will support me in my endeavour, either en route or via my just giving page.
All donations, great or small will be gratefully received.
Contact Barry Wilkinson on 07957184141 Contact by email
4th May 2016, Urgent Donation Appeal, 3,New Lane, Selby, YO84QB
Urgent donation appeal for RSPCA Selby Charity shop-clothing-women,men and children's ,accessories.e.t.c.including small items of furniture. Free local pick up service. Phone 01757 707100 for more info. Many thanks.
Contact RSPCA Selby charity shop on 01757707100 Contact by email

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