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Black male Labrador(working dog) found on Common Road through Dunnington on Tuesday 3rd December 2013. Found running on the road at about 8.45am. Call Amanda for details.
Contact Amanda Pape on 01904 481648 Contact by email
Maya a slim Husky lost while out walking in Sherburn in Elmet, she was attacked by other dogs and ran off, Please can everyone look out for her, look in your outbuildings garages etc, also has someone suddenly got a new Husky, ask your vets to keep a look out, please scan all Husky's that are new into ur practise she is microchipped,Lets get this lovely girl back to her family,
Contact beverley arnett on 07582374166 Contact by email
Medium sized mainly black dog with white on her chest. Labrador cross sheep dog. White tip at the end of her tail, white paws. Answers to the name of Billy and has a collar on and is chipped. Get in touch on the number above.
Contact Christine Kennedy on 07939938861 Contact by email
Lost my cat middle of last week, she is all black and we think she may av been scared by the storm plz can people in acomb are check sheds ect thanks
Contact liz brown on 07910444035 Contact by email
Black cat - possibly about 9 years old. Found Rawcliffe Lane area. Has been sleeping under the hedge for at least 1 week but has been seen around since the summer.
Contact Sarah Brown on 07816189482 Contact by email
Lord Mayors Own Scout Group was first started on 23rd May 1923. This year is our 90th Birthday. We are trying to contact any body who was involved in the group as a Scout, leader or supporter, and wish to invite them to a celebratory event to be held later in the year.
We have archives which include names of members and events for the last 90 years but are finding many contact details are no longer current.
If you or anyone you know was involved with the group please contact us.
This could be a BIG celebration, and we are looking forward to regaining links with our past members.
Contact Lord Mayors Own Scout Group on 07923 919 250 Contact by email
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Hi, I am running a charity raffle in aid of The British Heart Foundation. As I run a business which serves the restaurant and pub industry in and around York I have asked several of my customers if they could donate a prize for the draw-which many of them have.
We currently have 35 prizes ranging from a sandwich to a meal for 4 with wine. The draw takes place on Wednesday the 18th of December 2013 at ‘The Knavesmire’ Pub between 8 and 9pm.
Tickets are £1 each and are on sale at:
The Pig and Pastry, Trinacria café and Pextons Hardware (all on Bishopthorpe Rd) also ‘The Box’ Barbers Brunswick St. South Bank and ‘The Knavesmire’ Pub itself or alternatively anyone can call me on 07940 568181 and I’ll deliver tickets to their door (York area only!)
This fundraising is in conjunction with a 500km sponsored bike ride I’m undertaking next year, It will be the 6th event I have undertaken for charity-others include: Tandem skydiving at Topcliffe, Trekking on the Great Wall of China, Trekking in the foothills of The Himalayas, Dragon boat racing In Norwich and a Brussels to London cycle ride.
Contact Daren Conibere on 07940568181 Contact by email
Dunnington Primary School is running a Marathon Relay fundraising for Candlelighters. This is in support of yr4 student Oscar Hughes who was diagnosed with a Braintumour - medulloblastoma - in February.
Contact Marie Hughes on 07702669589 Contact by email
Poppleton Junior Football Club U11's Girls are looking for new players. We train on a Tuesday Evening from 6pm til 7pm and play matches on a Saturday morning. If your are interested then please contact Mike Walshaw on:
0792 656 2702 or through our website.
Contact Mike Walshaw on 0792 656 2702 Contact by email
We are engineers from Siemens traincare depot York, we are currently training to run 5 marathons in 5 days starting at our depot in Manchester and finishing here in York covering a total of 131miles, we are raising money for leukeamia and lymphoma research and have set ourselves a target of £100 per mile with a grand total of £13,100! We know this is a huge task but are reaching out to the community to hopefully raise awareness and hopefully achieve our fundraising targets if anyone can help raise funds, advice, support in the form of kit first aid etc please feel free to get in touch
Kind regards and thank you in advance
Izzy and John
Contact Izzy and John on 07545065270 Contact by email
Calling All English Indie Authors!
I am a 36 year old mother of three who recently made the leap into self publishing. After years of seeing fellow American competitors continuously stealing the limelight from equally as gifted British writers who struggle to claim the same exposure I have decided to do something about it.
Now, I'm not saying my writing is world beating (although Barely Surviving is collecting 5* and 4* reviews!) but I decided to give it a go regardless. What I have found though in my extensive research is that up and coming British Authors are blending into the back ground behind American big hitters who most publishing houses seem to favour.
This needs to stop!
I have a facebook page that I am making available today as well as all other links in the hope to reach out to British Authors who like me believe it's time for change. We can discuss marketing tactics, support each other's works and just plain old moan if that's what is warranted!
So come along and join in!
You can find me (Courtney Cross) on:
Contact Courtney Cross on 07883820298 Contact by email
Strensall with Towthorpe is one of the City of York's large villages situated on the City's boundary with Ryedale. Strensall with Towthorpe is a community of some 2500 houses and 6500 people. It includes an Army barracks and training area which cover the former Strensall Common.
In the past 30 years, the City of York Council has allowed developers to build large housing estates within the village or to infill within the boundaries of existing large house plots. The facilities which once existed within the village and the jobs associated with them, have largely disappeared. There are only two small shopping areas in the village and two cash machines but no bank.
A group of villagers are producing a Village Design Statement to describe the distinctive character of the village and its surrounding countryside and to set out the design characteristics that will allow its local character to be preserved and enhanced if there was new development. This has been done in consultation with the City of York Council and the Village Parish Council. To assist in this process a questionnaire has been sent to every house in the village. All businesses in the village are acting as collection points for these questionnaires when completed.
The questionnaire and the current draft of the village design statement are available for comment on line on the Strensall with Towthorpe Village Design Statement website which can be accessed either though the Strensall with Towthorpe Parish Council website or by following the links from http://strenthorpevds.zxq.net
In the short term we would like you to remind people in Strensall with Towthorpe that they have until 13 September to complete their questionnaire and that they can access the work being done on the Village Design Statement on line and make their voice heard.
But at the heart of this work is a paradox. The Government talks about localism and tearing up planning regulations to allow communities greater flexibility in determining their future. The City of York Council Local Plan Preferred Options June 2013 proposes what will happen in the village – the building of more houses but nothing else. The plan here favours the City of York and offers nothing to the village other than more people, more cars, more congestion and more demand on the school and local medical practice. Given its past history, it is likely to ignore the submissions of villagers and their Parish Council – the Parish Council feel that they have never been listened to. The paradox is that the larger local communities become, the less able they are to organise to make a rational proposal about how they would like future development to proceed. This places them at a disadvantage when dealing with the City of York Council and its developers. Somehow localism always works to the advantage of the politicians.
In the long term we would like you to think about how you might run a programme to look at how the small and larger communities within North Yorkshire can make their voices heard. After all politicians are always talking about building communities but seem to be allowed to get away with doing nothing to help them.
Contact Michael Parish on 07880 548474 Contact by email
Easingwold Friends of Cancer Research UK are looking for volunteers to help organise their successful Little Legs for Life event which will happening in July 2014.
Little Legs for Life is a sponsored run/walk for children aged up to 11. In essence a Race for Life for children.
Your role will be to assist in the organisation of the run from start to finish.
Contact N. Stojkovic on 07443 463972 Contact by email
Can Minster FM and their listeners help with an urgent appeal to raise funds for my daughter
Sianagh has been selected for the Great British Paraclimbing team, one of only 8 in Britain selected!
I thought I'd just write a little about her:
Sianagh was born 10 weeks early with no left arm, collar bone or shoulder blade. Her lungs collapsed and she had a curved spine, twisted pelvis and both her feet were facing the wrong way. She wasn’t given much chance of survival by the doctors.
Sianagh has astounded all who know her and even those who don’t by her ability to defy medical science! After several operations and gruelling Physiotherapy to straighten her out, she took up rock climbing at the age of 10 and has been competing in the 2010-2013 paraclimbing series, winning 2nd overall this year.
As a result of her efforts in these competitions she has been selected for the GB paraclimbing team. She has also recently won the Yorkshire Local Hero award in the sporting category and is nominated for a community pride award this year in both the sporting category and spirit of youth category as well as being ambasador for the paralympic flame last year when she carried it through York.
Unfortunately the Britsh Mountaineering council can only fund 50% of her expenses and as she's under 18 she also needs myself to travel with her.
We are in urgent need of sponsorship/funding to enable her to compete internationally. Without this in place she will not be able to compete as I simply do not have the funds that it would require as Sianagh is one of 5 siblings.
To reach the very top of her game aged just 16 then not be able to follow it through, would be utterly devastating for her. Sianagh is a truly remarkable young lady and deserves every chance of success. She is a huge inspiration to all, old and young alike.
We would be incredibly grateful for any help you could offer.
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Contact Jade Ross on 07903960495 Contact by email
York Child Contact Service is a Charity in York that runs a Supported Contact Centre on Saturdays - 10am - 12pm fortnightly & 1:30 - 4pm weekly.
The Contact Centre is only able to run smoothly with the help of Volunteers. Got some free time on Saturdays???
Volunteers work on a rota basis of one in every four weeks. Volunteer roles include manning the Reception area; escorting children upstairs to see the contact parent; signing clients in and out; monitoring and supporting families using the service; and tidying the facility before closing up.
If you would like to apply, please contact us to arrange a suitable time to complete forms / CRB checks.
YCCS is also able to accept any donations of cash or suitable toys for the children.
Contact Nicola Walsh on 01904 639974 Contact by email
I am a 28 year old VI man from york and Play a Paralympic sport called Goalball. I am looking for help for sponsors or help with funding for travel, kit ect. It would be helpful any help i can get to keep my dream and the ROAD TO RIO going. Here is my story.
Vision impaired York athlete, Jamie Hodgson, discovered Goalball in early 2012 after a support worker for his sight loss suggested that he get in touch with the club in York. Goalball is a fast-paced sport designed for people with vision impairments and played around the world. After only a few minutes on court, Jamie was hooked and his potential was clear to the club coaches.
The following year saw nothing short of a meteoric rise through the sport as within 9 months he was competing in the premier tier of Goalball in the UK, and by early May had been scouted at a Talent ID Day and invited to a training camp with the England/GB Men’s Team in Germany where he earned his place to represent England/GN in Poland and now he has been selected for the England team to go play for them in Madrid on the 27th of this month.
“It’s a dream come true to achieved so much in just over a year with no prior knowledge of the sport. I’d like to thank York St John University, the coaches and volunteers at York Goalball Club for their support and hard work and Energise for letting me use their gym facilities to help me to get to the level of fitness that I’m at. I’m very grateful for the support but would welcome further help from any potential sponsors or supporters who could assist me with the costs of travel, training, kit and the many other expenses that are encountered by elite level athletes, and continue to support my journey to be one of the top Goalball players in the world.”
Thank you again for any help you can offer
Contact Jamie Hodgson on 07543147258 Contact by email
Lord Mayors Own Scout group that meet in Bootham Terrace have vacancies in all sections. Cubs Monday nights 6:30-8 beavers Tuesday 6-7 and scouts Wednesday 7:30-9 for more information contact the group scout leader Dave Petty on 01904 761206
Contact Kirsty Bradford on 01904 766945 Contact by email
I’m sorry to be one of those people to send a begging letter but I really need your help! In July 2012 I came up with a crazy idea and now I’m putting it into fruition but need a lot of help with the logistics! This requires me to make lots of cheeky requests such as this.
Inspired by our Olympians I decided I wanted to do something outrageous to celebrate turning 30. (12th November 2012), I wanted to celebrate my health and well being by doing something for others who are less fortunate. So, whilst on the treadmill one morning, I decided that I wanted to raise £30,000 for 30 different charities by doing 30 sporting challenges (I think I was a little bit caught up with Olympic fever and it went to my head!).
So since having this crazy idea, more affectionately known as Project30, I have been spending every minute of every day working 2 jobs to fund it, planning or training (and trying to juggle a long distance relationship and renovating my house). I would just like to point out that I am not a natural athlete and this really is a challenge! I’ve never done a triathlon and yet I’ve got myself a place on an Ironman in July 2013! (Yes, I really am that crazy, well, determined). I have a very strong mind and sheer determination to make this work and when I say I’m going to do something I always see it through, much to the annoyance of my fiancé (who when I told him about this idea just shook his head with disapproval and bewilderment).
Soooo this is where I come begging for your help! To manage 30 events in 12 months I am aiming to do around 2 -3 events per months to allow time for recovery (hopefully not injury) but as you can imagine this is taking a great deal of coordinating.
30 events plus travel and sometimes accommodation, plus the expenditure of becoming a triathlete is proving rather expensive and time limiting and I’ve been meaning to contact you for months!
Project30 has currently raised £5120.43, its early days and the going is tough! I have just complete event number 13 today, my first ever triathlon. It was tough! Any help you can offer in terms of events, promotion, ideas would be greatly appreciated, but what I’d really like your help with is this “one for fun” event that’s on Saturday 1st June. as well as doing my 30 events I’ve also chucked in a few “one for fun” events, with the aim of getting the local community involved. These include 5k runs and a zumba event in Driffield last weekend, and other events outside of Hull. I’d really like your help with another “one for fun” event that’s in less than 2 weeks time!! I’m hoping you’re already heard about it??
I’ve had a very exciting conversation with the Humber Hop Team…
the outcome in short is this…
1. Teams of 4-6 people to hop – team members can change as many times
as they like during the mile
2. Its £25 to enter per team. That’s only £5 ish each!!
3. If each team raises £300 we can have the project30 logo printed on
4. Hoppers will be sent out in advance for practice!
5. You get to keep the space hopper… who wouldn’t want a project30
6. The money is aimed to be split 50/50 with the charity organising it
but I’ve “negotiated” at 25/75 split with project30!
7. All you need to do is raise as much as you can and then 75% of what
you raise will come back to your chosen project30 charity.
8. I have the Outlaw ironman half the next day and I’m up for it!!
9. This event is supposed to be FUN. Its aimed at all ages, including kids.
10. Please please please lets get project30 bouncing across the Humber.
This is AWESOME!!!!! Unite your community!
Come on, lets get on this. Get your teams sorted now
and message me!
Well enough of my waffling. Sorry for the informality but that’s just me, simple and honest and trying to do a good thing. You only turn 30 once.
Best to make it count!
Many many thanks
Project30. One woman. One goal. Mission IS possible. To celebrate turning 30 by raising £30k for 30 charities by doing 30 sporting events. From zero to hero in 12 months! From sofa to…… IRONMAN (seriously!). Project30 will see me tackle 30 sporting events and encourage others to join me in raising as much money as possible for charity. I will be taking part in 10kms, triathlons, swims, sportives, marathons, ironman, you name it, I’ll probably be doing it! Some links……
look at pages 8-9 of this triathlon club newsletter….
and if you missed it in the Hull Daily mail…..
…… and here’s the official Project30 info page. On here you will see a list of the 30 charities that I’ve chosen and can donate to them directly
If you follow me on facebook you will be able to see how I’m getting on, which events are coming up and wish me lots and lots of luck as I do a daily battle with the 6am alarm clock to get to the gym before work.
Friend me on facebook – search for Kate ProjectThirty and then find the Project30 page and “like” it (here’s the link)
Contact Kate Hack on 07773 051075 Contact by email
We are trying to circulate our facebook page and get it noticed as we are holding a charity ball to help raise money for Cancer research. We would like to get as many people to 'like' it as possible so that there's more chance of us getting everything we need for the night, more donations etc and also to get the word of the charity ball spread! Please visit our facebook page 'like' and 'share' with your friends http://www.facebook.com/SophsAndMicasRaceForLifePage
Contact Sophie Ficco on 07415855011 Contact by email
Peter Pan Nursery is an Ofsted registered, charity funded nursery for children under 5 with additional needs. We are so busy at the moment that we now have a waiting list for children who really would benefit from a placement with us. We are greatly in need of new volunteers to come and play with our children. We are open Tuesday to Friday 9.15am - 1pm term time only. No experience is necessary but you would need to complete a CRB, this is free of charge and we would organise that.
Contact Kay Smith on 01977 681863 Contact by email
Have you ever wondered how to lead the perfect life?
A group of 7 film makers from the University of York have been green lit to produce a short film for our final year university project. It's a big project and we have big ambitions! We will be filming across Scarborough and York and are lucky enough to have access to some state of the art equipment, including Sony F3 Cameras and a Red Epic as well as fantastic post-production facilities.
We are now looking for funding to help cover everything, from actors to transport and location. Any amount will help us in achieving what we are hoping will be a wonderful, exciting, British drama.
The film, called 'A Life Like Mine' centres around Adrian Dell, A successful life coach leading the perfect life. If you would like to help us out by donating or just want to find out more about the project then please check out our Indigogo page. There are even some perks for those who donate!
Contact Kirstie Lochtman on 07593770712 Contact by email
British Red Cross are looking for volunteer drivers to work in the local community, we are looking for drivers using there own cars for which a mileage rate of 45p a mile will be paid.We need evening, weekends, drivers as well as those that can help during the day. If you can spare some time please ring Linda, Helen, or Gill on 01904-692550 for more information.
Contact L Brockless on 01904692550 Contact by email
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While I was walking home I found a set of keys they had been placed on a wall down Commercial Street Norton malton at around 3.45pm. I have handed them into the costcutter shop and I've also rang the police station and told them where they are
Contact Miss D Lawson on 01653698459 Contact by email