Welcome To Minster FM Action
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! All messages posted will appear on this page, and may be broadcast on air too.
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Missing from Burn on Sunday afternoon, tame, talking parrot called Bertie, reward to finder. Please keep a look out in your gardens
Contact Gill Wilson on 07557001311 Contact by email
found a female yorkshire terrier wandering around in the street this afternoon around 3;30pm
Contact liz brown on 07910444035 Contact by email
Hi, don,t know if you have space for this but a very handsome black Labrador went missing in the Sherburn/Malton/Thornton Dale area. We have searched endlessly and as you have a very wide coverage - just wondered if you could help please. There is a reward if he is found.
Contact Iain breese on 01751 474217 Contact by email
Our much loved dog, Bertie, a brindle Whippet x, escaped from a Pet Sitter in Haxby on Wed 3rd April whilst we were away on holiday. We are desperate for any news on him and there is a reward for his return. He was wearing a brown leather collar with a bone shaped name tag on. He is friendly but can also be very timid - he was a rescue dog from the RSPCA.
Contact Mike Peters on 01904 626815 Contact by email
7 month old male cat, missing from Milner Street area of Acomb since 19.12.12.
Very much missed, please check yor shed/garage.
Brown tabby, with a white chest. Thanks
Contact Joanne Diver on 07766227650 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have archives which include names of members and events for the last 90 years but are finding many contact details are no longer current.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
This September I will be running through New York in full fire kit in aid of Help for Heroes and the Firefighters Charity. This is the annual Tunnel to Towers run to honor FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, where the run retraces his steps in running to the tower on foot on the morning of 9/11.
I will be travelling and taking part with Operation Florian, a UK based Fire and Rescue Service Humanitarian Organisation, which is continuously organising projects to improve Fire Service capabilities worldwide.
Here is the link! http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/tunneltotowers
The Firefighters Charity works to improve the lives of Firefighters who have suffered physical and psychological trauma, and the families of Firefighters who have lost their lives in service.
Help for Heroes provides similar support to aid the rehabilitation of service personnel who have again suffered from psychological and physical trauma. Both worthwhile causes and any donations would be massively appreciated! Thank you.
Contact Ross Ferguson on 07821724120 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
We are looking for 30 runners to join our team at the York 10k on Sunday 4th August. We’ll be there to offer support and cheer runners all the way to the finish line. All funds raised from the event will help Sue Ryder continue caring for people with incurable illnesses.
Contact Georgina Abbott on 0113 2033 376 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
York friends ‘The Unbreakables’ are taking on the epic Trailtrekker challenge to raise money for Oxfam. Oxfam’s Trailtrekker challenge is a gruelling 100km hike through the picturesque Yorkshire Dales in 30 hours or less - that’s 30 hours of walking day and night. It's the same distance as two and a half marathons, and same amount of uphill walking as Ben Nevis and Snowdon put together. The challenge takes place in the Yorkshire Dales in June and represents the toughest physical challenge any of them have ever attempted. The Unbreakables consists of IT professionals Steve Cooper, Greg Reynolds and Gemma Robinson-Wilson, and musician Casee Wilson with support from support team leader Wendy Reynolds and Rob Ineson. The team have so far raised £220 of the £1,800 target for Oxfam and need your support and donations. They would particularly like to get local businesses involved with sponsorship.
The team have a website and blog at www.100kmofpain.com which provides updates on training and preparation as well as a link to their donation page www.justgiving.com/trailtrekker2013. They will also be tweeting progress updates from @4Unbreakables before and during the event.
Further details available from:
Gemma Robinson-Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org 07966724715
Contact Gemma Robinson-Wilson on 07966724715 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
Cub Scout leader needed for Wheldrake cubs. Due to the standing down of two leaders we are desperately needing at least one cub leader to run Wheldrake cubs for a couple of hours on a Tuesday night. If we are unable to find a new leader then unfortunately the pack would have to close disappointing a lot of children in the village. Any more details needed please contact jess wilson on email@example.com
Contact Jess Wilson on 07739 831970 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