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.
Saint Constantine's Orthodox Christian Community invites all York residents to contribute to our Advent Charity drive. This year we are collecting for the York Food Bank (york.foodbank.org.uk) and Bundles of Joy, a charity for new and expecting mothers in need (facebook.com/bundlesofjoyyork). Donations can be dropped off during the weekly Sunday service at the York St. John chapel between 10am-12pm. For further information, please see www.yorkorthodox.org.
Contact Chris Bryan on 07947 438114 Contact by email
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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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
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
The Ambulance Wish Foundation
Contact Serina Doran on 07969043300 Contact by email
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
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 email@example.com or message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/158141036023/
Contact Ronald Munro on 01757709310 Contact by email
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
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
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