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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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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 or message on Facebook
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
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.
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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