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Yorkshire homelessness charity hosts first supporter awards

A Yorkshire homelessness charity has hosted its first Supporters Party and awards ceremony. Simon on the Streets organised the event to celebrate its dedicated supporters who go the extra mile to raise vital funds and awareness for the charity, which is solely funded by donations and partnerships. Established in 1999, Simon on

New appointments provide boost for Barnsley Hospice

Barnsley Hospice has appointed two new staff members, complementing the care it provides for people with life-limiting illnesses. Diane Hinchliffe has taken on the new role of pastoral care lead - supporting the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of patients, family members, staff and volunteers - and Lindsey Dutton has been appointed

Assistive technology means disabled trainees don’t need to ask “How Do I?”

A pioneering app, which one of the world’s best-known furniture stores is helping to further develop, is assisting disabled people in Harrogate to complete tasks without the need for constant supervision. “How Do I?” – which delivers instructional videos to people with learning difficulties - is being used by trainees at

Yorkshire Wolds brewery and events business raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support

A Yorkshire Wolds brewery and events business are raising valuable funds for a leading cancer charity.  Hunmanby based Wold Top Brewery and sister company Muddy Souls Events are supporting Macmillan Cancer Support as their chosen charity of the year.  The charity provides practical, emotional and personal support to people affected by cancer

Olympic gold medallists to star at annual “Extravaganza” in support of Yorkshire’s homeless

Olympic diving champions Lois Toulson and Jack Laugher MBE will attend a fundraising event held by a Yorkshire HR firm to raise money to get homeless and recently re-homed people across Leeds and Kirklees back into employment. The pair, who are ambassadors for The Howarth Foundation charity, will be special guests

Huddersfield businesses invited to compete against each other in Kirkwood Hospice challenge

Huddersfield businesses are being invited to team up and compete against each other in the ultimate bonding challenge – "It’s a Knockout" – to raise funds for Kirkwood Hospice. Taking place on Saturday, September 15, at DRAM Sports and Community Centre in Dalton, the action-packed event is due to attract over

Three Peaks success helps hospital buy vital equipment

A team from Synergy Automotive has risen to the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in soaring temperatures to help boost the quality of life for sick children. The achievement was a first for 8 of the 9 walkers from the award-winning car and van leasing provider who tackled and completed the 24.5

Church breathes new life into garment factory

A well-known former garment warehouse and office in Leeds is being converted into a vibrant new church and charitable community hub. The 23,274 sq ft industrial unit on Kirkstall Road has been acquired for Life Church UK from Hartley Property Trust (1991) by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). Formerly

Tom dons a dog suit to take on demanding Tri-Challenge for charity

Thirty-seven is too young to be having a mid-life crisis, but that’s the excuse Tom Ward is giving for doing three demanding charity challenges in as many months. Tom, from Meersbrook, Sheffield is taking part in a Tri-Challenge – a sky dive in August, the Great North Run – dressed in

Social enterprise sows seeds for growth at Unity Business Centre

A Leeds-based social enterprise which promotes better mental health through growing fresh produce is going from strength to strength after establishing an indoor farm at Unity Business Centre in Chapeltown. Using a process known as hypoponics in which plants are grown in sand, gravel, or liquid rather than soil, Growing Better