People from the York area are constantly taking on challenges, and making personal sacrifices, to raise funds for charities and good causes. Find out who is doing what, and how you can support them...

Auction to help autistic teenager go to Peru

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10:04am Thursday 31st July 2014

TWO friends will stage a charity auction at a pub near York tomorrow night to help an autistic teenager travel to Peru to volunteer in a charitable project.

Colour Me Happy Fun Run heading to Rawcliffe Country Park

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9:56am Thursday 31st July 2014

ST LEONARD’S Hospice and Martin House Children’s Hospice have joined forces to bring the Colour Me Happy Fun Run to Rawcliffe Country Park in autumn.

Building society’s cycle race with a difference

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9:16am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Yorkshire Building Society is set to embark on a bike race with a difference in celebration of its 150th anniversary.

Converted bus to be venue for Marie Curie fundraiser

York Press: Preparing for the Marie Curie  Bloomin Great Tea Party  are (l-r),  Karen Kemp and Natalie Atherley (Community Fundraiser) and Ollie Kemp and his  renovated bus that has appeared on TVs  "Amazing Spaces "    Picture Frank DwyerCome down to Monks

11:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN OLD converted bus will be the setting for a Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party.

Opticians focuses on fundraising day to mark re-opening

York Press: The Sheriff and His Lady, John and Jill Kenny cut the ribbon to officially re-open the opticians at Boots on Coney Street.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8728422)

11:14am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BOOTS in York's Coney Street has marked the re-opening of its optician's department with a day of charitable fundraising.

Building society manager to sit in bath of custard for charity

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11:59am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SHONA Gladwell, manager of the Yorkshire Building Society in Gowthorpe, Selby, will spend four hours in a bath of custard in the branch on August 4, to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Musical boost for Hamilton Panthers

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12:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HAMILTON Panthers Football Club are staging a Panthers Party in the Park event this weekend to raise money for their clubhouse development.

Grand Départ provides £3.5k boost for Marie Curie charity

York Press: Natalie Atherley from Marie Curie with racecourse staff Amy Swales,Louise Daly and Tony Lee.Nigel HollandMarie Curie thanks the people of York for their Le Tour generosity

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ABOUT £3,500 was raised by people in York for Marie Curie over the course of the Tour de France Grand Départ.

Cancer charity thanks the county for vital support

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8:16am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE charity Marie Curie is thanking the people of North Yorkshire for supporting its Blooming Great Tea Party campaign this summer.

Mike’s back on Tour for last leg of fundraising challenge

York Press: Charity cyclist Mike Hughes, Martin Harman, Adele Procter and Belinda Noda outside Your Bike shed where there will also be a charity auction on Sunday.pic: Anthony Chappel-RossMike Hughes, a member of Clifton Cycling Club, took part in the Marie Curie Pow

10:37am Friday 25th July 2014

A cycling enthusiast has set off on the final leg of a fundraising marathon.

Cyclists prepare for 100-mile ride to boost York society for blind and partially sighted

York Press: Diane Rowarth of York Blind and Partially sighted Society and fundraising charity cyclist Stephen Reed.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8499402)

7:49am Friday 25th July 2014

TWO cyclists are planning to raise funds for the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society by pedalling for a hundred miles next month.

Community groups get fundraising extension

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8:43am Thursday 24th July 2014

COMMUNITY groups in York and North Yorkshire have been given more time to get their hands on their share of £25,000.

Sick soldiers charity to benefit from donation

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11:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHARITY which helps support wounded or sick soldiers will receive a £22,000 boost from last year's chairman of North Yorkshire County Council.

Singers help raise funds for cancer charity

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11:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN evening of song at York’s Joseph Rowntree Theatre with soloists Graham and Richard Kay raised £1,518 for York Against Cancer.

Event at York's Barleyfields scheme raises more than £500 for cancer charity

York Press: Lord Mayor coun Ian Gillies with staff and guests holds a signed York City foorball one of many prizes at OuseLea Barley Field at Shipton Rd.Nigel Holland (8493227)

8:11am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LUNCH and raffle at a York retirement housing scheme has raised £552 for York Against Cancer.

Sisters to run for charity that saved mother’s life

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9:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO sisters whose mum battled and survived breast cancer are raising money for the charity they say helped to save her.

Phil Wiggins smashes his fundraising target

York Press: Fundraiser Phil Wiggins, thanking supporters for their donations and help.

10:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FUNDRAISER Phil Wiggins has reached his £4,000 target three months ahead of schedule, but has vowed to keep going.

Charity cycle ride for Action Medical Research

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9:06am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CYCLISTS are being urged to sign up for a ride to raise funds for a children’s charity.

Cow drama strikes during charity cycling event

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10:04am Monday 21st July 2014

FUNDRAISING cyclists were charged by a cow during a charity event.

Triathlon raises £5k for Martin House hospice

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7:57am Friday 18th July 2014

STAFF at Knaresborough audio visual company Clever Association raised nearly £5,000 for Martin House hospice, by completing a 1,000-mile challenge.

Generous golfers give £11,000 to St Leonard’s Hospice

York Press: Director of Fundraising at St Leonards Hospice Janet Morley receives a cheque for £11,000 from Bob Crome watched by (left)club cpt Tony Hinder,Fiona White,Joan Foster and Kath Stubbs at Fulford Golf club.Nigel Holland (8283674)

8:12am Thursday 17th July 2014

GOLFERS have given an £11,000 boost to St Leonard's Hospice in York.

Group to cycle in memory of Mick Ransome

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8:12am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FOUR friends are embarking on a lengthy bike ride in memory of a friend.

Brain charity in 10k run

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3:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

BRAIN Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire (BTRS) have announced they are one of nine official charities in the 2014 Run for All York 10k.

Belles take to their bikes to raise cash for hospice

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11:04am Saturday 12th July 2014

A LESS frantic bike ride will be setting off from York next month as a cycling group for women get in the saddle.

Apollo Festival raises £2,000 for Smiley Riley Fund

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9:54am Saturday 12th July 2014

A MUSIC festival held in York has raised almost £2,000 for charity.

Golf fundraiser raises £3,100 for Macmillan Cancer Support

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8:51am Saturday 12th July 2014

FOUR friends known as the Strenny Golfers have taken part in an epic golf challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Police officers to take part in charity triathlon at Ripon

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9:15am Friday 11th July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police officers will be among those taking part in a triathlon this weekend to raise money for charity.

Couple who lost baby at three days old raise thousands for children's hospice

York Press: Carole Carter and Vicky Cornwell who are cycling to raise money for Martin House Hospice.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (7989566)

11:04am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A COUPLE whose baby died at just three days old are raising thousands of pounds for a children's hospice which supported them through the tragedy.

Golf day raises £10,000 for charity

York Press: GREAT SPORTS: Some of the helpers, players and sponsors on the day

10:11am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A RECORD entry of 31 teams took part in a day of activities at York Golf Club raising more than £10,000 for York Against Cancer.

Fundraisers give charities’ coffers a boost with auction

York Press: Saleem Akhtar (left) presents two cheques at Jinnah Balti to Sue Natkus (Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research) and The Candelighters received by trustee  Keith Hardcastle watched by Gemma Spratt and her daughter Phoebe and Gemma's sisters Claire Crouch (re

9:37am Tuesday 8th July 2014

PROCEEDS from a charity auction and raffle evening have been split between two charities by a grateful family.

Dance club shows its attitude for charity

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9:34am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A YORK dance club is preparing for its end of year show, which will feature more than 200 dancers.

Lunch in aid of York Against Cancer

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9:34am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A LUNCH and raffle in aid of York Against Cancer will be held on July 21, at Barleyfields in Shipton Road, a sheltered housing scheme run by Anchor Retirement Housing Association.

Volunteers help overseas projects

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8:24am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A NEW charity project in York has issued its first grants.

Samaritans' Dragon Boat tribute to fellow volunteer

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11:14am Monday 7th July 2014

MEMBERS of the Samaritans in York will take part in a Dragon Boat challenge in memory of a fellow volunteer.

Yellow t-shirt for Heart of York bike ride

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10:36am Saturday 5th July 2014

IN KEEPING with the Tour de France, the t-shirt for this year’s Heart of York bike ride has been unveiled as a bright yellow number.

Big collection raises £1,000 for Diabetes UK

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9:39am Saturday 5th July 2014

FUNDRAISERS in York have raised £1,091.47 for charity. Volunteers raised the money, in support of Diabetes UK, at Tesco Extra in Tadcaster Road, as part of The Big Collection to mark the end of Diabetes Week last month.

York man to run the Great North Run ten times in memory of family hero

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7:44am Thursday 3rd July 2014

The heroic sacrifice of a lifeboat volunteer who gave his life to save others has inspired his great grandson from York to run the Great North Run - ten times.

'Team Shepherd' heading to France on fundraising mission

York Press: Angela Shepherd and husband Steve running the Berlin Marathon for Children with Cancer UK (7147459)

10:45am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A husband and wife with a passion for sport have become a winning team for charity.

Bikers and garden experts raise money for charity

York Press: Bikers who met up at Dean's Garden Centre at Stockton-on-the-Forest for the annual Charity Evening to raise money for York Blind and Partially Sighted Society. Pic by Jo Hughes (7642839)

10:31am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Motorcyclists converged on a garden centre on the outskirts of York to show off their pride and joy and raise money for charity.

Charity ‘eat for a fiver’ table raises £500

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9:01am Monday 30th June 2014

YORK vegan restaurant El Piano has raised funds to the tune of £500 as it continues its Community Table fundraising initiative.

Charity to get proceeds of Grand Departy concert

York Press: DAUNTING TASK: Middlesbrough-born Alistair Griffin’s latest song-writing mission was for the Forces’ South Pole challenge

10:16am Saturday 28th June 2014

PROCEEDS from City of York Council’s Grand Departy will go to charity, the authority has said.

Store raises more than £200 for children’s charity

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8:49am Saturday 28th June 2014

THE Spar store at Clifton Green in York has helped raise money for the ChildLine Schools Service.

Little Chef employees don their lucky fundraising pants

York Press: Wearing their pants with pride....Bobbie (correct)Parrish and her colleagues (left) Adam Mason, Lewis Lord,Gavin Dus (correct) at Little Chef (A64) who are raising money for Starlight charity.NIgel Holland (7547233)

9:08am Thursday 26th June 2014

Staff at York's Little Chef put their modesty aside and turned up to work with their under garments on full show as part of Wear Your Lucky Pants to Work Day.

Volunteers needed for York Against Cancer event

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8:41am Thursday 26th June 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help York Against Cancer at an event this summer. The charity is hosting a fun day at Castle Howard on August 9, to raise money for a new minibus. to take cancer patients from their homes to St James Hospital.

Ruth to lose her hair for charity

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8:37am Thursday 26th June 2014

A TADCASTER woman who has survived two brushes with cancer has pledged to help other fighting the disease by organising a charity hair cut.

Health centre heroes raise £15k

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8:39am Thursday 26th June 2014

STAFF at Bannatyne’s Health Club in York have helped raise more than £15,000 for charity.

Dragons all set for river race spectacular

York Press: Frank Paterson, of York Rotary Club, with the Young Archeologists, who have entered this year’s Dragon Boat Races

7:54am Thursday 26th June 2014

Dozens of volunteers will be putting their back into a charity challenge when Dragon Boats take to the Ouse next month.

Charity day raises £690

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9:39am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A FUNDRAISING day at the Derwent Arms in Osbaldwick, York, raised £690 for three charities. Activities included a barbecue, soft toy tombola, bouncy castle, karaoke, raffle and auction.

Charity ball for Brain Tumour Charity

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9:11am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A CHARITY ball will be held to raise money for charity this summer, to support a York woman’s fundraising.

Walkers raise cash for homeless

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7:59am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A TEA M of fundraisers have raised more than £4,000 for charity.

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