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...

Famous faces pledge support for Martin House children's hospice

York Press:

9:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THREE new celebrity ambassadors pledging their support to a Yorkshire children's hospice have spoken of their pride at being involved in the project.

Fundraiser for families affected by cancer

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10:13am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BALL is being held this weekend in memory of Riley Plant, a little boy from York who passed away two years ago after battling cancer.

Be a pud sport and join the Santa jog for charity

York Press:

11:57am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHRISTMAS came very early to a York primary school.

Anna defies diagnosis to complete charity ride

York Press:

9:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHEN Anna De Renzis fell and broke her ankle in three places, it took four operations and three years for her to recover.

Charitable girls in 192-mile march

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11:05am Monday 20th October 2014

TWO Wistow schoolgirls have raised £549 for the Friends of Wistow School Association, which raises funds to provide equipment for the village primary school.

Cycling challenge in memory of brother

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10:22am Saturday 18th October 2014

A CYCLIST is planning to pedal from York to Barcelona in memory of his brother, who died last year from a brain tumour.

Three women plan jungle trek - after first raising £10,000 for cancer charity

York Press:

8:23am Thursday 16th October 2014

THREE women from East Yorkshire are planning to trek through Sri Lankan jungle next year - after first raising £10,000 for a cancer charity.

York Rocks Against Cancer concert raises more than £5,000

York Press:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people attended a sell-out show to help raise money for a local charity.

Dinner and auction in Minster raises £65,000

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11:46am Wednesday 15th October 2014

MORE than 250 people have dined in the spectacular surroundings of York Minster’s North Transept – and raised more than £65,000 for the cathedral’s repairs and restoration.

Blind skydiver raises cash for hospice

York Press:

12:35pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A YOUNG man with a rare condition has taken part in a charity skydive.

York father and son in Arnhem parachute jump

York Press:

9:55am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A FATHER and son with a love of history from York made a parachute jump together as part of an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Arnhem raids.

Charity to host James Bond night

York Press:

8:40am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A JAMES Bond ball at the Royal York Hotel is set to raise funds in memory of two young York men who died of bone cancer.

Five fundraisers head to Great Wall of China for marathon challenge

York Press:

9:35am Monday 13th October 2014

A RESTAURANT owner from East Yorkshire is embarking on an epic marathon challenge along the Great Wall of China.

Marie Curie fundraisers meet to plan strategy

York Press: Eagles urge residents to walk for charity

9:21am Wednesday 8th October 2014

 FUNDRAISERS from over 30 Marie Curie groups have met in York to discuss the charity’s plans for the future.

Paralysed girl to be guest of honour at fundraiser

York Press:

8:17am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A GIRL who was paralysed when she fell from a climbing frame will be guest of honour at a raceday aimed at raising money for spinal research.

Quilters raise money for charity with crafty Tour de France creation

York Press: The Viking Loom Tour de france quilt on display at Wigginton Lodge with some of those who helped make it. (11060814)

9:51am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A TOUR de France themed quilt - which has been displayed in a shop window in the city throughout the summer - has raised £770 for charity.

Fundraiser Phil Wiggins undeterred by cycling injury

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8:12am Tuesday 7th October 2014

FUNDRAISER Phil Wiggins is edging closer to finishing his epic journey this month.

Phil Johnson running marathon to raise awareness of rare kidney disease

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8:38am Saturday 4th October 2014

A RUNNER suffering from a rare kidney disease is preparing for an uphill battle to raise awareness of a hereditary condition affecting men in his family.

Primary schools take part in clothing recycling scheme

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9:03am Saturday 4th October 2014

PRIMARY schools in Hambleton are being encouraged to take part in a national recycling scheme to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Junior Spartan takes on fundraising challenge

York Press: Simon and Sam Clark (l-r)

10:45am Friday 3rd October 2014

A SCHOOLBOY from York has taken on a muddy challenge to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Dog walkers to start their charity stroll at Crayke pub

A brisk ‘hair of the dog’ will be given quite another meaning at the multi-award winning Durham Ox, Crayke on October 4, when it links up with dog charity The Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) for

10:55am Friday 3rd October 2014

A SWIFT ‘hair of the dog’ will take on quite a different meaning at a Crayke pub charity event tomorrow (October 4).

Choir prepares for concert to raise money for Lord Mayor's festive cheer fund

York Press: The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Ian Gillies, at the piano in the Guildhall with members of York Philharmonic Choir, the Lady Mayoress Pat Gillies (third from right) and the Sheriff of York and Sheriff's Lady, John and Jill Kenny. Pic: Mike Tipping (10916

8:09am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE York Philharmonic Choir was invited to the city's historic Guildhall to thank members for supporting the Lord Mayor and Sheriff’s Christmas Cheer Fund through a charity concert.

Hospice appeal tops £200,000

York Press: Hospice workers and fund-raisers celebrate the BBC Radio York Good Night's Sleep Appeal  topping £200,000 a year after it began.

11:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A children's hospice is saying thank you 200,000 times to the people of North Yorkshire for their generosity and hard work in a 12-month fundraising campaign.

Tadcaster Carnival ale sales help air ambulance

York Press: Tadcaster Carnival Committee & Heineken UK - Donation/Cheque Presentation to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Representatives of Tadcaster Carnival Committee and Heineken UK were visited by fundraisers from Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Martin Kochle from Heineke

9:48am Wednesday 1st October 2014

REPRESENTATIVES of Tadcaster Carnival Committee and Heineken UK were visited by fundraisers from Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Hand over your shoes for charity

York Press: Sale street collection raises £350 for Cancer Research UK

9:38am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WOMEN with barely-worn shoes lying discarded and unloved in the bottom of their wardrobe are urged to hand them over for a good cause.

Pupils in charity boost

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8:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

STUDENTS pulled together to raise funds for a charity that helped one of their teachers to beat cancer.

Open day raises money for cat adoption centre

York Press: Rhys Young, pictured, taking part in face painting at the open day.

8:37am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HUNDREDS of supporters joined the York Cats Protection for its annual open day and helped to raise £1,918 and enough food to make 878 much needed meals for the cats in the adoption centre.

Anniversary for York charity

York Press: Patrick Kaye presenting to Ian MacLaren

9:40am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CHARITY in York has celebrated 30 years of supporting local people with mental illness and their carers.

Lawyer urges others to follow in his charity footsteps

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10:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A lawyer is urging others to follow in his footsteps after he and his colleagues were named the top fundraisers in an annual Yorkshire endurance feat.

York business does ice bucket challenge for hospice

York Press: Staff from Bookers Wholesale on Clifton Moor do a Ice Bucket Challenge for Martin House Hospice. Picture David Harrison. (10830628)

12:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TEAM from a York business have raised about £1,000 for a local hospice.

Events planned for breast cancer awareness month

York Press: The Think Pink team (left to right): Nicky Rogers, Shân Potts, Jane Bailey (Zumba instructor), Maria Humphrey, Danielle Wheatley

10:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FUNDRAISING campaigners are planning a series of events to mark October's breast cancer awareness month.

Tadcaster holds annual charity duck race

York Press: TAKING THE PLUNGE: The ducks are released in to the water. Pic: Wendy Binns

10:03am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE were ducks as far as the eye could see when the townsfolk of Tadcaster went quackers at the annual Duck Race and Family Fun Day.

Golf club hosts cancer charity fundraiser

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8:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FUNDRAISER to support York Against Cancer has raised more than £1000.

Man raises £765 for charity with 80th birthday celebrations

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12:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

 A WIDOWER who has dedicated his life to raising funds for research into a degenerative brain disease which killed his wife has raised another £765 with his 80th birthday celebrations.

Free online fundraising support

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10:03am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLACES are available for a free fundraising workshop next month.

Sports director hails fundraising effort

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9:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER England rugby star has praised fundraisers as work gets under way on a £250,000 sports pitch at a school.

Region takes part in World's Biggest Coffee Morning

York Press: Marks and Spencer staff help to raise money by holding a Macmillan Coffee morning dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland with Anne-Marie Kirby (in trolley) with Elizabeth Sansoni, Grant Whyte, Chrissie Herridge and Vicky Wells.
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8:42am Saturday 27th September 2014

SCHOOLS, offices and organisations of all shapes and sizes took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and helped to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Research.

Students raise hundreds with gala dinner

York Press: Good Night's Sleep Appeal dinner at York College.
Pic Katherine Batchelor (10793681)

9:46am Saturday 27th September 2014

STUDENTS have York College have put on a glittering gala dinner to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Carter Jonas staff raise £1,100 for charity

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8:19am Saturday 27th September 2014

RUNNERS from a city firm have raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Kind-hearted students serve up coffee for cancer cause

York Press: Pictured are students from the Hospitality and Catering department on the day with Michelle Foulks, Community Fundraiser for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

11:22am Friday 26th September 2014

STUDENTS at Selby College have boosted their charity fundraising with a coffee morning.

Police team to travel to Gibraltar for charity football tournament

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8:27am Friday 26th September 2014

A TEAM of police officers will travel to Gibraltar this weekend to raise money for charity.

Charity quiz night

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11:50am Friday 26th September 2014

THE owner of a record shop whose sister died of cancer in May will hold a pop quiz to raise funds for an 11-year-old girl who is battling a rare form of the disease.

Charity ball raises hospice cash

York Press: Louisa Knighton, Emma Ward, Alex Cornwell, Vicky Cornwell, Lowra Kitchingman and Katie Leach

10:09am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A HEARTBROKEN couple who lost their first child three days after her birth have raised £12,000 during a ball held in her memory.

Castle Howard Christmas Fair extended

York Press: Castle Howard over the seasons

10:14am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A CHRISTMAS fair which last year raised more than £40,000 for the NSPCC is being extended to a three-day event.

Trainee solicitor raises £600 in charity effort

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9:38am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A TRAINEE solicitor from York has raised more than £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in a series of charity challenges.

Staff wear bright clothes to boost charity's funds

York Press: Wearing bright clothes are, left to right, Carol Snowden, Martin Heppell, Mavis Irvin,, Jane Drake, Philippa Crowther,  Anne Parkinson andTracey Oliver.

8:09am Wednesday 24th September 2014

STAFF at York's Wilberforce Trust decided to mark the start of National Eye Health Week by dressing in something bright - and pay for the privilege.

Sheriff helps September ‘Bag It, Beat It’ appeal for heart charity

York Press: The Sheriff of York, John Kenny and Sheriff's Lady, Jill Kenny, with British Heart Foundation mascot Hearty, Goodramgate shop manager Maria Robinson (left) and volunteer Matthew Glassbrook outside Tesco at Clifton Moor. Pic: Mike Tipping (10547408)

9:47am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE British Heart Foundation’s Bag it. Beat it. campaign was launched at the Clifton Moor Retail park.

Son of paralysed man to run Yorkshire Marathon to raise money for York Hospital

York Press: Jamie Ball who is undertaking several distance runs to raise money for York Hospital. His father had a serious accident on Boxing Day last year and is now a paraplegic on a ventilator in York Hospital. Picture David Harrison. (10547643)

9:47am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

BOXING Day will always be remembered as the day James Ball's life changed forever.

Hairdresser to take on triathlon in aid of leukaemia charity

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8:52am Saturday 20th September 2014

A HAIRDRESSER is set to line up alongside Olympic medallists Jonny and Alistair Brownlee to raise funds in memory of her father.

Make time for a coffee morning that matters

York Press:

7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

MAKE time for what matters in life by joining the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 26, and help raise more than £20 million for Macmillan Cancer Support.


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