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...

85-mile charity cycle ride from Lincoln Cathedral to York Minster

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8:28am Monday 15th September 2014

A TEAM of staff from a coffee roasting company, along with their friends and family, are preparing to get on their bikes and ride from Lincoln Cathedral to York Minster.

Big Bad Bike Ride set to have raised £80,000 for charity

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9:46am Monday 15th September 2014

FOUR hundred cyclists pedalled their way through the Wolds from York at the weekend to raise an estimated £80,000 for charity.

Memorial match for hockey player

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12:03pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A MEMORIAL hockey match is being held today in memory of a York teenager who died of a heart attack.

Mum and daughter share cancer horrors in book

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9:49am Saturday 13th September 2014

A GIRL fighting a rare and aggressive cancer is to write a book about it with her mother.

Bike ride looks to pass £900,000 mark in 15th year

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9:10am Friday 12th September 2014

AN annual charity bike ride celebrates its 15th anniversary this weekend with an £80,000 plus fundraising target.

Ryedale woman skydives for charity

York Press: SKYDIVING: Lynda Thompson’s 10,000ft tandem skydive raised £1,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice

12:02pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RYEDALE woman has jumped 10,000 feet out of a plane to raise funds for Saint Catherine's Hospice.

York bank worker takes on Ben Nevis in aid of hospices

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9:57am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A BANK worker from York was among a 90 strong team of colleagues who took on the UK's highest mountain to raise more than £80,000 for hospices.

Driving instructor taking part in Children in Need fundraising car relay

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9:10am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DRIVING instructor from York will take part in a national fundraising event later this year.

Entries due to open for 2015 Macmillan charity race

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8:11am Monday 8th September 2014

ENTRIES are due to open for the 2015 Macmillan charity race in York.

Cycle ride boost for British Heart Foundation

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11:09am Monday 8th September 2014

CYCLISTS were all heart as they tackled two routes on a sportive ride around North Yorkshire hills to raise money for charity.

Residents take on ice bucket challenge

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11:37am Monday 8th September 2014

A TEAM of fundraisers from an East Yorkshire care home have taken on the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Football shirt to be auctioned for Friarage scanner appeal

York Press: FUNDING GOAL: Jamie Atkinson, sales director of JT Atkinson hands over the Manchester United shirt to event co-organiser Peter Kirkbride

11:13am Saturday 6th September 2014

A FRAMED football shirt signed by a Premier League championship winning squad will go under the hammer to raise funds for the Friarage Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal.

Depression sufferer to take on Great North Run in aid of Samaritans

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10:57am Saturday 6th September 2014

A YOUNG woman from Ryedale who has battled depression and anxiety is taking part in the Great North Run tomorrow.

Craftsman to take part in Great North Run in memory of his father

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11:26am Saturday 6th September 2014

A YORK street trader who lost his father to Parkinson’s Disease will be running in the Great North Run tomorrow.

Charity’s dog show raises £2,100

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10:23am Friday 5th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS at Ryedale Dog Rescue are celebrating after raising £2,100 at their Family Fun Day and Dog Showraising more than £2,000 at a recent show.

Firefighters take on sponsored skydive

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12:39pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A TEAM of firefighters from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service have taken part in a sponsored skydive to raise money for charity.

Ladies lunch will support hospice’s work

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9:58am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SAINT Catherine’s Hospice is inviting its supporters to a ladies lunch.

Top prizes up for grabs at charity’s black tie dinner

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8:35am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A YORK based charity providing help and support for children and young people with special needs is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a black tie dinner.

York woman to run in New York charity race

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8:34am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A YORK woman will run a race in New York to raise money for charity.

York workers take on ice bucket challenge

York Press: Staff at the Boots  store at Monks Cross, York  take part in the Ice Bucket Challege  on Saturday      Picture Frank Dwyer (9833179)

8:33am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE ice bucket challenge craze continues in York with staff from two city business taking their turn.

Cyclists to honour tragic football fan

York Press: York City stars Michael Ingham (front) and Tom Platt (back left) with departing charity cyclists.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9783871)

10:23am Saturday 30th August 2014

A FOOTBALL fan who died on his way home from a York City game is set to be honoured by supporters.

Inspired mother set to tackle peak for charity

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10:22am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE mother of an eight-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis is to tackle Britain’s highest mountain to raise funds for the charity which helps her son.

Alexander Technique taster sessions for charity

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9:31am Saturday 30th August 2014

TASTER sessions for a class to alleviate back, neck and joint pains taking place in September will raise funds for two charities.

Pub's family fun day raises more than £1,000 for charity

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12:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE Ainsty pub in York hosted a ‘Le-Grande De-party’ family fun day, which raised more than £1,000 for the York Teaching Hospital Charity.

Cross Keys pub staff accept Ice Bucket Challenge

York Press:

10:32am Friday 29th August 2014

AN INTERNET challenge has seen York bar staff feel the chill for charity.

Cycling challenge across Vietnam to raise money for cancer charity

York Press:

9:12am Friday 29th August 2014

FOUR men from York are setting of on a 750 cycling challenge across Vietnam to raise money for a cancer charity, and are staging a special event to help raise cash this weekend.

Pub supplies keep Lyke Wake Walkers going

York Press: EMERGENCY SUPPLIES: Walker Alex Waddington picks up the bag left outside the Lion at Blakey Ridge

9:24am Thursday 28th August 2014

CHARITY walkers have praised the manager of a remote pub on the North York Moors after staff went out of their way to provide early morning sustenance to keep them going during an attempt on the gruelling Lyke Wake Walk.

Couple’s cycle challenge raises more than £10,000

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8:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

A YORK couple have returned from a two-week long 300 mile bike ride across Vietnam, raising money for a good cause.

Gurkhas train for Spartan Sprint

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9:09am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEAM of British Army Gurkha soldiers is preparing to face one of the world’s toughest sporting events in North Yorkshire.

Gamer's charity challenge raises £451 for Macmillan Cancer Support

York Press:

10:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A GAMER has used his passion for virtual reality to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Bank staff take on peak challenge for hospices

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9:22am Monday 25th August 2014

EMPLOYEES from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks will be pulling on their hiking boots next month as they climb the UK’s highest mountain.

New website to help St Leonard’s Hospice raise funding

York Press:

9:46am Saturday 23rd August 2014

YORK’S St Leonard’s Hospice has recently launched its new website, designed to inform patients, the public and health professionals about the services offered by the charity.

Cyclists urged to join Heart of York Bike Ride

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8:26am Friday 22nd August 2014

A RECOVERING heart attack patient is urging others to join her on a charity bike ride to raise funds for pioneering heart failure research.

Join hardy athletes for leg of challenge in aid of Epilepsy Research UK

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9:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

AN epic athletic effort which will seen two men run more than 700 kilometres in about a week more than seven days for charity is due to come to York.

New Marie Curie fundraising group

York Press: Great Daffodil Appeal raises thousands for Marie Curie

11:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE charity Marie Curie is planning to set up a new volunteer fundraising group in the east of York.

Scrufts event raises £300

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9:29am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FUNDRAISING event for Wigginton Church saw more than 30 dogs show off their skills.

Optician’s to hold vintage inspired fundraiser

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11:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPECSAVERS in Acomb are planning to raise vital funds for its charity partner, York Blind and Partially Sighted Society, with a vintage inspired fundraiser on Thursday.

Firm’s charity cycle ride to aid cancer charity

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11:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

EMPLOYEES at a York print company are taking part in a charity cycle challenge.

Wellie walk in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

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9:01am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FULFORD woman is setting out on a “wellie walk” to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Kilimanjaro climb in aid of addiction help charity

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9:40am Monday 18th August 2014

A CHARITY worker from North Yorkshire this weekend headed out to Africa as part of an epic journey.

Grab a book and a brew at charity event

York Press: Oxfam volunteer Lindsay Rose prepares for a pop up event at the Fossgate Social.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9360914)

10:17am Monday 18th August 2014

CAFE-GOERS can mix their coffee with culture and their beer with books next week, thanks to a new charity drive in York.

Cash raised for families charity

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11:48am Monday 18th August 2014

THE Rotary Club of York Vikings has raised more than £2,800 for an organisation supporting women and children who have fled domestic abuse.

Chairman raises £21,000 for soldiers' charity

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10:58am Monday 18th August 2014

A COUNCILLOR who spent a year tirelessly fundraising for a charity which provides vital help and support for wounded and sick soldiers has handed over a cheque for £21,000.

Trip of a lifetime for brave teenager

York Press: Annabel Lomax with her parents, David and Melissa and her nephew , Leo Ainsley (16mths) who will travelling to Disney Land in Florida thanks to the Wish Upon A Star charity (9318376)

12:40pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A TEENAGER who has bravely coped with brain tumours and serious illness is due to go on the holiday of a lifetime with her family.

Guide-dog owner takes the lead in charity pet walk

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10:57am Saturday 16th August 2014

DOG owners in the York area are invited to meet en-masse to walk their pets in an eye catching fundraiser for the charity Guide Dogs.

York woman set to climb Whitby's 199 steps, five years after a stroke left her unable to walk

York Press: GOLDEN: Climbing the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey – or Streanaeshalch Abbey – as the Venerable Bede would have called it

9:12am Friday 15th August 2014

A YORK woman who was unable to walk or talk after suffering a stroke is planning a huge personal challenge - to climb up Whitby's famous 199 steps.

Firm’s big bike ride for Martin House Children’s Hospice

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9:41am Wednesday 13th August 2014

STAFF from a building firm are about to take a two-wheeled tour through Yorkshire in aid of Wetherby’s Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Ten-year-old Will walks 22 miles to raise charity cash

York Press: CHARITY WALK: Will Burwell celebrates finishing his 22-mile walk for the MND Association.

8:05am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TEN-year-old boy has completed a 22-mile walk to raise money and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Law firm raises £200 towards cyclist’s fundraising efforts

York Press:

10:10am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A FIRM of solicitors based in York have raised £200 for a local cyclist’s fundraising efforts for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Joy for nursery as £1,000 donation kick-starts appeal

York Press:

7:54am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A YORK charity is celebrating after receiving a cash boost.


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