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...

Gearing up for the Beadlam charity tractor run

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9:21am Thursday 24th April 2014

COMPETITORS are gearing up for the 12th annual Beadlam charity tractor run.

Team to undertake Coast to Coast route in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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8:28am Thursday 24th April 2014

STAFF at an agricultural machinery retailer are set to cycle the Coast to Coast route to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

£4k thank you for saving runner’s life

York Press: Joanna Hemesley, left, and her cousin, Becky Walsh, at the London Marathon

11:52am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WOMAN whose parents live in Old Malton raised £4,300 when she took part in the London Marathon for a charity that helped to save her life.

Chocolate treats donated by travel agents

York Press: REALLY:SWEETPictured are Brenda Peel from Martin House Hospice receiving the Easter eggs from staff, left, Chris Nattrass, Sian Beattie and Emma Gargan at Co-op Travel Clifton MoorPicture: Nigel Holland

7:56am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PEOPLE booking their holidays this Easter have helped a York travel agent donate a chocolatey treat to Martin House Children's Hospice.

Ten-mile pub crawl raises £5,000 for Special Care Baby Unit

York Press: Jo Starkey (centre) presents a cheque for £5,315.22 toJudith Hills at SCBU York Hospital watched by (left) Senel Hussein (correct), Lisa Walters, Kylie Theaker and Debra Miles.Nigel Holland. (5586538)

9:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEAM of fundraisers have donated more than £5,000 to York Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit.

Hopping good day raises funds for kids’ trust

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9:23am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FAMILIES from York joined staff from a housing developer for an Easter Fun Day on Friday.

Magician casts his spell over charity fundraiser

York Press: Magician Tom Crosbie and staff from Vision Express York take part in a charity fun day to raise money for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

10:50am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STAFF at a city centre opticians went all out for Easter to raise funds for an eye cancer charity.

Friends to tackle Yorkshire Marathon in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice

York Press: St Leonards fundraiser Kate Robinson with runners(left) Drew Brabbs,Craig King, Lewis Musgrove, Tom Hair and Danny Shepherd who are entering the Plus Net Marathon.Nigel Holland.St Leonards Hospice supporter Tom Hair has mobilised his mates to take part f

8:09am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

St Leonard’s Hospice supporter Tom Hair has mobilised his mates to take part for the charity in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon on 12 October – and is encouraging others to join him.

Cyclists complete coast to coast cycle route in aid of epilepsy charity

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11:15am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Thirteen cyclists completed the Way of the Roses cycle route to raise money for the Young Epilepsy charity.

Pledge of £10k for Motor Neurone charity

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7:56am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER RAF pilot from North Yorkshire has pledged to raise £10,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association after his best friend, Paul Hopkins, was diagnosed with the disease.

Dance help is needed for Race for Life’s 'Cancer Slam'

York Press: THINK PINK: Philippa Sharpe, event manager for Race for Life, left, Sarah Threadgall, David Morrison and Kathi Hess at a photo call in York.

8:43am Monday 21st April 2014

MEMBERS of a York Race for Life team will be dancing up a storm to inspire York women to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Easter fundraising fun at city centre hostelry

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9:26am Saturday 19th April 2014

A SERIES of fundraising events will be held at the Crystal Palace pub in Holgate Road this weekend.

Dancing in the street to raise awareness of cancer

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7:32am Saturday 19th April 2014

RUNNERS from Cancer Research UK danced in Parliament Street, York, to raise money and awareness for the disease.

Footballers get rowing in aid of cancer charity

York Press: ALL TOGETHER NOW:Pictured during their row-a-thon at the David Lloyd gym, on Hull Road, on Sunday are, from the left, Richard Cresswell, Rob Hulse, Cambell Watts and Lynn-Marie Welch     Picture: David Harrison.

8:03am Saturday 19th April 2014

A YORK gym has hosted a Leeds United fundraising event in aid of skin cancer research.

Woolsey brothers' marathon effort raises £1,700

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8:03am Saturday 19th April 2014

TWO brothers from York have raised more than £1,700 for Parkinson’s UK by running the London Marathon.

RNLI receives a sweet donation

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8:33am Saturday 19th April 2014

SCARBOROUGH Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has received a generous donation towards its ongoing Supacat appeal from a York ladies group called the Dollie Mixtures.

Holgate pub staging charity event for cancer support

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8:55am Friday 18th April 2014

A CHARITY weekend in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is being staged over Easter at the Crystal Palace pub in Holgate Road, York.

Ice-cream maker's special treat for charity ball

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10:23am Thursday 17th April 2014

A YORK ice-cream maker is supporting a charity ball for the third time by creating its own special dessert.

Young Jak makes good his promise to hospital

York Press: Jak Church and his school mates at Dringhouses Primary School where he organised a Bandage Day

9:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

A ‘BANDAGE day’ organised by a pupil at a York school has raised £324 for the hospital which successfully treated him for burns.

Store staff go green to raise charity cash

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9:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

STAFF at BHS stores in York have turned green for charity this month.

Friend plans skydive to help injured farmer

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9:27am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CLOSE friend of farmer Darren Taylor who was seriously injured in a tragic farming accident is looking to raise money for him and the charity which saved his life.

Pub debate leads to charity remembrance walk

York Press: ‘Destination Scarborough’.James Kilmartin , who is to walk from York to Scarborough to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Rearch. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5478394)

9:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’S nearly 41 and a half miles as the road twists and turns, writes Steve Carroll. Now a York man is to end pub debate by finding out just how long it takes him to walk to Scarborough.

Rider back in the saddle in father's memory

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10:55am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NORTON woman who has previously competed in three flat races will be getting back in the saddle to raise money in memory of her dad.

York charity concert aims to raise £10,000 for Alzheimers Society

York Press: ON SONG: Left to right Dave Clements, Wavy Dave Hardy,Jess Morgan, George Hall, Craigy Rothery, Big Ian and Graham Hodge

9:26am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAJOR charity concert at York Theatre Royal tomorrow night could raise as much as £10,000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

Cyclists succeed in 170-mile charity challenge

York Press: Pictured at the end of the first of their coast to coast cycle ride for the Young Epilepsy charity are Rueben Barratt, left, from Coalters Estate Agents and Al Birch and their team.

10:14am Tuesday 15th April 2014

MORE than a dozen cyclists completed the Way of the Roses cycle route over the weekend to raise money for the Young Epilepsy charity.

Benenden help buy defibrillator for Creepy Crawlies

York Press: (Right) Julie Brookes of the Web Adventure Park with Alan Martin of Aspect Turf and Belinda Dowson of Benenden Health who together with the Black Diamond Health and Fitness Studio have helped to buy a defibrillator for the Wigginton Road childrens' fa

10:09am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILDREN and visitors' safety at a York play centre will be boosted after mutual healthcare provider Benenden Health donated £600 towards the cost of a defibrillator.

Appeal to help Romanian rescue dogs

York Press: Sue Grainger with Romanian rescue dog Katy at  Acomb.

10:01am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN from Acomb is appealing for help to rescue stray dogs in Romania.

Knitted Noah's Ark to raise money for Diabetes UK

York Press: TWO BY TWO: Chris Bellerby with her knitted ark which will be raffled off for charity. Pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross

12:14pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE ANIMALS went in two by two... but Mike Bellerby is hoping raffle tickets for his wife Christine’s giant knitted Noah's Ark will go much more quickly than that.

Runners limber up for London Marathon

York Press: Lewis Griffiths, who will be running dressed as Sonic the Hedgehog

11:32am Saturday 12th April 2014

RUNNERS from the York and Selby area are preparing to take part in the London marathon tomorrow.

Sainsbury's workers get in shape for charity walk

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10:26am Saturday 12th April 2014

TEN Sainsbury’s workers will be walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK and RSPCA York.

Beauty clinic’s thanks to neuro team who saved businesswoman's life

York Press: For page 13 lead about Sharon Moore. The caption is:Left to Right: Therapist Kelly Enos, Senior Therapist Sophie Hardcastle, Head Therapist Suzi Heath, Clinic Manager Sally Beaumont, Therapist Kirsty Dyson and Therapist Jodie Goodaker. (5279493)

8:32am Thursday 10th April 2014

STAFF working for a York businesswoman who last year suffered an extensive brain haemorrhage have raised more than £1,000 for the intensive care unit which helped to save her life.

Eleanor, 7, loses her locks and raises £1,000

York Press: Pictured at the Inovations hair salon on Boroughbridge Road is Eleanor Phillips, aged 7, who had her hair cut short to raise money for the Leeds Teaching Hospital and the Ann Conroy Trust. Pictured with Eleanor are Ange Fenton, left, from the Ann Conroy T

8:21am Thursday 10th April 2014

THIS little girl has so far raised more than £1,000 after she decided to have her hair cut short for charity.

BHE agricultural contractors sponsor Helmsley 10k

York Press: Getting ready for the Helmsley 10k run. Pictured in front of a giant New Holland T9 tractor owned by race sponsors BHE agricultural contractors are from the left, Will Dunn, Elaine Burgess, Steve Burgess, Vicky Tomlinson. Carol Swift, David Tomlinson, Sim

11:11am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE wheels are in motion for the annual Helmsley 10k.

Swimmers raise £2,000 for Walter's charity

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8:32am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BANK staff and friends raised £2,000 in a charity swim, in honour of a brave toddler battling eye cancer.

Bollywood event fundraiser

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10:53am Wednesday 9th April 2014

HELMSLEY WI is organising a Bollywood Ceilidh on Friday, April 25, at The Feathers Hotel at 7pm.

Berwick Kaler signs up for R U Taking the P? charity race

York Press: Berwick Kaler in Aladdin and the Twankeys at the Theatre Royal in York. Pic: Mike Tipping (5188086)

8:37am Tuesday 8th April 2014

YORK'S legendary pantomime dame is giving his backing to the city's very own prostate cancer fun run.

100-mile cycle challenge in London

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7:49am Tuesday 8th April 2014

CYCLISTS in Yorkshire can take part in a 100-mile ride in London for a low fee for a limited time only.

Former York City stars get their boots on again to help raise thousands for hospice appeal

York Press: Pictured at Sunday's charity match at Huntington Rovers ground are team captains Alan Smith, left, of the York FA team and Andy McMillan captain of York City Old Boy's, right, with their teams. Picture David Harrison. (5195010)

7:45am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A CHARITY football match between former York City stars and York FA 'old boys' has raised thousands of pounds for a children's hospice appeal.

Sunflowers go up ready for St Leonard's Hospice ball

York Press: Helen Williams prepares to decorate York Racecourse with sunflowers to help St Leonards Hospice raise money for their annual sunflower ball.Pic Nigel Holland. (5162175)

9:18am Monday 7th April 2014

GIANT sunflowers are being prepared for the St Leonard’s Hospice Sunflower Ball at York Racecourse next month.

Smiley Riley Fund boosted by vintage-themed event

York Press: At the Smiley Riley Fun Day Goes Vintage at Joseph Rowntree School are, from left, Emma Armstrong, Kimberley Scott, Tina Hull, Judy Mallinson and Mick Hull

10:10am Monday 7th April 2014

A FUN day with a difference was held at a York school in support of a local charity this weekend.

Megan, 14, makes hair-raising decision to help charity

York Press: Megan Williamson who had her hair cut short to raise money for charity, at the Zenn salon at the David Lloyd gym on Hull Road. Picture David Harrison. (5163523)

9:48am Monday 7th April 2014

A YORK schoolgirl has taken a bold step to raise money for a national charity.

Father raises money after son was cared for in Special Care Baby Unit

York Press: Dennis and Rachel Jones present the cheque to, from left, Bernie Wood, Judith Hills and Ann Elliott at York Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit

8:04am Saturday 5th April 2014

NOW a very healthy 32-year-old, it would be hard to guess Chris Jones was admitted to a specialist unit after being born eight weeks prematurely.

Vintage tea party for Smiley Riley

York Press: Mickey Ramsbottom and the Alka Seltzer Sisters.

10:15am Friday 4th April 2014

ORGANISERS of a vintage tea party are calling for dancers and music fans to help them raise cash for good causes.

Hospice funds boosted by teacher’s dinner

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9:14am Friday 4th April 2014

MORE than £1,100 was raised for the Martin’s House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa by an event organised by York-based teacher Martin Halliday.

Bank staff raise £5,000 in memory of colleague

York Press: Staff from the Yorkshire Bank offices on Clifton Moor have raised £5,098 for the British Heart Foundation in memory of colleague and friend John Spooner who suffered a fatal heart attack in February 2013. They raised the money by walking the 50 mile

7:45am Friday 4th April 2014

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Amnesty International to host secret Great Gatsby charity bash

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10:27am Friday 4th April 2014

A TOP secret location in York will play host to a Great Gatsby themed ball to raise money for charity.

Lawyer's charity triathlon challenge to take in three cities

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10:13am Friday 4th April 2014

A LAWYER is planning a triathlon challenge that will take him five days to complete in three different cities and two different countries.

York Racecourse holds charity ball

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8:59am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A CHARITY ball is being hosted at York Racecourse to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and When You Wish Upon a Star, which grants the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses.

Former York City star back on the pitch for charity

York Press: Richard Cresswell is back on the pitch to help a charity

8:57am Tuesday 1st April 2014

FORMER York City star Richard Cresswell has put his boots on again to help the charity fundraising drive by York youngster Oscar Hughes.

Soap star to attend charity ball

York Press: Actress Kierston Wareing who is attending a charity ball this weekend

8:26am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A SOAP star will be guest of honour at a ball being held near Selby to raise funds for the battle against the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.

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