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...

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

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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

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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

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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

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7:54am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A YORK charity is celebrating after receiving a cash boost.

Street party raises £800 for brain tumour charity

York Press: Julia Holding accepts a cheque on behalf of The Brain Tumour charity from Bishopthorpe Road traders, Dave Wilson, Liz Cooper, Johnny Hayes and Dan Ebdon.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9096659)

10:02am Tuesday 12th August 2014

The courage of a nine-year-old girl who lost her sight due to a brain tumour has inspired her family's friends and neighbours to raise £800 to help other victims.

Cars rev up to raise cash for hospital MRI scanner

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9:38am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CLASSIC car show – which has raised more than £35,000 for good causes in the past – is now aiming to raise funds for a hospital scanner.

Overseas charity marks York 10km success

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10:02am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A TEAM from an international charity have thanked the public after they took part in the York Run For All this weekend.

Pop-up shop fundraiser raises £6,500

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9:48am Monday 11th August 2014

Rotarians have raised £6,500 for charity by selling second-hand luxury goods at a pop-up shop for four weeks in Malton.

Solicitors' walking challenge to raise money for stroke sufferer

York Press: The team at Pryers Solicitors who are taking on the three peaks challenge in aid of Lucy Turver. Pic: Mike Tipping (9077359)

9:37am Monday 11th August 2014

A TEAM of solicitors from York are set to take part in a walking challenge to raise money for a young stroke victim.

Vintage tractor parade in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

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10:13am Monday 11th August 2014

VINTAGE tractors commemorated the life of a cancer victim when they paraded from Hawnby over Sutton Bank top through Kilburn, Sutton and Kirby Knowle back to Hawnby.

Walk from Whitby Abbey to Selby Abbey raises £2,000 for charity

York Press: The team at the start of the challenge

9:21am Saturday 9th August 2014

A TEAM of fundraisers from a Selby charity have taken part in a sponsored walk.

Night of girl power in aid of breast cancer charity

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7:31am Saturday 9th August 2014

GIRL power will be raising money to help in a charity’s battle against breast cancer.

Estate agents raise £2k

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9:01am Friday 8th August 2014

A RAFFLE has resulted in a team of York estate agents raising more than £2,000 for charity.

Charity auction for teenager raises £1,262

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10:23am Thursday 7th August 2014

A CHARITY auction in York to help an autistic teenager travel to Peru raised more than £1,000.

Charity team runs York 10k for overseas projects

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11:07am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A TEAM from an international charity have thanked the public after its members took part in the York Run For All this weekend.

Fundraisers bare all for hospital appeal

York Press: Members of Scarborough Rugby Club support the Snowdrop Appeal - pic Stuart Ware

10:55am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A MOTHER whose first baby was stillborn has created a novel calendar to raise funds to help other parents.

Second chance for Matthew after beating cancer

York Press: Macmillan Cancer  Support  fundraiser,  Matthew Ascough     Picture Frank Dwyer (8859527)

12:36pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A YOUNG man who said he has been given a "second chance" at life after beating cancer, plans to raise £10,000 to help other patients.

Portakabin staff in charity boost

York Press: Iain Little (left) presents a cheque from the metal fabrication dept to Caroline Pipe watched by Claire Smith(Cancer Care Centre),Rachel Hemsley and Sarah Stimpson at Portakabin.Nigel Holland (8930703)

12:19pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE metal fabrication team at Portakabin in York have made a donation to the Cancer Care centre at York Hospital, in memory of their colleague Peter Pipe.

Netballers raise funds for charity

York Press: Members of York RI netball team who have organised a charity tournament. Pic: Mike TippingYork R.I Netball team will be organising a charity netball tournament to raise funds to help refurbish the dementia wards at York Hospital. The funds will be split e

12:02pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

People inspired by watching netball at the Commonwealth Games can see it in York on Sunday at a fun tournament to raise funds to help people with dementia.

Wiggo joins Tour de France party

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10:49am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A FUNDRAISER from York has completed his 4,000-mile challenge almost three months ahead of target.

Sainsbury’s store backs help for assistance dogs

York Press: SALES BLOW: Sainsbury's has posted lower underlying sales

8:31am Tuesday 5th August 2014

 THE Sainsbury’s store in Haxby has chosen Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as its charity for the next year.

Pub chefs in charity challenge

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9:47am Tuesday 5th August 2014

CHEFS from a North Yorkshire pub have taken part in a sponsored challenge as part of a campaign to raise money for charity.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning aiming to raise £20m

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8:21am Monday 4th August 2014

FUNDRAISERS in North and East Yorkshire are aiming to help a national charity raise £20m this year.

Men walk barefoot to support Special Baby Care Unit

York Press: Left to right - Simon Tomlinson, Tommy Mointy, Trudy Harper, Peter Harper, Darius Lawniczak, Callum Harper with Taylor-Jay, Tasha Mitchell and Susie Mitchell

11:01am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A GROUP of men have walked the 13 miles from Selby to York barefoot to support the special care baby unit.

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.



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