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Fulford Beer And Music Festival Appeals For Sponsors To Make It A Huge Success

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    By Nadia Jefferson-Brown in The Press.   Organisers of a beer and music festival which raises funds to boost community sports facilities are looking for sponsors to make it a bigger success. More than 300 people are expected to attend the Fulford Beer and Music Festival, which is being hosted by Fulford Football […]

Magical Happenings At The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   Calling all Muggles! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is offering free entry to all children dressed as witches and wizards from Saturday 24th – Monday 26th June. Children who visit in fancy dress will travel free […]

Carers Week – 12 to 18 June 2017

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  Carers Week is a national campaign to celebrate and recognise the UK’s 6.5 million carers who look after family or friends who are older, ill or have a disability. York Carers Centre are committed to helping the city’s estimated 18,000 carers within Carer Friendly Communities;  places where local people and services understand a carer’s […]

York Carers Centre Regular Services

York Carers Centre

Carers Café Our next Carers Café is Wednesday 7 June, 10 to 11.30am at the Spurriergate Centre, York. Please come along and enjoy a free drink and teacake and an opportunity to meet other carers.  You can bring the person you care for if you wish and there’s no need to book. The Spurriergate Centre […]

Mike’s EU Marathons – Luxembourg Report

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    Ahead of the Luxembourg Night Marathon, my good friend Juli managed to track down one of the estimated 2000 ME sufferers there.  I interviewed Katja who told me about her struggle for diagnosis and what it is like for patients in the Grand Duchy, click here to read.  I had some great coverage ahead of […]

Amazing Mike Harley’s 28 Marathons For ME Awareness !

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    This is Mike with his ME Awareness Flag on completion of the Luxembourg Marathon on 27 May 2017.  That’s 11 down and 17 to go in his aim of running a marathon in every EU country for ME Awareness.  Read his story by hitting the tab at the top of this site.   […]

A Run For His Son…And Everyone: An ME/CFS Parent Steps Out

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    By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Usually sons are doing the marathons, not their fathers but Alex Ribaroff’s 21 year-old son Tom has ME/CFS. So, it’s Alex who’s stepping out on the track to do something he never expected he would have to do in his retirement years: to run to support […]

City Of York Council Handyperson Service For The Vulnerable

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  City of York Council currently commission a city wide handyperson service for vulnerable people. They are due to recommission this in April 2018 and need your input. Come along to the event at West Offices from 3pm-5pm on Tuesday 27 June and have your say. To find out more and share your ideas telephone: 01904 […]

The Latest From The Guys Taking The ME Awareness Flag To Everest Base Camp

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  The latest news and picture from the guys heading to Everest Base Camp to raise Awareness of ME for The York ME Community and everyone dealing with ME .   “Today’s photo to show progress on how we are getting on:   Today we rode from Lhasa to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake, 414 kms […]

ME Awareness Flag On The Way To Everest Base Camp – Update

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    ME Awareness Flag Update from the group heading to Everest Base Camp for The York ME Community / Invest in ME !   “Here it is on display inside the Potala Palace in Lhasa, built in 7th century and home of Dali Lamas and the centre of local Tibetan Government.  Has over a […]

ME Awareness Flag Reaches Tibet On Its Way To Everest !

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    Just to let you know that The York ME Community / Invest in ME Flag has reached Lhasa in Tibet, on its way to be raised at Everest Base Camp for ME Awareness !  Future communications might be difficult with the Internet and emails in Tibet being controlled by the Chinese, but hopefully […]

Threatened Rhinos Given A Huge Boost In Yorkshire

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   The safety of threatened rhinos has been given a huge boost with grants from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. It has funded two key projects that will protect black and white rhino populations across Kenya which are being ruthlessly targeted by poachers. The devastating trade has left many […]

Mik Harley’s 28 Marathons for Invest In ME Research !

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  Mike Harley is running an amazing 28 marathons across Europe to help raise awareness and funds for Invest in ME Research. His next run is the Barcelona Marathon on Sunday the 12th March.  To read more about Mike’s Marathon effort and lend your support, click on the tab at the top of this site.

Mike’s EU Marathon Challenge

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    I’m back running again and 5 weeks into Barcelona training having had some very quiet running weeks of no more than 10 miles per week for a couple of months.  Last October’s two marathons in 4 weeks took a lot out of me mentally and physically so it was good to power down […]

North Yorkshire Welcomes New Air Ambulance

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   The second of Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s brand new helicopters has taken to the skies over North Yorkshire. The £6m Airbus H145 aircraft is now fully operational following the completion of crew training and a full medical fit-out. It is based at Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s northern air base at […]

Christmas Cheer Brought To York’s Homeless Community

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    From Minster FM.   Saint Thomas Church, in the heart of The Groves, York will be bringing a little bit of Christmas cheer to York’s homeless community today when it will host a festive feast for more than 50 people. The drop-in group, called Encounter, which was set up with St Thomas’ next […]

Ten Magical Pictures From The York Community Carol Concert

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  From YorkMix.  Photographs by David Harrison.   Festive music filled the Barbican as it hosted the annual York Community Carol Concert. In its 59th year – the first concert was held in the Tempest Anderson Hall in December 1958 – it brought together musicians of all ages in a celebration of this special time […]

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