Charity

Bonfire Display ‘Biggest Ever’

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    By Daniel Willers in The Press.   An explosive night of fun and entertainment in York, organised by North Yorkshire fire service for charity, is expected to be bigger and better than ever this year. The bonfire and fireworks display at Rawcliffe Country Park will take place on November 4 in aid of The Fire […]

Raising Funds For Invest In ME Research – At No Cost To You !

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An easy way to raise funds for Invest in ME Research without it costing you a penny. Who says you don’t get owt for nowt ? There are over 3,000 retailers at GoRaise who will donate to Invest in ME Research every time you shop with them via our link at the top of this […]

Yorkshire Air Ambulances To Carry Blood On Board

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   Yorkshire Air Ambulance has started carrying blood on board their helicopters for the first time, enabling critically injured patients to receive transfusions at the scene of accidents or in the air. The potentially life-saving initiative has been funded through a donation of more than £16,000 from the Henry […]

NIH Awards $10.6m Research Center Grant To The Jackson Laboratory For Study Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    By Joyce Dall’Acqua Peterson in The Jackson Laboratory website.   As part of a major, multi-institutional, multidisciplinary assault against myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a highly debilitating and poorly understood chronic disease, Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Professor Derya Unutmaz, M.D., has received a five-year grant totalling $10,553,732 from the National Institutes of Health. This Center will be […]

York’s Shape Your Community Event

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    From Co-op Membership Events. This event is a 2 hour session on the evening of Tuesday 26 September. It will include food tastings and will cover the following areas: Welcomes and Introductions Community and Campaigns Session – covering our History and Achievements, a speaker from the British Red Cross on our Charity Partnership/or […]

Mike’s EU Marathons For Invest In ME Research – Vilnius (10.09.17)

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  By Mike Harley.   Prior to flying out to Vilnius for number 12 of 28 I was contacted by a Lithuanian sports journalist working for the marathon who was keen to interview me.  I thought our interview would be used on the marathon website but it actually made it into Lithuania’s main newspaper and site, […]

Mike Harley’s 26 EU Marathons For Invest In ME Research – Lithuania Sunday 10 September 2017

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  Mike Harley is running an amazing 26 Marathons across Europe to raise awareness of ME, and funds for Invest in ME Research. Next one up, his 12th, is on Sunday 10th of September 2017 in Vilnius in Lithuania. A part of what Mike does is to get in touch with locals in the area […]

Invest In ME Research Fund Update

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      Invest in ME Research has now reached the target set for the B-cell/rituximab fund. This is another major target reached and is a wonderful achievement by dedicated supporters and friends across the world. The total of funds raised or pledged for B-cell/rituximab projects is £520,000. From this the charity has already funded […]

York Neighbours

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      York Neighbours supports people over the age of 65 living within the City of York in 3 different ways, please see the What Do We Do section for further details. Although we are a church-led initiative we positively welcome people of any or no faith as volunteers and users of our service. Our history We […]

How Can You Be Sure Where ‘Charity’ Donations Go?

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  By Sean Dilley & James Melley in BBC News.   Some 800 cases of charity fraud were reported in the UK last year. But with police warning that they represent just a fraction of the number actually taking place, is enough being done to deal with the scammers? Within hours of the Grenfell Tower […]

Scope Role Models

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  We’re working with secondary schools to help them create inclusive learning environments and start conversations about disability. What is Scope Role Models?   One hour workshops for secondary school students, hosted by Scope and a disabled role model. In a relaxed style, we talk about issues like attitudes, stereotyping and how they impact the […]

The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League

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  Businesses are signing up for our Fantasy Football League, ready for the new season.  Last year was a great success and we’re looking to make it even better with your help.  As a change to last year, your business doesn’t even have to be based in York to take part ! With a Plaque […]

Employment Issues, Finances And ESA – Scope

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    From The Scope website.   Get advice and tips on employment and disability, jobseeking, financial issues and ESA benefits. Do you have questions about Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)? Are you looking for advice about working and budgeting as a disabled person, about housing benefits or claiming carer’s allowance? Ask our community by […]

Invest In ME Research

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A new update for the research projects being performed and planned at the UK Centre of Excellence for ME hub in Norwich Research Park brings the total raised so far for projects there to £195,000. Along with the other funds we have established the charity and supporters have raised in excess of £700,000 for biomedical research […]

The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League

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  Businesses are signing up for our Fantasy Football League, ready for the new season. Last year was a great success and we’re looking to make it even better with your help.  As a change to last year, your business doesn’t have to be based in York to take part ! With a Plaque to […]

The York ME Community – Inter-Company Fantasy Football League For The York ME TGA Shield

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  The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility.  This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,00 people in the UK, and 800 in the York area alone. Companies have enjoyed a great 2016/17 season with Bransby Wilson coming out on top and winning […]

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 […]

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