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York school hosts festive fair to generate funding

Poppy Road Primary School Christmas fair banner

By Emily Smith Poppleton Road Primary School in York held their annual Christmas fair on Saturday November 24 to raise extra money for the school. The fair was run by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and raised £2000 which will go towards buying equipment for the school. Steve Wragg, chair of Friends of Poppleton Road School said: “The fair is an […]

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St Gemma’s Hospice annual vintage fair another success

The vintage fair raised £4000 for the charity.

By Emily Smith St Gemma’s Hospice hosted their annual vintage fair on Saturday November 10 where stallholders from Yorkshire displayed their timeless retro items to raise money for the charity. The event took place at the hospice’s academic unit of palliative care on Harrogate Road in Leeds, which was open to the public with entry to the fair by donation. […]

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Dementia community group works with businesses to help raise awareness

Beauty by Emily, Town Street, Horsforth

By Emily Smith Local businesses in Horsforth have been working alongside the charity Alzheimer’s Society to create a dementia friendly community. Beauty salon ‘Beauty by Emily’ recently got involved with the charity’s initiative by displaying a dementia friendly sticker and attending training sessions. Hannah Pollard, 22, beauty therapist at Beauty by Emily said: “It was good to understand exactly how […]

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Call for community volunteers in Leeds to reduce flood risk

Source: The River Stewardship Company

By Emily Smith A volunteer day to reduce the risk of flooding in and around Horsforth has been hailed a “success” by organisers who urge others to get involved. The River Stewardship Company hosted the volunteer day in partnership with Leeds City Council to help the environment and reduce the chances of flooding. Sarah Emberson, 47, community and education officer […]

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