News & Events
Update - Office hours
From Monday 23rd March we will be available in the mornings Monday to Thursday to take your telephone call - if you leave a message on our phone we will contact you as soon as possible.
Our Response to the Coronavirus Epidemic
The government have advised that everyone over 70 and those with underlying health conditions should take stringent measures to protect themselves through social distancing. Ryedale Carers Support has therefore decided that all our volunteers must stop visiting with immediate effect. However, you can stay in touch with your volunteer by phone. We have also cancelled Songs & Scones, Farmers Breakfast and the walking group.
New Year Challenge!
Martin Lush, Global Vice-President of NSF Health Sciences, Kirkbymoorside (an NSF International Company) turns 60 this year. To celebrate this veteran of seven Iron Man Triathlons and 20 plus marathons has decided to do MORE exercise! He has come up with a 6/60/600/6000 challenge: swim 6 miles, run 60 miles, cycle 600 miles and, in the process, raise £6,000 for Ryedale Carers Support.
If you would like to help Martin achieve this goal and support us please visit http://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/martin-lush. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. We will be keeping you up to date with his progress, including photos of him suffering, albeit for a great cause.
THANK YOU to NSF Health Sciences, Kirkbymoorside
The staff at NSF Health Sciences, Kirkbymoorside spent last year baking and selling cakes, standing in the rain rattling collecting boxes, held a yard sale and paid for wearing their jeans to work on a Friday and managed to raise a staggering £2808.40. We want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to them - this will help us to support more carers and the lonely and isolated in the Ryedale area.
200 Club Draw
Our 200 Club draw has 135 participants who have a chance of winning first, second or third prize every month. The next draw will take place on 1st April 2020.
If anyone would like to be included in the draw it is £12 per entry for the year - please contact us on 01751 432288 for more information
The winners for March are:
First Prize - JP £31.75
Second Prize - AA £19.05
Third Prize - BS £12.70
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Are you a Co-op Member? Please help support us - we have raised over £485 so far
Every time you shop at the Co-op, 1% of what you spend on Co-op branded products and services helps to raise money for us. You have helped us to raise £328 so far - Thank You.You can choose to support us by signing into your membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800023 4708. See our page at https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/41545
Ryedale Carers Support has been recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services for 2016
I wanted to share with you the good news that Ryedale Carers Support has been honoured with the Queens Award for Voluntary Services, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. We are one of three groups to get the award in North Yorkshire and 193 groups nationally. Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson MP said: “I would like to congratulate all groups who received this year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, in recognition of their fantastic achievements. The huge amount of work and commitment these organisations put into their local communities is surpassed only by the passion and motivation of the individuals who volunteer. I hope these groups continue to inspire others to get involved and make a positive impact so that we can continue to build a more compassionate society.”
I would like to add my heartfelt thanks to our volunteers and trustees both past and present for their tireless work in supporting carers and older people in Ryedale. Every one of them, no matter how large or small their contribution, should feel equally proud of this amazing achievement. Ryedale Carers Support will receive the award from the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire later this summer.
The Silver Line is a national confidential and free helpline for older people open every day and night of the year. No question too big, no question too small, no need to be alone.
Call the helpline on 0800 4 70 80 90