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Julie Blackburn is YO1 Radio's Community Co-Ordinator.

It's Julie's mission to link up with as many local community groups and charities as she can. Julie's Jaunts is her day-to-day story of where she's been and who she's seen!

If you'd like Julie to pay you a visit - and arrange some free publicity for your organisation, courtesy of YO1 Radio - just get in touch at community@yo1radio.co.uk

  • Jorvik Viking Festival was AMAZING!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Monday, 26 February 2024 14:31

    A brilliant week of activities for everyone - taking you back in time!
    Europes biggest Viking celebration and I cant wait for 2025....

    Julie Blackburn with some Re-enactors!

  • James of Jorvik Tricycles and how he helped his dad with Parkinsons

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Monday, 26 February 2024 14:05

    A brilliant way to know you are purchasing the right tricycle with an indoor circuit to do just that!

    Yo1 Radios Julie Blackburn with James Walker of Jorvik Tricycles

  • Pocklington Christmas Markets - a massive hit with everyone!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 19 December 2023 11:37

    The YO1 Roadshow was out this weekend at a festive feast of stalls and events at Pocklington.

    Wayne Chadwick with Pocklington's Mayor and Party.

  • A beautiful visit to the York Minster Christmas Tree Festival!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 12 December 2023 14:27

    As a York Resident I went along free to the York Minster and its Christmas Tree Festival. What an absolute delight and well worth a visit to get that festive feeling!

    just one of the decorations to give you a sneak idea!

  • A trip to York Hospital with Buddy The Elf and The Grinch!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 12 December 2023 13:52

    A super festive afternoon at York Children's Ward and Day Centre to hand out some lovely gifts. So many smiles and joy! Not just the children, also the staff!

    Buddy, Jolly Julie and The Grinch on Ward 18

  • They Finally let Jolly Julie out in York!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:27

    Jolly Julie the Elf went out and about in York to find out all about the Nutcracker Trail with The York Bid.

    Jolly Julie and Andrew, one of 10 Nut Crackers to be found in York City Centre

  • The Haxby Walk got us in a festive mood!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:00

    A Crisp Fresh Sunday Morning Walk in Haxby and Wigginton to help Bereaved Children's Support raises over £1600!

    Chris Marsden and Julie Blackburn - Hosts at the start line!

  • The 3 Bears Foundation Ball including Auction with Yo1 Radio

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:43

    A wonderful glamorous ball to raise funds for a brilliant charity based in York!

    Chris Marsden and Julie Blackburn - Hosts for the evening

  • No its not me but a very special bear at Treasurers House York!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Wednesday, 22 November 2023 12:07

    Festive season has hit in York and this beautiful house is no exception. Gorgeously decorated (no spoilers here just go!) My little pal here contributes to an amazing story for all ages!

    Just a bear and Greens Picnic!

  • Fantastic Friday! Bring a pound to work day and online auction!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 21 November 2023 13:20

    I had a great day running and driving around York collecting for The Lord Mayors Charity Appeal whilst also appealing for auction bids on some amazing prizes!

    Back - Cai Sherlock and Julie Blackburn Front - Chris Marsden and Lord Mayor Chris Cullwick

  • A beautiful tribute to our fallen on Remembrance day.

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Thursday, 16 November 2023 13:53

    At the 11th hour, on the 11th Day, of the 11th Month - we remembered them. A poignant fitting silence and Last Post at Askham Bar Tesco in York.

    Julie Blackburn with Marie Taylor and Dennis Brown

  • A festive treat to Christmas In Neverland At Castle Howard.

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Thursday, 16 November 2023 13:36

    A fabulously festive day out at Castle Howard to see their new event for Christmas!

    Cai Sherlock and Julie Blackburn ready for the reindeers!

  • The 3 Bears Foundation event for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 14 November 2023 14:34

    Last week, I went along to an information event all about the "Hidden" Pancreatic Cancer. If you just do one thing - look at the symptoms and know your body.

    Take a look and it could save your life.

  • The YO1 Radio Roadshow at Poppleton Firework Spectacular!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 7 November 2023 12:49

    Yes! they let me out to do my first roadshow on Sunday the 5th of November and I had the best time!

    Julie Blackburn and Cai Sherlock at the Poppleton Fireworks

  • We welcomed Eli and Elvis to the YO1 Studio!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Thursday, 2 November 2023 12:39

    What a wonderful inspirational story Rebecca has - Elvis their support dog saved her son Eli's life! Yes Elvis was in the building!

    Rebecca, Elvis, Eli and Jonathan Cowap

  • A visit to New Beginnings Horses

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Thursday, 2 November 2023 12:15

    A wonderful heart warming trip to New Beginnings Horses - a charity who look after retired thoroughbreds and let them live on in beautiful surroundings

    Steve and Pam Atkinson with Julie Blackburn

  • Helping out at Hoping Street Kitchen

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Wednesday, 25 October 2023 13:34

    On Sunday I joined the volunteers to serve at Kings Manor. This charity is just amazing!

    helping in the grounds at KIngs Manor

  • Well Done to The York Valkyries!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Friday, 20 October 2023 14:25

    A smooth sailing evening to celebrate the Valkyries winning the Rugby Super League!

    The team celebrate with their trophies!

  • Everyone should learn CPR! Details below!

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Friday, 20 October 2023 14:04

    Everyone should learn CPR so I popped to Re-Start a Heart Day at Fulford School

    The volunteers and CPR survivor Alex Cowes (centre) and Shona Jagger who saved him (to my left)

  • A visit to St Nicks Autumn Fayre

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 17 October 2023 15:33

    An environmental treat in a 24 acre nature reserve in the heart of York.

    Henry and Lacie join Julie Blackburn at St Nicks to join in the events

  • St Sampson Centre

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Friday, 13 October 2023 15:12

    A fun and friendly team awaits for you at St Sampson's Centre!

    Julie Blackburn with Richard, staff and helpers

  • Walking Football

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Monday, 9 October 2023 13:51

    Wanting to keep fit but not run? - Walking Football might just be the answer!

    Members of the Walking Football team with York City Foundations' Seb and Amy

  • A Night to Remember

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 19 September 2023 00:00

    A fantastic "Night to Remember" for everyone!

    YO1 Radios' Wayne Chadwick with Beth McCarthy and YO1 Radios' Julie Blackburn

  • Shepherd Group Brass Band Visit

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 19 September 2023 00:00

    I got goose bumps listening to this brass band rehearsal - The Concert on the 29th of September is a must!

    Mike Pratt conducting the Shepherd Brass Concert Band

  • Well Being Choir at The Leveson Centre

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Tuesday, 19 September 2023 00:00

    Singing my heart out at the brand new choir at The Leveson Centre with York Against Cancer!

    Julie Blackburn with Debbie Smith and Victoria Edwards of The Leveson Centre.

  • Accessible Arts and Media Visit

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Friday, 15 September 2023 13:59

    A visit from Lauren at Accessible Arts and Media opened my eyes to just how music can be for everyone and how it helps in therapy and wellbeing.

    Members of the hands and voices choir

  • Poppleton Centre Funday

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Friday, 15 September 2023 00:00

    My first lesson on how to play Garden Bowls at The Poppleton Centre for their "Out Of Space" project.

    Julie with Julian and a Colleague.

  • Stronger Starts With Tesco

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Monday, 11 September 2023 00:00

    A visit to see the lovely Jacqueline at Tesco Clifton Moor all about their new youth scheme - Stronger Starts

    Jacqueline May - Community Champion Tesco Clifton Moor with Julie Blackburn

  • Charity Night At Haxby Club For Snappy

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Monday, 11 September 2023 00:00

    A rock and rolling fun night at Haxby Sports Bar for The Snappy Trust with Zakk Taylor and The Rat Race!

    Bar manager Yvonne Anderson, Julie Blackburn and Snappy!

  • York Breast Friends Pillow Making Workshop

    Posted by Julie Blackburn at Friday, 8 September 2023 00:00

    Pillow making and chatting to my dear friend Zoe Bounds of Breast Friends York about how they help ladies with Breast Cancer and beyond

    Zoe Bounds with Julie Blackburn

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