Over 50 hot air balloons in mass launches, tethered day and night displays, the world’s largest continuous inflatable assault course, fireworks and lasers and a fairground including rides never before seen in York and some that have only arrived in the UK this year – that is the plan for York Balloon Fiesta 2019, which is returning to the Knavesmire from 27 to 29 September 2019 with a new team firing up the burner.
Woodmeadow Trust to hold vital summer fundraiser to boost nature education
This summer the Woodmeadow Trust is launching a campaign to raise the funds it needs to be able to continue delivering its vital outdoor education work, events, and activities at its acclaimed Three Hagges Woodmeadow, just off the A19 between Selby and York.
Aiming to raise £2,000, the fundraiser will run for nine weeks until Saturday 31 August.
Bid online for top prizes in Martin House Glitter Ball auction
An amazing array of prizes are on offer as Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People launches an online auction ahead of its Glitter Ball.
From exclusive seats at big name gigs including Michael Buble, Rita Ora, Little Mix and Shed Seven to a McLaren driving experience, there are nearly 50 lots to bid on.
York Mind Charity Golf Day – Entries now open
Former York headteacher David Ellis is the new Captain of Sandburn Hall Golf Club, and has chosen York Mind as his nominated charity for his captain’s year.
Community First Yorkshire has secured £99,555 from the National Lottery Community Fund’s Building Connections Fund, which it will use to help support and inspire more local action to ‘turbo-charge’ the county’s response to tackling loneliness.
People, of all ages and from all walks of life in North Yorkshire experience loneliness. The project aims to ‘connect’ people to the many activities provided by voluntary and community organisations and help people make new friends.