OPINION: Join our charity events to raise vital funds - Sammy Lambert, Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity

The Volunteer Team and volunteers taking on their Stepathon ChallengeThe Volunteer Team and volunteers taking on their Stepathon Challenge
The Volunteer Team and volunteers taking on their Stepathon Challenge
I hope you all enjoyed the lovely sunshine we experienced recently – the Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity (HHCC) and Volunteer Team and I spent a lovely sunny day doing our 12 hour stepathon on June 1 in celebration of Volunteer Week.

The team, along with our fantastic volunteers, walked around Harrogate District Hospital continuously for 12 hours – covering a whopping 35.5 miles!

This epic challenge was incredible and I would like to personally thank all the volunteers who took part and to all of you who supported us on the day, by waving, cheering us on and donating!

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The challenge was in aid of HHCC to raise vital funds to make life changing differences to patients and their families across Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT).

We have ordered the sunny weather for our HHCC summer event.

We would love readers to join us for our very special summer barbecue, which is taking place on Sunday, August 29 at Harrogate Railway Athletic FC.

Your ticket includes entry, drink on arrival, your food from the barbecue, strawberries and cream and live entertainment.

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We will have donkey rides, face painting, an ice cream van and much more!

Tickets are available for a donation of £13 per adult (aged 14 and over) children over the age of three are £4 (under threes are free) with proceeds received going towards making a positive impact to your local NHS.

Tickets are now on sale on our website:


We hope you can join us for a lovely summer afternoon.

We also have tickets available for our summer raffle, the first prize being a pair of diamond earrings!

Tickets are £1 each and we have a phenomenal selection of prizes from afternoon tea vouchers donated by awesome local businesses such as; Brew Bar, The Pickled Sprout, Cedar Court Hotel, The Secret Bakery and Harrogate Integrated Facilities, we have bottles of champagne, a three month book subscription from Imagined Things, and of course our main prize a pair of nine carat white gold diamond earrings!

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To purchase your tickets and be in with the chance to win these awesome prizes please contact the HHCC and Volunteer Team today:

call 01423 557408 or email [email protected]

Are you a keen cyclist, swimmer, climber, horse rider, runner, walker or looking for a challenge to keep active this summer? Then why not sign up to our next Stepping up for HHCC challenge – ‘Can you go the distance?’

This challenge is taking place July 1-31.

HDFT serves a population of 2,573,066 in our hospital and community services across our footprint.

We are challenging you to help collectively cover this distance in Kilometres in 31 days.

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Sign up for £20 and you will receive a Stepping up for HHCC T-shirt (if you don’t already have one), a bespoke medal and access to exclusive virtual community support groups.

Sign up through our website:


Sign up as a team and you will be entered into a prize draw, so encourage your friend, family and colleagues to join in on the fun!

We need you now more than ever.

Anything you can give to support your local NHS will make a big difference so please donate now:

https://hhcc.co.uk/donate/ or call 01423 557408.

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