Monthly Archives: September 2011

Another great volunteer week

Volunteer Week has met all my objectives. Publicity has been generated to promote volunteering in our community. I have learnt from each organisation I visited and I hope they have found it helpful too. I have also found it rewarding … Continue reading

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Harrogate Street Pastors

The last event of my Volunteering Week was to go out with the Harrogate Street Pastors, who help keep Harrogate a safe place at night and provide support for vulnerable people in the late night environment which can be very … Continue reading

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PhysioNet

To Lower Dunsforth to help PhysioNet, a charity which supplies physiotherapy and mobilty equipment to disabled children in developing countries. They take equipment that is being discarded, mainly by the NHS and councils, and have it refurbished before packing it into … Continue reading

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Staveley Nature Reserve

Protecting the environment is close to my heart.  Even before I was an MP I helped many environmental projects and as a councillor was able to bring many environmental initiatives to the forefront of council thinking. That is why I … Continue reading

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Forest School

The Forest School is a special school for pupils aged between 3 and 16 who have a range of learning difficulties. These include moderate and severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum difficulties, physical problems, language and communication difficulties.  It has been … Continue reading

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Harrogate Advocacy

Halfway through my volunteer week and another great charity.  Harrogate Advocacy was formed in 1993 with the aim of delivering services for people in the Harrogate area.  Since it was established, the service has continued to grow and now provides … Continue reading

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To St Michael’s

I had been looking forward to my visit to St Michael’s Hospice as a volunteer. I had visited St Michael’s before several times, but I knew that vounteering would be a different perspective and I was keen to help them. … Continue reading

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