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Local opticians puts safety first for children in York

A York-based optician has donated a number of high-visibility vests to keep local primary school children safe when they are out on the streets over winter.

Northumberland’s Gordon Moore awarded MBE

Gordon Moore, chief executive of Northumberland-based mental health and learning disability charity, Blyth Star Enterprises, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order...

Wetherby shoppers donate thousands of specs to Africa

A local opticians is celebrating a major boost for its charity campaign to help the people of Zambia to see clearly after collecting more than 6,500 donations of unwanted glasses from its customers in 2019.

Delete Graduates with Joint Honours to Deliver Leeds Beckett’s New Digital Marketing Strategy and...

Following two separate competitive tender and pitch processes, Delete was selected to deliver a digital marketing strategy focused on student recruitment, while also being chosen to deliver the University’s new digital platform for 2020.

Top chef Richie Moore gives students taste of life in the kitchen

Richie Moore, Group Development Chef with The Inn Collection Group, has gone back to the classroom to help feed students appetite to learn about food and healthy eating.

Go North East raises funds for Gateshead Foodbank at special farewell bus event

The region’s largest bus company, Go North East, welcomed hundreds of people to its special farewell bus event in Gateshead earlier this month.

Northumberland School and AkzoNobel celebrate a year of achievement

A special community partnership between paint makers AkzoNobel in Ashington and Castle School in North Seaton has had a transformational impact on the children,...

Newcastle solicitors serve up festive lunch to help homeless charity

Ten solicitors from Newcastle-based law firm Muckle LLP volunteered with Oasis Community Housing to serve a special Christmas dinner to people in need.

Gas Tag spreads cheer with festive fundraising

A national technology company has raised over £600 for a children’s charity based on Merseyside. Staff at Gas Tag, which is headquartered in Liverpool, have...

TOMY Are Bringing Smiles This Christmas at Leeds General Infirmary

Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year spent at home with loved ones, giving and receiving the most exciting and entertaining...

Durham students and businesses unite to save the planet

Over 120 students from 17 secondary schools across County Durham are embarking on a challenge to come up with business ideas that will protect the planet.

Specsavers Armthorpe launches fundraising effort to help South Yorkshire flood victims over Christmas

With Christmas around the corner, Specsavers in Armthorpe has announced a partnership with South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation to raise funds and donations for flood victims in South Yorkshire.

Taylor&Emmet presents proceeds of fundraising year

Staff at Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP have capped off a mountain-sized fundraiser for local charity, Paces, by handing over a cheque for £3,000.

Muckle helps Dance City Reach A New Special Festive Audience

Over 100 young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their carers enjoyed an exclusive relaxed performance of The Little Prince at Dance City last week thanks to the support of commercial law firm Muckle LLP.

West Northumberland organisations come together to combat loneliness and isolation

West Northumberland organisations join forces to combat loneliness in the region this Christmas.

Early Christmas for County Durham primary school

Christmas has come early at a North East primary school, which was presented with a new playground. Featuring weighing scales, a large chalkboard, giant paint...

Dalton School Children Receive Early Christmas Present from Yorkshire property developer

Christmas came early for youngsters at a school in Dalton thanks to the generosity of a kind-hearted local property developer.

Acorn Stairlifts sponsorship is further lift for Keighley Cougars

Yorkshire manufacturer Acorn Stairlifts has signed a deal to be primary team sponsor of rugby team the Keighley Cougars. The team, which came close to...

Home care provider launches national recruitment drive in region

A firm of care experts is appealing for more carers to join or return to the profession following the result of the General Election. Heritage...

Leeds, Bradford & Huddersfield blue plaques unveiled in memory of homeless

West Yorkshire homeless charity Simon on the Streets has unveiled 12 blue plaques in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, intended to highlight some of the cases they have worked with over the last twenty years.

Leeds EdTech startup Synap signs exclusive contract with University of Law

Leeds-based online learning platform, Synap, has today announced that it has entered an exclusive partnership with legal education provider The University of Law.

Avant Homes donates Christmas gifts to 60 young carers in Bishop Auckland

North East housebuilder Avant Homes has generously donated 60 Christmas presents to young carers in Bishop Auckland, as part of Family Action’s Christmas toy...

Infection prevention experts help school children in Northumberland to beat the bugs this winter

With cold and flu season well underway, children at Cleaswell Hill School in Choppington took part in a special bug battling workshop led by...

Martin-Brooks delivers charity Christmas cheer

Sheffield roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, have delivered an early Christmas present to six local charities, donating a total of £3,900.

Clatterbridge kicks-starts transformation of cancer care in Merseyside

For more than 60 years Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has become a byword for world class cancer care and now a multi-million pound project will...

New £1m Bernicia Foundation goes live

A new £1m charitable foundation led by North East housing association Bernicia is now open for business to support people and communities across the...

Shining Child to Help North East Families

A North East based consultant in clinical and forensic psychology has written and released a book to help families going through separation and divorce,...

Urmston adds extra sparkle this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, the Christmas Hamper Club has been created in Urmston with the aim of looking after families in need...

Law firm’s Leeds office rallies to help raise £32,000 for brain injury charity

Law firm’s Leeds office rallies to help raise £32,000 for brain injury charity

Fusion PR Creative supports local charities this Christmas

North-East based public relations and creative company, Fusion PR Creative, has taken steps to ensure that residents from Tyne and Wear and Northumberland have...

Managing director of The iNNiTi Effect appointed to board of trustees for renewable energy...

Alexandra Poole, Managing Director and founder of The iNNiTi Effect has been appointed to the board of trustees for Renewable World, an international charity...

Free breakfast boost for PHX learners

A North West training provider has introduced a healthy start to the day for all its learners.

Grosvenor Manor appoints wellbeing assistant

Leading care home operator New Care has appointed Lynne Jarvis -Hughes, from Childer Thornton in Ellesmere Port, to the role of wellbeing assistant at its Grosvenor Manor care centre on Heath Lane in Chester.

School children get a taste for a career in construction

Children from a County Durham school put on their wellies and high visibility jackets this week to learn first-hand how to build a house and what is involved in the construction process.

Houghton International CEO Embarks on Antarctic Adventure of a Lifetime in Aid of the...

After two years of gruelling physical training, Michael Mitten, CEO of pump motor repair company Houghton International, is about to begin an incredible expedition...

West Yorkshire band releases version of popular Christmas song to support the homeless

West Yorkshire band, Flat Cap Brass has launched a Christmas appeal, producing their own version of the Christmas classic 'Fairytale of New York' to raise funds for West Yorkshire based homelessness charity Simon on the Streets.

Guiseley Funeral Director’s Book Sales Result In Significant Charity Donation

More than £1,500 has been shared by several West Yorkshire charities after a Guiseley based funeral director wrote a book about funeral planning and vowed to donate the proceeds from it to deserving causes.

Hospital Story Chair To Provide Comfort For Children Thanks To Newcastle Building Society Grant

A much-loved North East children’s charity is using to power of story-telling to help improve the lives of youngsters visiting the Great North Children’s Hospital thanks to a four-figure grant from the Newcastle Building Society Community Fund.

MediaCom North and Channels 4 Ad Break Takeover for Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper...

MediaCom North and Channel 4 aim to help Save the Children raise millions of pounds

Lancaster University Management School climbs European rankings

Lancaster University Management School has been rated among Europe’s best as it climbed the Financial Times European Business Schools rankings.