Much-loved Ripon cafe Oliver's Pantry has shown great support for a youth homelessness charity in the city, going the extra mile to raise vital funds and awareness. Here are the ten best places to eat in Ripon according to TripAdvisor Not only have staff decided to take part in a sponsored sleep out on the Market Square next month to help Ripon YMCA, the team also successfully organised and hosted a coffee school event to raise funds. This well-attended evening secured £230 for Ripon YMCA, and served up a packed programme of presentations, workshops and a wide range of masterclasses for Ripon residents and visitors, supported by Sheffield company Roastology. The charity's Chief Executive Officer, Lucy Gratton, said: "Some of our tenants are vulnerable and isolated due to their individual circumstances. We are excited to start running sessions to support small groups of tenants with a common interest.Ripon's about to roll out a really important scheme to help people with … [Read more...] about Ripon cafe goes the extra mile to raise funds for homeless charity
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Brought to you by Call 0800 975 0088 to book a test drive While there was some good financial news, the Government’s credentials on encouraging more environmentally-friendly roads are looking less convincing Despite the otherwise trying times, the Budget was not all bad news for the UK’s small businesses, with a few welcome breaks for a sector that forms the backbone of the economy. Meeting the rents Businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 and below can look forward to seeing their bill cut by up to a third over the next two years. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, says this will save up to £8,000 a year for up to 90pc of independent retailers. Meanwhile, the personal tax allowance will be raised to £12,500 for basic-rate taxpayers and £50,000 for higher-rate taxpayers in 2019, a year earlier than planned. Renewed efforts on high streets The £675m of co-funding for councils should invigorate high streets by converting commercial … [Read more...] about What does this year’s Budget mean for small business?
A fashion show raised over £200 for the South Lincolnshire Blind Society.Cousins Lesley Gibson and Joanna Wallington, who co-own ‘Dress to Impress’ on Toll Bar Road, Grantham, wanted to support the society, which is based in Finkin Street, Grantham, after seeing how much it has helped their grandmother Georgina, who is visually impaired.They held a fashion show at the Eden Hotel earlier this month to show off their range of clothing, which mainly includes causal womenswear in sizes eight-26.They also invited small businesses to showcase their work, including N&B cupcakes, Cocktail O’ Clock, The Body Shop, Liz’s Shot Makeup and Artistry and Glasses for all occasions.Lesley said: “We wanted to be able to help other local small businesses. Everyone has got to start somewhere.”All ticket and raffle sales went towards the blind society and the cousins presented a cheque for £229 to chief executive Malcolm Swinburn last week. … [Read more...] about Grantham cousins host fashion show to raise funds for Blind Society
SANDWICH – Shari Chapman of Newark describes her family as more of a “sports family,” but that title may soon have to change to “theater family.” Chapman, her husband, Phil, and two of their five children, Molly, 12, and Reggie, 10, are cast members of an upcoming production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” “I was originally taking my daughter to the audition, so I thought my son would like to go, too,” Chapman said. “Then I was so excited about the play that I signed myself and my husband up. I think it’s just a super cute, fun Christmas story. I love the story and the ending. The play has had a really big impact on our family, even though we’re just a small part of the play.” Performances of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich. Tickets cost $10 and can be … [Read more...] about ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ to raise funds for Gil Morrison Memorial Scholarship Fund
A funding campaign created to help Calderdale businesses badly affected by flooding has raised more than £100,000 in a week. Calderdale Rising was launched on Crowdfunder.co.uk last Friday (January 15) and more than 200 people have already pledged their support.The campaign is trending as one the most popular on the project funding website, with £113,000 donated in the first week.It was created by Business for Calderdale to help more than 100 local businesses badly-hit by the Boxing Day floods. High street shops, professional services and industrial companies are among businesses which have jumped on board to support the campaign. The majority are small, independent and family owned businesses, and many have had to make redundancies whilst they rebuild their premises and purchase new equipment and stock.Some are still unable to open, a month after Storm Eva struck.The companies are working together to promote the campaign and encourage people to donate.Some are also offering … [Read more...] about Campaign raises £113k for Calderdale businesses hit by floods