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Yorkshire Coast Radio Action


'Yorkshire Coast Radio Action' provides airtime for local voluntary and charitable organisations. If you need help, fill in the form below and we will broadcast your appeal, free of charge, to the Yorkshire Coast.  Alternatively you can call  01723 581700  during office hours.

RVS Volunteers

Would you, maybe with a friend, like to take on a club or activity group for the Royal Voluntary Service. Samantha tells us more: 



Situated on Murray Street in Filey, the MIND charity shop provides support for people that experience mental health problems. Would you like to help them? Call: 01723 447377

Louise explains what they do:

Marie Curie fundraising

Jennifer explains the nursing care and support provided by Marie Curie. Call 01904 755260

More Than Books

Karen Atkinson tells us about the Eastfield library and wellbeing hub, and how they are always looking for volunteers. Call: 01609 536133

St Catherine's story

Fran from St Catherine's tells the story of Richard and his wife Jennifer.... and explains how you can become a Friend of St Catherine's.

Butterfly Reading School

Find out more about this Saturday Morning reading school. It's aimed at all levels and abilities and is run by volunteers and voluntary contributions. Call: 01723 850388

Support for Carers - Give a Gift of Time 

Scarborough and Ryedale Support for Carers would love you to 'Give a gift of time'.

Can you spare some time to visit older people who are lonely and isolated? 

Here's Sarah to explain more: 

ELF Day for Alzheimer's Society

9th December is the date for the Alzheimer's Society annual Elf Day.... here's Community Fundraiser Hannah Riley to tell us more: 

 Yorkshire Coast Sight Support I.T.

Need help with IT and getting online in our ever increasing digital world? Yorkshire Sight Support can help! 

Scarborough Lions New Members

Want to play an essential part of community life in Scarborough? Scarborough Lions are looking for new members. Here's Former President Rob Hunter to tell us more: 


Yorkshire Coast Sight Support 

Do you have some free time to become a volunteer for Yorkshire Sight Support? Here's volunteer coordinator Samantha:


Bridlington Swimming Club

Fancy joining Bridlington Swimming Club and maybe representing the town at national level?Find out more:


Filey Friendship Club

Want to meet new friends in Filey? Hear more about a new club that's been organised by Scarborough Carers. Here is Sarah to explain more: 


Can you spare some time to help? Here is Jenifer to explain more: 

The Base

The Base on Cross Street, Scarborough, offers a wide range of community activities and services to people within the Castle Ward. Manager Malcolm Hall explains more:


Lions Winter Fuel Project

Rob Hunter from Scarborough Lions explains how their new Winter Fuel Project works. You'll also find more details on their dedicated website:



Anna May explains how FutureWorks helps people get back into employment.....



Sarah Pinkney from Oxfam in Scarborough is keen to find new volunteers.... can you help?


Ten Pin Bowling

Scarborough has its very own ten pin bowling group! Gordon Hopkin explains more....


Great Wall of China Walk for Copperfeel breast cancer charity

Local Bridlington girl Hannah Louise Sylvester is planning to walk the Great Wall of China in memory of her mum, and to raise awareness of the Copperfeel Breast Cancer charity. Have a listen to her plans, and maybe support Hannah with her big adventure?


Twilight Productions

Jake is a student from Twilight Productions, a performing arts community in Scarborough. Discover more about what they do, and maybe help them with their future plans?


Bridlington Sea Cadets

Carla tells us more about the exciting activities they provide for 12-18 year olds. Bridlington Sea Cadets can be contacted on; 07938 179330.


Gallows Close Centre New Year Honours

Hear more about this annual community event, and maybe nominate someone that you know?


 Dialaride Volunteers

Julie Bank explains how you could help this Community Support organisation:


 Meditation Centre

Can you help with creating a community meditation centre in Scarborough?


Scarborough Survivors

In-depth Life Skill Courses are now running for those people within the Scarborough area affected by mental health problems. Contact Andrea Woolcott for more details on; 01723 500 222 or email:



Find out more about a big fundraising night for the Snowdrop Appeal:


YMCA Volunteers

Fancy helping out at the YMCA on St Thomas Street in Scarborough?


Snowdrop Appeal Calendar

Maya Richardson explains how you can help their appeal for a new bereavement facility by purchasing a calendar.


Sue Ryder Whitby

Carl Lindsey explains about the work they do for people with life changing illnesses.


Totally Locally Scarborough

Jo Swift explains how Totally Locally Scarborough encourages people to visit Scarborough, and about their new Community Allotment initiative.


 Can Can Appeal

Kevin from Yorkshire Coast Homes explains how you could be helping Food Banks with their Can Can Appeal.


Scarborough Samaritons

 Doree from Scarborough Samaritons is appealing for more volunteers. Can you help? 



RNLI Bridlington


Hannah Garnett is the Community Fundraising Manager for the RNLI. She tells us how YOU could help the charity.


Beech Keepers

Beach Keepers shop manager Terena Tomlinson tells us more about their new shop and how they aim to tackle the problem of litter and waste on our local beaches.


Yorkshire Coast Homes


Yorkshire Coast Homes have launched their Can Can appeal for 2014. Can you help? Here's Kevin to explain more:



Car Racing

Are your kids keen to be the next Jenson Button and get behind the wheel of a Formula One car? This could be their first step:



Saint Catherine's Hospice 

Fancy jumping out of a plane to raise funds for St Catherine's Hospice? If you think you're brave enough, find out more:



The Scarborough Cavaliers Rotary Club 

The Rotary LogoScarborough Cavaliers Rotary Club are organising a Dragon Boat Race on Wykeham Lakes on the 1st June.

Vice President Mike Wilkinson explains more:



 For more details call: 01723 870 670

Good Neighbours Community

GNCSS logo CROPGood Neighbours Community Transport in Whitby gives lifts to local elderly and disabled people.

They're looking for volunteer drivers over the age of 21

Kay Edwards tells us more...


Contact them on (01947) 602982 or visit

Yorkshire Coast Homes

Yorkshire Coast Homes Logo Dec 2012Yorkshire Coast Homes have created a new receipe book detailing how to create tasty meals for just a couple of pounds.

Here's Andrew and Richard from YCH to explain more:



Support For Carers

Cancer research


Support for Carers is a volunteer service that allows carers a few hours a week of free time.

If you would like to become a volunteer, or would like further information,

call: 01723 364808

Here's Paul Goodwin, the volunteer organiser, to explain more:



RSPBRSPB Bempton Cliffs are looking for volunteers.

Site Manager Keith Clarkson told us more:

Call (01262) 851533 or visit for more information.

Cancer Research UK - Whitby 

Cancer research

Whitby's Cancer Research Shop on Baxtergate is appealing for stock.

You can drop off any unwanted clothes and goods or call (01947) 820189 to have

them picked up. They also need volunteers. Phone or drop in for more information.

Here's Danny the manager:



Alderson House

Royal British LegionAlderson House is a Poppy Break Centre on South Marine Drive in Bridlington.

They provide holidays and other social events for ex-military personnel and their families

Activities Co-ordinator Anna Roseby told us the holidays can be for people who live locally:

And the Tuesday Poppy Club is open to all:

Call (01262) 408010 for more information.

Scarborough Mencap

Mencap logoScarborough Mencap are looking for volunteers and new members to use their clubs and services at "Brookleigh" on Valley Road in Scarborough.

Here's Kathy Taylor-Marshall to tell us more about the Tuesday night "Gateway Club", other out-of-hours services and how you can get involved:


Find out more by calling (01723) 374819

Scarborough Veggie Vegan Group

Vegetarian SocietyScarborough Veggie Vegan Group are looking for new members.

Here's David to tell us more:

Find out more by calling Claire on (01723) 378484 or by visiting


Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Mind

SWR MindScarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Mind support people with mental health problems

They're looking for volunteers to offer support, information and advocacy.

Find out more by calling (01723) 588008 or visiting

Advocacy Alliance

Advocacy AllianceAdvocacy Alliance is a free, independent and confidential service, helping you to be heard.

Trish Kemp told us more about the services they can provide:


They're also looking for volunteers in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale to be advocates:

Contact them on (01723) 363910 or

AgeUK Bridlington

Age UKThe AgeUK shops in Prospect Street and Promenade in Bridlington are looking for stock and volunteers.

Here's Prospect Street manager Angie Rowlands:


Bridlington Samaritans

Bridlington Samaritans are looking for volunteers to answer their phones.

Peter Turner told us more:

They also need help fundraising:

If you'd like to get involved, call (01262) 400400 or

 Arthritis Research UK - Newborough

Arthritis Research UK

The Arthritis Research UK shop on Newborough in Scarborough are looking for donations of stock and volunteers.

Here's Andy to tell us more:

Find out more by dropping in at the shop or by calling (01723) 351444.

Impact Child Contact Centre 

Impact Child Contact Centre at Pavilion Square in Scarborough offers children from separated families along the Yorkshire Coast, the chance to meet with an absent parent.

Here's Helen Evans to tell us more about the services they provide:

They also need volunteers to help run contact sessions:

To find out more call Helen on (01723) 377388.

Scarborough's RSPCA

RSPCA logo

Scarborough's RSPCA branch are looking to re-home all sorts of animals including cats, dogs,

rabbits and guinea pigs.

Lesley Waters is the secretary of the local branch:

Call (01723) 369804 to find out more.


Bridwatch helps tackle crime in Bridlington, providing advice and information to individuals and Neighbourhood Watch groups at their base on Quay Road.

You can drop in to see them 10-4 Monday to Saturday, or email

Here's the new Chairman Mike Beaumont:


Scarborough & District Dial-A-Ride


Scarborough & District Dial-A-Ride provides transport for older people and people with disabilities in and around the Scarborough & Filey area.

They're looking for volunteer drivers and passenger escorts. Drivers need to be over 21, but passenger escorts need only to be over 18. Ideally, you'll be able to work at least one full day a week.

Full training and support is given.

If you enjoy getting out and meeting people and want to get involved call Julie or Tim on (01723) 354434.

Here's Julie Banks to tell us about Dial-a-ride:

Avalon Group

The Avalon Group in Scarborough are looking for providers to open their homes to people with various levels of disability.

It could be for a short break, or for the long-term.

Kim Jowett explains more:

For details call (01723) 356540 or visit

Sue Ryder Charity Shops

Sue Ryder logoThere are Sue Ryder Charity Shops raising money to provide care for people with life-limiting illnesses in Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington and Filey.

They're always looking for stock donations.

Here's Fran, manager of the shop in Falsgrave Road, Scarborough to tell us more.


If you can help Fran collecting stock donations, call (01723) 503594.

To find out about volunteering opportunities, drop in at your local branch.

St Catherine's Hospice

St Catherines

St Catherine's Hospice are always looking for volunteers for their charity shops along the Yorkshire Coast.

Volunteers need to have customer service skills and if possible a basic computer knowledge.

There are also opportunties to undertake an NVQ in retail.

If you're interested, just call into the shops or phone Debbie Jewison on (01723) 356029.

Here's Debbie to explain a little more:


The Army Benevolent Fun

The Army Benevolent Fund are looking for fundraising volunteers.

Here's Brian De La Hey to tell us how you can be involved:

Contact him on (01748) 874127 or email


Sash logoSASH are looking for volunteers on the Yorkshire Coast willing to open their homes to homeless young people.

Here's Sarah Ware to tell us more:

Call (01904) 652043 or if you can help.

 Pregnancy Crisis Centre

The Pregnancy Crisis Centre in Scarborough offer free support and a listening ear to mothers with an unexpected preganancy or to those who go through a termination or miscarriage.

Michelle told us more:

Find out more on (01723) 352100

Scarborough Blind & Partially Sighted Society Shop


scarblindScarborough Blind & Partially Sighted Society Shop on Falsgrave Road, Scarborough

are looking for volunteers to join their team.

The shop is open Monday to Saturday 9.45am - 4.45pm.

You can work hours to suit, sorting, ironing and cashiering.

Good customer service is a must.

Great for getting back into work and building confidence.

Please call Sue, Jane or Ellis on (01723) 378214.



PDSA based on Westborough, Scarborough are looking for stock.

You can drop off donations or arrange a collection on (01723) 503310.