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Race For Life 2014 - Janine's story

25th June 2014

Race For Life logoJanine Lindley from Scarborough has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

She'll start her treatment mid-July, but that won't stop her doing Scarborough's Cancer Research UK Race For Life on Wednesday 16 July.

She told me her story:

 
You can support Janine by visiting www.justgiving.com/janinelindley 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Richard Griffin at 5:30pm

Bring A Pound To Work Day 2014

6th February 2014

Tuesday 1 April is Bring A Pound To Work Day for St Catherine's Hospice.

We're touring workplaces to collect a pound from you and all your workmates.

Every penny will go to The Hospice to help them provide care and support to people with life-limiting illnesses on the Yorkshire Coast.

I've been to meet the team at The Hospice to find out more about what they do and how your money will be spent.

Ian Westmoreland CROPIan Westmoreland is the Chair of Trustees:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Belinda Batten CROPDr Belinda Batten works in the in-patient unit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Taylor CROPHoward Taylor joined the maintenance team after his wife was cared for by The Hospice:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stacey Sutton CROPStacey Sutton is the Admin Assistant for Business Operations:

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Richard Griffin at 11:29am

Snowdrop Appeal - Annika's Story

28th January 2014

Maya, Annika and Susan£120,000 will pay for a new Maternity Bereavement Suite for the Yorkshire Coast.

Based at Scarborough Hospital, it will be a private space for families who lose a baby during birth or pregnancy.

The Snowdrop Appeal launched last year, to fundraise towards that target.

The Dowson family are keen supporters.

Annika lost her daughter Gypsy in 2008.

Annika and her mother-in-law Susan told me about their experiences.

First, fundraising boss Maya Richardson explained more about the Snowdrop Apeal:

 

If you'd like to know more, get involved or even feature in Annika's "Calendar Girls"-style calendar... here's all the details:

www.york.nhs.uk/fundraising

www.facebook.com/thesnowdropappeal

(01723) 236210

charity.fundraising@york.nhs.uk.

 

Posted by Richard Griffin at 11:33am

Coastal flood stories

6th December 2013

If you were away from your radio yesterday afternoon and last night, you could easily have missed the news...

Whitby Harbour, Scarborough's South Bay and Bridlington Harbour flooded at high tide yesterday afternoon.

It was described as the most serious tidal surge in more than 30 years.

A tidal surge is caused a number of factors coming together.

Firstly the weather - an area of low pressure with strong winds whips up the sea. It drags up the sea level. If the wind is strong and blowing towards the coast AND it co-incides with high tide you get a VERY high tide: "A tidal surge" and the result is often coastal flooding.

Today, I've been getting your reaction and hearing your stories.

 

Julie Dyl is the owner of Rags Hotel and Restaurant on the harbourside in Bridlington.

They carried on serving customers as the water came in!

Here's Julie:

 

Neil Hodgson is the co-owner of the Sandside Cafe at Sandsend.

His business escaped unharmed, but the beach has never looked like this before.

Here's Neil:

 

 

Posted by Richard Griffin at 12:32pm

Snowdrop Appeal - Christmas Events

5th December 2013

The Snowdrop Appeal TileThe Snowdrop Appeal was launched to fund a new Maternity Bereavement Suite at Scarborough Hospital.

The £120,000 space will be private, away from the main labour ward, for families who lose a baby during birth or pregnancy.

Maya Richardson is a regular guest on my show keeping us up-to-date on the fundraising.

This month she'd got news of a new total, her own fancy dress dip plans and lots of other festive events.

She started by telling me more about the appeal:

 
Here's all the contact details:

www.york.nhs.uk/fundraising

www.facebook.com/thesnowdropappeal

www.justgiving.com/maya-richardson

(01723) 236210

charity.fundraising@york.nhs.uk.

 

 

 

Posted by Richard Griffin at 2:29pm

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