Voluntary Sector

A year in the life of MySight York

We asked lots of local charities and community groups if they wanted to give you lovely readers an insight into how their year has been. Here’s what MySight York had to say.  Who could have

Space Invaders

We need a Space Invaders team in Acomb…..

We’ve just been offered the Bathstore building (ground floor) in Acomb. I’m looking for a local collective of creatives to temporarily occupy it under the Space Invaders brand. There will be no rent to pay,

Bettys Christmas Display Window York Gingerbread House

York’s Christmas Lights

I took the family into town after dark this week for our daily lockdown walk, to try soak up some Christmas spirit. There are some definite spots of beauty, but also some (understandably given the

Community projects

Micklegate Christmas Market Reopening

We are super excited to be able to reopen our pop up space on Micklegate when the lockdown restrictions come to an end on Wednesday morning. Anni and Ervins will be reopening their beautiful, jungle-themed


Advocacy for York’s older people still available

We asked some of our local Third Sector organisations to give us an insight into how this strange year had been for the them, and what their plans were for 2021. We also wanted to


More toilets more benches please York

My old client David Smith, the CEO of Teesside Hospice, had his Dad to stay in October. They had various day trips planned and on the first day it was a wander around York. But as

Community projects

Keeping York fit and healthy

York-based charity Move the Masses has released its Impact Report for 2019-20. Move the Masses promote the locations of outdoor exercise equipment and host free, pop-up fitness sessions to get people moving. They organise filmed


Christmas shop online with York’s independents

We are at that traditional time of year when we start to think of Christmas and perhaps buying a present or two for family and friends. Lockdown #2 has sadly seen our local shops forced