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Find below details of recent fundraising events carried out to raise funds to support the work of the Hub. If you have ideas for fundraising events, would like to organise an event or simply take part, do contact us.

Since the introduction of the Village Hub we have raised funds through a number of activities to benefit both Hub projects and a range of charities.

Many thanks to the volunteers that make events possible, and to the fantastic community that are so generous with their support and donations.


Hub stalls have been held at both the Sports Gala and on the Village Green this summer in order to raise funds to support Hub projects and activities, in addition to promoting the work of the Hub with the aim of recruiting more volunteers. Volunteers provided delicious cakes, preserves and plants for sale. An impressive £252.79 was raised through purchases and donations during the two days. Well done to everyone involved!

QUIZ – July 2021

Our ‘Something Fishy’ quiz raised £104.00 for Hub funds to benefit the village and the community. The lucky winner of a £10 cash prize was one of 16 correct answers that were received; her entry was fished out of the keep-net! Thanks to all of you, and to those visitors to the village, who donated their £1.00 coins, or more, to take part. We received entries from as far afield as Greater Manchester, Burton-upon-Trent and Ashton-in-Makerfield as well as entries from much nearer home in Whitby, Scarborough, Ebberston, Pickering and our own village, Thornton-le-Dale. Please look out for our next quiz; you will se the answers to the Something Fishy quiz by clicking the link below.

QUIZ 1 Fish Ans

CARD SALE – July 2021

June Appleton, a local artist and past Hub volunteer, has raised a fantastic £270.00 for charity through the sale of her greetings cards. June chose the charity ‘Sight Support Ryedale’  to receive the funds who were hugely grateful. They said:
Your donation will be used 100% for the benefit of sight impaired people living in the Ryedale area. Thank you once again; it is always heart-warming to receive recognition from our local community.

RYEDALE FOOD BANK – December 2020

Last year a coffee morning was held to raise funds to support Ryedale food bank with their provision for families in need at Christmas. We are pleased to say that we have donated once again this year to help those families through the provision of Christmas puddings and desserts, as requested by the food bank. Many thanks to those volunteers that have raised funds and coordinated this fantastic project.

BUDDY BEARS – June 2020

“Next steps Ryedale”, is a Wellbeing Resource Centre based in Malton. It supports Mental Health problem, wellbeing and prevents isolation and loneliness in Ryedale. It has a drop in centre in Norton that is available to everyone. Mental Health is often a ‘hidden illness’ and has been accentuated by the ongoing Covid issues. It is widely known that knitting is good for our health and wellness, and with this in mind, the ‘Crafty Hubbers’ thought what better way to highlight the awareness of Mental Health and provide comfort to those suffering from Mental Health, by knitting and selling Buddy Bears.

The Idea of the Buddy Bear
Similar to a chain letter, the idea is that with one 100gram ball of bright coloured wool, three bears are knitted. One of the bears, once finished, should be passed onto a friend, a family member, a neighbour or just kept for oneself. It’s a symbol to show how much we care, and to let others know that they are not alone. The other two bears were then sent back to a central place in the village which were sold to raise money for ‘Next Steps’. The money raised was used to buy a portable loop system, so that when they hold activities any one hard of hearing is not excluded.

Thornton le Dale Village Hub
We are a volunteer group involved in a range of activities to enhance the local community and the village environment

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