Caty Hollis – A Marie Curie Nurse’s Story

I am a Registered Nurse and have been working at the Marie Curie Bradford Hospice on the In Patient Unit for 18 years. I decided to become a Palliative Care Nurse after working on a Vascular ward where I felt particularly drawn to caring for the patients coming to the end of their lives. When…

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York Cares tackle the digital divide

During the pandemic, as our reliance on the internet for almost all aspects of life increased, so too did the digital divide.  Many people in our community were digitally excluded and therefore unable to access essential services; education or maintain connections with friends and family. To help get York connected, the IT ReUse was launched. A city-wide partnership…

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Meet UNTHA UK – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure…

In the heart of North Yorkshire, is an ambitious business – and Chamber of Commerce member – with bold environmental goals. UNTHA UK – part of an Austrian-owned global organisation – specialises in the provision of industrial shredders that help to transform materials many people would simply consider rubbish, into valuable resources that can be…

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Christeyns UK ups green credentials with new Project Terra

Already known for its green credentials, hygiene chemical and engineering specialist Christeyns UK is driving the company’s environmental agenda from Board level down. “The impact our industry has on the environment is significant,” states Justin Kerslake, Operations Director. “As a company, Christeyns is focused on doing all it can to reduce these environmental impacts and…

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Chamber launches businesses ‘Pledge’ to encourage social impact

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has launched a “Make a Pledge” campaign to encourage local businesses to commit to their social responsibilities. Introduced as part of the Chamber’s ‘Raising the Bar’ dedicated social responsibility programme, the new ‘Make a Pledge’ campaign aims to encourage businesses and teams across the region to consider how…

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Rance Booth Smith Architects Help Charity Bus Redevelopment

During lockdown, Rance Booth Smith Architects have been helping a local charity visualise the conversion of their Leyland Tiger bus into a hygiene and laundrette facility. The bus is currently having mechanical repairs and undergoing exterior refurbishment works prior to internal changes.  Once complete, the project aims to provide showering and toilet facilities, offer a…

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Unlocking Talent During Lockdown

Whilst periods of lockdown and local restriction tiers are something we have all become accustomed to for almost a year, the closure of our school gates has been one of the the most painful consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic , particularly for those students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Clearly, it is right to close our schools…

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LNER staff raise £200,000 for suicide prevention

LNER colleagues have now completed more than 5,000 volunteering hours, supporting 12,000 beneficiaries through foodbanks, anti-loneliness initiatives, the NHS, and many more groups. This has delivered a social value of more than £80,000, with this figure continuing to grow day on day. The efforts of LNER colleagues in recent weeks has also seen LNER pass…

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