Author Archives: Andrew Jones MP

About Andrew Jones MP

The MP for Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge

Final thoughts . . .

What a week.  From every Volunteer Week I take away the warmth and generosity of the individuals in the organisations I visit.  This Volunteer Week was no exception. And I have learnt lots.  For instance, the extent of the therapeutic nature … Continue reading

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The books stop here. Bilton Library volunteering.

Bilton and Woodfield Community library – a great success story.  Just a short time ago the library seemed certain to close as funding was withdrawn by North Yorkshire County Council. But the community and local councillors stepped in and worked … Continue reading

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Harrogate Park Run – busy despite the weather

So to the last day of Volunteer Week 2012 – and to Harrogate Park Run. Park Runs have started all over the country and the Harrogate Park Run is a relatively new addition to the Park Run family.  It was … Continue reading

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Volunteer Week goes multimedia!

Some audio and video from Volunteer Week. The Harrogate Hospital Radio show is available at: http://www.harrogatehospitalradio.org.uk/listen/ and some video at the Scope Shop in Knaresborough courtesy of the Harrogate Advertiser and Knaresborough Post: http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/community/your-community/video-mp-s-bid-to-boost-volunteering-1-5137899

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At the Citizen’s Advice Bureau

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) is a key part of people getting advice often to cope with changes in their circumstances.  Of all the cases with which the CAB deal, benefits and debt are the top two issues raised. At … Continue reading

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Helping at Knaresborough Scope Shop

I have just been at the Scope UK charity shop in Knaresborough, helping the volunteers on the shop floor and sorting donations in the back room. Scope UK is a charity that work with disabled people and their families at … Continue reading

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Delivering meals with Harrogate Neighbours

I have just been delivering meals for the elderly with the Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association, through their Food Angels arm, and have met some wonderful people. All the food that is delivered is freshly prepared and cooked at Greenfield Court … Continue reading

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