Only hours to go before our cyclists set off

Our amazing team of cyclists set off from The Heart of Yorkshire at 9am on Saturday 14th July to complete a 100 mile heart shaped route.

Cycle at York Minster

Cycling from the Heart of Yorkshire

A gruelling day on the road lies ahead of our team, aiming to cycle 100 miles, returning to York Minster by 8pm in the evening. They are taking up this challenge for Restore to provide homes for homeless people. All they need now is your support.
If you can, please sponsor the team and make their day worthwhile.
If you have already donated, thank you for your support.

Sponsor the team – click here

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Put Homelessness on the Map

 

One hundred miles to put Homelessness on the Map. Tracing a heart from the Heart of Yorkshire, a team of cyclists will set off at 9am to cycle 100 sponsored miles in a single day, Saturday 14th July 2018. If you are up for the challenge why not join us. If you admire our athletic prowess why not sponsor us. Perhaps it would better to say; Support the work of Restore and sponsor the cyclists as they rise to the challenge. [Read more…]

You are our greatest asset

If you are already on our list of contacts its an honour to have you as a supporter. If you’re not – you can join now – see below. It means a lot to us that you want to be a part of Restore’s work with homeless people in York. But we need your permission to stay in touch.

If you are already on our contacts list it’s vital you act now or new data protection laws will prevent us from contacting you again unless you do. Please respond to the email or letter we have sent you, or click the link below and complete the form before 25th May 2018 if possible.  [Read more…]

Jordan’s Story on BBC Radio York

Jason and Anne

Jordan with support worker Anne

Jordan recently appeared on Kay Crewdson’s Breakfast Show on BBC Radio York to tell his story of recovery, rehabilitation and salvation after moving into a Restore house.

His interview was broadcast just before the Chase the Sun relay. Please listen to his story and then make your donation to support the runners, the charity but most of all the people, like Jordan, who need somewhere to live and someone to turn their lives around. [Read more…]

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

Chase the Sun logoThe sun is in training for our major fundraiser – Chase the Sun. Have you noticed how early he’s getting up and how late he goes to bed this month. By the time we get to Chase the Sun on Midsummer’s Day, June 24th, he’ll rise in Bridlington at 4.28am.

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Easter 2017 Newsletter – Out NOW

This is the latest newsletter. Download it here, print it out for your noticeboard or give it to people who you think would like to support us.

Thank you for your support.

Chase the Sun – The Route

The first runner sets off from Bridlington at about 4.30am. The last one arrives in Morecambe at about 9.30pm. In between, participants will run anything between 1 and 20km taking turns along the route that goes across the Yorkshire Wolds, Vale of York, Ripon, Nidderdale, Grassington, Wharfedale, Settle, Lune Valley, and Lancaster.

Map of route

The route of Chase The Sun from Bridlington to Morecambe

 

The event is open to runners of all abilities with various options. [Read more…]

Chase the Sun – are you up for it?

Chase the Sun logoChase the Sun is back!

A year ago Jonny Wooldridge first floated the idea of a relay race that would start in Bridlington at sunrise and reach the west coast by sunset. “Can’t be done” – said the naysayers (some of them seasoned athletes!) So on the longest day we tried it out. 30 runners took part and the last cohort arrived on the coast near Morecambe with 41 minutes to spare. Jonny was right. It could be done. So this year we’re doing it again, and it’s bigger than ever.

Luke Smith running

Luke Smith striding across the Wolds in 2016

So could you join in? If you have the legs and can aim to raise £500 in sponsorship we want to hear from you. You can choose your distance and pound out the miles on mid-summers day, Saturday June 24th, to raise money to house homeless people in York.

Can you promote it and display a flyer, or hand out a dozen, you can help us.

If you have never run before, it’s not to late to train. Our Chairman, Barrie, took up the Couch to 5k challenge to be able to Chase the Sun in 2017. Now he’s ready and keeping up his fitness on the York Parkrun most Saturdays. You could join him.

Chase the Sun  is an exciting and challenging event and you could be part of it. To register your interest or find out more call Jonny Wooldridge on 07999 581999 or email him jonny.wooldridge@restoreyork.co.uk

More about the route

We depend on donations large or small

Cheque presentation

Restore Chairman, Barrie Stephenson, gladly accepting a donation from York Ebor & County Round Table

We love cheque presentations, especially when they are this large. The York Ebor and County Round Table presented Restore with a donation of £5,000 at the Theatre Royal as they were preparing for their fund raising event for the final dress rehearsal of the Panto, Cinderella. Their efforts for charity go on throughout the year which allows them to generously support organisations like ours. Thank you guys.
But you don’t have to sign up to support us with big cheques. If you can only make a few pounds a month as a regular donation, we are equally pleased. Your donation will make a big difference in the life of one of the people who live in a Restore house.  [Read more…]

Morathon

 

Jenni and Becki in training

Jenni and Becki in training

The Yorkshire Marathon on the 7th October  has become a Morathon for Restore. A host of runners (well more than one) are lining up to take part in the Corporate Marathon where they will complete the 26 miles in a relay to raise funds.

This year we are opening our eighth house making room for thirty one people who used to be homeless to have somewhere to live. This has meant adding a new member of staff too. [Read more…]