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…]

Landlords donate new locks for Restore houses

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Andrew Simpson of York Residential Landlords Association hands cheque to Jonny Wooldridge



We are extremely thankful for a big donation from York Residential Landlords Association to meet the cost of fitting a new system of locks to all the rooms in our properties.

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Christmas Newsletter is out

Download the Restore Christmas Newsletter. Thank you for your support for us and our tenants. As we draw to the close of another successful year a lot has happened for which we give thanks to God.

It’s been a busy time with tenants engaging with lots of  opportunities and activities; several tenants moving on; new tenants arriving and we’ve even had our first Restore engagement!

If this wasn’t exciting enough, we also welcome two new members of staff starting in the New Year. It’s all in the newsletter – and more. Read and print it out for a noticeboard in your church or organisation.

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Work for Restore

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Housing Project Worker – 6 months

Start date 1st Feb 2018

Do you have the experience and expertise to make a difference to the lives of people who have been homeless? Do you have the determination and resolve to sustain you through challenging and demanding situations? If you do we have a vacancy that meets your profile.

Restore provides homes for men and women who have been or are at risk of being homeless. Critically we also provide support for our tenants through mentoring, advisory and personal development opportunities. Without support many of our tenants would return to lifestyles that put them at risk of being homeless again. This support is provided by our Housing Project Workers. The process of moving from supported living into an unsupported tenancy and employment can be a slow process and requires great patience.

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Jordan’s Story on BBC Radio York

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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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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.

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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

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