Chasing the Sun – It’s On

A vicar dressed as Superman will set off from Bridlington beach at sunrise Chasing the Sun in a charity relay race to reach Morecambe by sunset. 30 runners will take turns to eat up the 130 miles between the coasts of Yorkshire and Lancashire on Saturday 18th June 2016 to raise funds for the housing charity Restore.

Talking in Malton, Castle Howard, Easingwold, Boroughbridge, Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Grassington, Malham Tarn, Settle before arriving in Lancaster and finally Morecambe at 9.30pm.

Track them here:- http://live.opentracking.co.uk/restoreyork16/

 

Chase the Sun 3 runners

Gary, Jonny and Ed training to Chase the Sun

Among the runners are some of our tenants who until recently were homeless until they were offered a home by Restore. To sponsor them click here  [Read more…]

Chase the Sun from East to West

sunshotA dream or an impossible challenge? We’re not asking you to pack up your job to move to some exotic hotspot, but simply to join in a run across the country on one of the longest days of the year. From sunrise in Bridlington to sunset in Morecambe as past of a relay. Run as far as you are able.

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Team Sixteen

Staff Team 2016

L to R – Ed, Anne, Al, Becki, Jonny

We start the new year with a new team. Ed Hambleton has returned from his sabbatical to be the Senior Housing Manager. Jonny Wooldridge has just been appointed as Development Officer. Anne and Al are our Housing Project Workers and Becki looks after administration. [Read more…]

Funding Awards

Big Lottery Fund logo Our tenants are benefitting from several generous awards recently received by Restore. The largest is from the Big Lottery Fund under the Awards for All scheme which will allow us to provide computers, laundry equipment, bikes and trips out, over and above our normal funding.

Other recent grants have come from York Common Good Trust, Albert Hunt Trust, and the Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Charitable Trust. This is in addition to the regular giving of our supporters who help to keep our service afloat.

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Job Vacancy: Development Officer

jobvacancyRestore is looking to engage an experienced Development Officer to advance it’s work housing people in York who are homeless.

The person we are hoping to engage will apply for grants and donations, broaden our contacts with businesses, churches and Christian groups in the city, organise fundraising events, and develop and grow our team of volunteers.

This a new post and as such is initially offered as a one year appointment, although our aim is to make it a permanent post following a review, if funding allows. Salary is expected be around £20,000 pa dependent on skills and experience. [Read more…]

Deano Marathon update

On the home run

On the home run

It may have taken me just over 6 hours to get round the course, but it was worth every step knowing that so many people had so generously supported the work that we do at Restore.   There were points, especially around mile 21 where I wasn’t sure I’d manage it but seeing family and friends around the course and being aware that so many people were praying for me was a real boost. Thanks to everyone who listened to me grumbling all year about my training runs and sore legs and to all the folks who came out to wave and cheer on the day.
So if you haven’t sponsored Becki yet – it’s not too late. Click here

What takes you 5 minutes and 3hrs 43mins for Daniel?

imageIt’s time to rest and load the carbs for Daniel – one of our runners in the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday. It’ll only take you five minutes to sponsor him – finishing the race will take Daniel a little longer, but he hopes it’ll not be too long. He has a fast time in his sights
Training has gone well thanks. Feeling confident that I am
a) going to get round and
b) going to do it in a good time.
My aim, based on the pace of my longest training run, is a rather precise 3 hours 43. That’s what I am going for, but anything under 4 hours will be… Satisfactory. Heh!
Taking it easy this week, carb loading, hoping to get as much latent energy as I can in me.
Daniel Forshaw

Back Deano in the Marathon this Sunday

Dean competes York Half Marathon

Deano and brother finish York Half Marathon

The final countdown is on. The last few days at the end of a year of training for the Yorkshire Marathon. I’ve managed the Leeds Half Marathon and a couple of weeks ago in glorious sunshine I shaved a half hour off my time at the Vale of York Half.

My calves hurt, my hamstrings hurt and I feel slightly queasy every time I think about standing on the start line – and when I think about the other 26 miles for that matter. My training hasn’t always gone according to my best laid plans, but the support and sponsorship from friends, family and my church is a massive incentive to keep going. If you would like to add your support – do visit the charity choice fundraising page
and please do come out and wave and cheer on the day. I’ll be the one in the bright yellow top! Becki Dean

See also:-

Sponsor Deano in the Yorkshire Marathon

Two Marathons for Restore

What takes you 5 minutes … ?