Were we the first?

Can you help us? After our epic relay run Chasing the Sun from Bridlington to Morecambe, we’re left asking the question: “Where we the first to organise and successfully complete this course on foot?”

Runners and Support at the Yorkshire-Lancashire border

Runners and Support at the Yorkshire-Lancashire border

On one of the longest days of the year, June 18th, about 20 runners successfully raced the sun from the east coast to the west and won. They were doing it to raise funds for Restore. The run was the brainchild of our Development Officer, Jonny Wooldridge. He believed it could be done despite a number of detractors who said they’d done the maths and it just wasn’t possible. [Read more…]

We Raced the Sun and WON!

Chase Sun winnersRunners for Restore beat the sun to the west coast in their Chasing the Sun Challenge raising over a thousand pounds to provide homes for homeless people in York.

Leaving Bridlington beach just before 4.30am at sunrise, the first of 20 runners began a relay with the target of reaching the Lancashire Coast before the sun set over the Irish Sea 130 miles away.

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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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Newsletter April 2016

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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