Chase the Sun – Athletes and Cyclists Head West

On a long summer day this June teams of runners and cyclists will line up on the East Coast at sunrise to raise funds for Restore. Their mission is to reach the west coast before sunset. It’s time to Chase the Sun across 200km of Yorkshire and Lancashire from Bridlington to Morecambe before sunset.

Each competitor aims to raise at least £500 for Restore by attracting sponsors for their marathon effort.

Restore has to raise £8 for each night someone stays in one of our rooms. So for every thousand pounds raised, 125 nights of shelter and support are funded. How many rooms could you donate by supporting one of our runners or cyclists?

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Chase the Sun – the data

Distance 140 miles or 200km
Date: Saturday 15th June 2019
Hours of daylight: 17
Sunrise in Bridlington: 4.30am
Sunset in Morecambe: 9.45pm
Route: East to west via Malton, Easingwold, Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge, Settle, Lune Valley.

The big question is: Will they make it before the sun goes down over the western horizon?

Ten 10k runs for Restore

Hannah with her friend Jane at the end of the Sheffield 10k

A runner from York has raised £1,300 to help beat homelessness in the city by running 100 kilometres for charity.
Hannah Titmas from Holgate completed ten 10km runs in ten months in aid of Restore, which provides homes to people in York who would otherwise be homeless.
Hannah said: “I was chatting with a friend around Christmas 2017 and we wanted to do something in 2018 that would challenge us. We came up with the idea of doing ten 10k runs and decided that we could also raise money for a good cause. I knew about Restore through friends and my church, St Paul’s, so I decided to raise funds for them.
“My initial target was £500 but I had reached that before the second run, so upped the target to £1,000 and in the end we raised a bit more than that.
“All of the runs were proper organised events. We did one in Sheffield and one in Hull but most of them were in or around York.”
Barrie Stephenson, chair of Restore, said: “What Hannah has done is absolutely fantastic and will help us to one day realise our vision of a York where everybody has a home, where those who have been homeless before are rebuilding their lives and where the city works together to beat the underlying causes of homelessness. We are hugely grateful to Hannah and everyone who sponsored her.”
Restore was founded in 2010 and provides homes to people who have been homeless and who would otherwise remain so. It has eight properties in York and 31 tenants and has helped around 120 people in the past nine years. 

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…]

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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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.

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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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 Feb 2016

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It’s our big fundraiser

Cakes, drinks, brick a brac and books on sale at St Crux Church Hall in the centre of York. We’ll be there all day on Tues 28th April raising funds for the ongoing work of Restore. Do pop in and say hello, enjoy some home made cake and browse through theSt Crux Church Hall books.

Situated just behind M&S at the end of The Shambles it’s right on your doorstep when you’re out shopping or sightseeing in York.

Looking forward to seeing you there to support the work we do to provide homes for homeless people.