It is a well-known ‘fact’ that farmers never retire; there is always far too much to do to have that luxury. Many farmers we deal with are keen to pass the farm and business on to whichever member of the family is most willing, whilst keeping...
Throughout our 100 year history, we have consistently supported good causes and local clubs and initiatives. We see this as an integral part of who we are and what we stand for.
Here are just some of the charities and initiatives we currently support in practical or financial terms:
Alzheimer's Society www.alzheimers.org.uk
A national charity with a strong local presence leading the fight against dementia through research programmes and practical supportive care.
Dales Festival of Food and Drink www.dalesfestivaloffood.org
Vibrant festival held in Leyburn every June, drawing in food producers from across Swaledale, Wensleydale and the surrounding area.
Easingwold Town AFC www.easingwoldtownafc.com
Easingwold's local football club which has an active programme of fixtures and coaching sessions.
Headway York www.headway.org.uk
The local support group of Headway, the national charity representing those who are brain injured and those who support them.
Make It York www.makeityork.com
York's destination management company, tasked with promoting tourism (through Visit York and the city's programme of festivals) and inward business investment, including the Science City York initiative.
National Centre for Early Music www.ncem.co.uk
An internationally renowned centre of excellence which acts as the nerve centre for a whole range of musical and educational projects.
National Garden Scheme - Yorkshire www.ngs.org.uk
Tapping into the passion and interest of gardeners and garden lovers to raise money for good causes, through the opening of high quality private gardens.
Pocklington Lawn Tennis Club www.pocklingtontennis.com
Pocklington's highly successful and very active tennis club.
Pocklington RUFC pocklingtonrufc.rfu.club
Pocklington's long established and successful Rugby Union Football Club.
Rural Arts, Thirsk www.ruralarts.co.uk
A year round programme of arts workshops, live music and theatre productions hosted at The Courthouse in Thirsk and at various locations across North Yorkshire.
Spinal Injuries Association www.spinal.co.uk
Very active national charity supporting and representing the interests of those with spinal injuries.
St Leonard's Hospice www.stleonardshospice.org.uk
Highly regarded hospice providing palliative care at the hospice and in people's homes in York and the surrounding market towns and villages.
Thirsk & District Business Association www.thirsk4business.co.uk
Key local group that shares information about local businesses, networks, initiatives, funding and other relevant information in and around Thirsk.
Thirsk Racecourse www.thirskracecourse.net
In recognition of our expertise in horse racing law, we are leading sponsors at Thirsk Racecourse.
Wigginton Tennis Club www.wiggintontennisclub.co.uk
Long established and very active club serving Wigginton, Haxby and surrounding area.
Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club www.woodhousegrangecc.co.uk
Winners of four National Village Cup Finals, thriving cricket club between York and Pocklington.
York Against Cancer www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk
Promotes improvements in cancer care, education and research through local fund raising, collaboration and practical initiatives.
York Fashion Week www.yorkfashionweek.co.uk
Annual event attracting national and international interest and organised by Fashion City York on behalf of the city's independent retailers and national chains within the city.
York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce www.yorkchamber.co.uk
Leading business networking organisation and promoter of York and North Yorkshire as an attractive business location.
York Professionals www.york-professionals.co.uk
Promotes collaboration within the York professional community and raises the profile of York professionals within the wider business community.
York BID www.theyorkbid.com
An initiative, funded by businesses within York's historic core, to enhance the vitality and attractiveness of the city for residents and visitors.