Christmas

Children with cancer in Yorkshire enjoy some magical Christmas fun at the Candlelighters Christmas Party

The children’s cancer charity held its much-loved Christmas Party for the families it supports on Sunday 4th December in Bradford, with over 400 family members from across Yorkshire attending. For over 45 years, Candlelighters has supported families facing childhood cancer across Yorkshire by offering a range of practical, emotional and financial support services. Each year, Candlelighters holds a Christmas Party for the many families they support, providing an opportunity for these families to spend some much-needed time together, and have some fun and escapism from their day-to-day reality. This year’s Candlelighters Christmas Party took place on Sunday 4th December at Harrogate Informer …


Candlelit Christmas Remembrance at Stonefall Cemetery

Sunday 18th December, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) was pleased to host a Candlelit Christmas Remembrance at Stonefall Cemetery in Harrogate. The now-annual event was the inspiration of local mum Benji Walker who had seen images of CWGC cemeteries in Europe lit by candlelight. She said: The Candlelit Christmas Remembrance is a chance for the local community to gather to remember the sacrifice of the hundreds of CWGC casualties buried at Stonefall, many of them thousands of miles from home. I am delighted so many people attended to pay their respects today to mark the sacrifice of these brave Harrogate Informer …


“Save a life and call it in” – Christmas drink and drug drive campaign

“Save a life and call it in” is the plea to members of the public this Christmas. The York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership are asking people to call out anyone who is behind the wheel when under the influence of drink or drugs, by dialling 999. From 1 December 2022, North Yorkshire Police’s drink and drug drive campaign will see officers patrolling the county in marked and unmarked police vehicles in a bid to ensure that those who put their own lives and other road users lives at risk are caught and prosecuted. Police are also keen to Harrogate Informer …