Saint Michael’s Care for a Cuppa

Pop the kettle on and bring out the biscuits! This June, Saint Michael’s Hospice is inviting you, our community, to host a Care for a Cuppa event to raise vital funds for your local hospice.

Taking part is a piece of cake; invite your friends, family, work colleagues or members of your local community together to socialise over a cuppa and cake, ask for donations for their refreshments – and you’ll be helping patients and families in the Harrogate District access the expert care and support they need from Saint Michael’s.

Whether you organise a laid-back coffee morning with biscuits or a classy afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones, your event will help local people when they need it most.

We’ve even created a free pack to help your event go smoothly – with posters, invites, bunting and even a special biscuit recipe from the catering team at Saint Michael’s.
To register and receive your Care for a Cuppa pack, go to or Email: supportercare

Newcastle United Foundation soccer school comes to Boroughbridge this summer

Newcastle United comes to Boroughbridge this summer when the Premier league club’s charity arm stages a one-day summer soccer school in partnership with Boroughbridge Juniors FC.

The event is open to girls and boys of all abilities aged five to 14, regardless if they play or train at Boroughbridge JFC and takes place 9.30am to 3.30pm on Tuesday 13 August, 2019. The cost is £20 per player. The venue for the school is Boroughbridge AFC on Aldborough Road in the town.

All Newcastle United Foundation coaches have a minimum UEFA B Licence and group lead coaches are minimum FA Level 2 trained.

Chris Fahy, Boroughbridge Juniors chairman said: “This event is a first for the junior club and we are delighted that Newcastle United Foundation has agreed to run one of their popular summer soccer schools in the town.

“The day will be great for getting kids away from screens over the summer and help them learn new skills, have fun, make new friends and create memories – plus get expert football coaching from a top premier league outfit.”

To book your child’s place on the course please search for Newcastle United Summer Soccer School or visit or call 0191 201 8451.

Further information is available on the Boroughbridge Juniors website


This May, a local charity is set to welcome shoppers at a brand new retail destination in the historic town of Boroughbridge.

Saint Michael’s, the local hospice care charity supporting families affected by terminal illness and bereavement across the district, is set to add to its existing 11 community shops with its very first Boroughbridge store, which opens its doors on
Thursday May 16.

The shop, located at 38 High Street, Boroughbridge, promises to be a bright, welcoming space, showcasing the high-quality preloved items Saint Michael’s stores have become well-known for across the district.

The new premises will stock nearly-new high street, vintage and designer label clothing, along with a variety of shoes and accessories, as well as antiques, homeware, toys, and books.

Tony Collins, chief executive of Saint Michael’s, said: “We’re excited to offer shoppers of Boroughbridge a rewarding retail experience, where every penny and pound spent will be put to use locally, helping us to offer vital care to families right
here in our community.  “Saint Michael’s stores are not only known for their high-quality, preloved items, welcoming environments and friendly volunteers and staff, but raise an amazing £1million each year to help the charity provide vital care.

“As our services grow and reach out to more people in their own homes at the end of their lives, we can only continue to care thanks to the support of our community.”

The store is looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to join the team, and Saint Michael’s is keen to hear from anyone interested in finding out more. To discover Saint Michael’s 12 shops across the district, or find out more about volunteering with the charity, visit

Champions! League success for Boroughbridge junior team

Boroughbridge Juniors Under 13s are presented with the district league trophy by Boroughbridge Mayor Cllr Geoff Haldenby

The under 13s team at Boroughbridge Juniors Football Club have finished the season in style by not only winning their league, but also reaching the final of the Harrogate and District league cup.
The team secured the title with some games remaining in the Harrogate and District Junior League and secured a place in the under 13A league cup with a semi-final win. They face Pannal Ash under 13s in the final in Leeds on Sunday 5 May.

The team celebrated their league title success at an event organised by the parents. Performing the presentation duties was Boroughbridge Mayor Cllr Geoff Haldenby who congratulated the players, coaches and parents for not only for bringing sporting success to the town, but for ensuring young people get access to sports and competitive football.

Cllr Haldenby said: “It is great to play in a team and form long-lasting friendships with your teammates. I encourage the players to keep playing the game and keep going into their adulthood.”
Boroughbridge Juniors FC chairman, Chris Fahy said: “The team has achieved an outstanding performance, showing commitment and skill in every match this season. He added: “A lot goes into running a successful team – both on the pitch and behind the scenes. The players have to work hard and train well, but they can only do that with good coaching and strong support from their parents. They are the ones who pick them up when they lose and keep their feet on the ground when they win. As a club we are blessed with great support from the parents and the local community, including our senior club Boroughbridge FC, as well as ensuring our players receive FA standard coaching in a safe and supportive environment.”

The successful team is now on the look-out for a new coach to steer them through the league next season at under 14. The club will fund training and provide support at every stage to allow a new coach to get up and running when the new season starts in September. Contact Chris Fahy at 07764 775130.

Horticouture Demonstration

Horticouture events flower stylist will give a demonstration of their techniques on behalf of Marie Curie End of Life Care, 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 25th May 2019, in The Coronation Hall. Tickets £10 on door or from Horticouture, Horsefair, Boroughbridge.

All Aboard! Nun Monkton ferryboat relaunches

All Aboard! Nun Monkton Ferryboat sets sail for new shores.
The Nun Monkton ferryboat, a not-for-profit community enterprise based in rural North Yorkshire set sail once again on Saturday 6th April.

Launched in September 2017 for the first time in 65 years, the ferryboat reopened the historic crossing of the River Ouse between the village of Nun Monkton and Beningbrough Hall. Following a successful 2018, which welcomed 2267 passengers and countless dogs, the ferryboat is delighted to be able to embark upon the second leg of the journey for 2019, navigating the River Nidd to land on the shores of Moor
Monkton as well.

“We’re really excited to be able to open up even more of the picturesque local countryside to our visitors, and make Nun Monkton and Beningbrough more accessible for our Moor Monkton neighbours,” says Kate Harpin, who funded the launch of the ferryboat with her husband Richard. “Apparently many years ago there used to be a bridge linking Nun Monkton and Moor Monkton, so a ferry crossing is the next best thing!”

The village of Nun Monkton is an idyllic North Yorkshire no-through-road village which terminates at the confluence of the Rivers Nidd & Ouse. A ferry was first recorded at this point across the Ouse in 1174, when William and Ivetta des Arches
founded a priory of Benedictine nuns and in recent times a small passenger ferry was in operation until 1952. Not only does the village boast a magnificent 12th century
church with William Morris stained glass window, but it is very proud of its award-winning pub The Alice Hawthorn, which serves great pub classics and modern British food (NB: booking is advisable especially at weekends).
Weather permitting, the ferryboat will run from Saturday 6th April every Saturday,
Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of October 2019 from 11am – 4pm. A small charge of £2 per adult and £1 per child each way will be made to cover running
costs, with dogs and bicycles* being transported for free.

*NB: Please note that bicycles are only allowed on the crossing between Nun Monkton and Moor Monkton and cannot disembark at Beningbrough.

Springfield Garth Easter Coffee Morning

Springfield Garth are holding their Easter Coffee Morning on Saturday 20th April from 10:30 am. At Springfield Garth, York Road, Boroughbridge, YO51 9EW. There will be a raffle, the ever popular cake stall, and cream teas. All proceeds from the morning will go to the residents’ amenity fund.

A Spring Serenade

A concert will be given on Saturday 30th March 2019, 7.30pm, at St James’ Church, Boroughbridge. Performing will be Carey Williams (Baritone, Piano, Organ), David Bellwood (Violin, Viola, Piano) and their Guest Musicians.

This informal evening will include a wide selection of Classical and Light Music. Admission £7.50 on the door, Refreshments available.

Boroughbridge and District Antiques Society

Boroughbridge and District Antiques Society are holding their open meeting on Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7.30pm in The Coronation Hall.

Will Farmer, of the BBC Antiques Roadshow, will speak on ‘Festival of Britain’. Looking at the event, and how its designs changed the face of Britain in post-war years.

Admission is £12, and there will be a buffet supper, including glass of wine. Tickets are available from Sue Hufton 01423 340836 or from Issima, 6 High Street, Boroughbridge.

Jigsaw Club

Jigsaw Club meets in the Jubilee Room above Boroughbridge Library on the first and third Thursdays each month from 2 to 4pm. Come and join us for a cuppa whilst doing a jigsaw. We have many jigsaws which can be completed in a session and the facility to store part finished jigsaws. £1 per session. Contact 01423 341982.  Next sessions will be on February 7th and 21st, and on March 7th and 21st.