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Harrogate charity offers extra day of care for leap year

Harrogate charity offers extra day of care for leap year

Published by May Norman at 6:55am 20th February 2020. (Updated at 10:37am 25th February 2020)

Leap year celebrated with an extra day of care

  • Harrogate Neighbours rolls out Extra Day of Care scheme on February 29th 
  • 29 free hot meals to be delivered to the elderly in Harrogate, to mark leap year. 
  • Food Angels deliver food to elderly people around the Stray FM area.  

Harrogate Neighbours is calling on local businesses and people to offer an extra pair of hands to help deliver 29 freshly-prepared meals as part of its Extra Day of Care initiative. 

The not-for-profit organisation provides care and support to the elderly 24/7, 365 days a year, which means February 29th is no exception.

Despite falling on a Saturday, the dedicated team responsible for the success of the award-winning Harrogate & Ripon Food Angels scheme will prepare 29 home-cooked meals to be delivered free of charge in time for lunch to 29 of its longest-standing customers. 

The organisation is calling on local businesses and people to join the team to deliver the meals on Saturday 29th February at 12pm from The Cuttings, HD2 7DZ. 

 Gill Thrush - Harrogate Food Angels - Volunteer of the year nominee
Gill Thrush from Harrogate Food Angels

Speaking on behalf of Harrogate Neighbours, CEO of Harrogate Neighbours, Sue Cawthray said:

“The care sector is one of the few industries which never switches off, no matter what. We have a responsibility as care professionals to support those who require our services to survive. Shining a light on an Extra Dy of Care is a great way raise awareness of the fantastic support we receive locally from volunteers and our staff and we’re looking forward to joining together on the 29th February to roll out this initiative.

“We hope local people and businesses will join us on the day as it’s so important to acknowledge those who require care and the services we provide all year round.”

To find out more about the Extra Day of Care, or to volunteer your time on the day, visit the website.

To help support Harrogate Neighbours through volunteering, donating, fundraising, sponsoring an event or to join the team please visit the website or call 01423 888777.