St Crux, Pavement, York

St Crux | 18th June 2022

We had a great day on Saturday at St Crux in York! Our stalls outside were a great success and the weather was perfect with lots of people buying cakes and sandwiches from our cafe. We raised £902 in total and we would like to thank all the amazing volunteers that came to help us out!



Northern Energy Charity Golf Day | 10th June 2022

We are delighted and grateful to Northern Energy who organised their annual charity golf day for the benefit of Lollipop on 1oth June. They had a fantastic day and raised a whopping £10,000!

A huge thank you to everyone at Northern Energy for your amazing support! We will be holding a cheque presentation soon and will post the photos here.






Summer Fundraising! | June/July 2022

So Lollipop can continue to provide free activities to its members we need to concentrate on summer fundraisers in York during June and July and we need our supporter’s help!

Saturday 18th June we will be at St Crux serving food and refreshments all day with stalls outside the hall

Sunday 26th June is West Bank Park Fair 1-4pm

Sunday 3rd July is the Sleeper Market in New Earswick 10am – 2.30pm

Sunday 10th July we have a stall at the Dragon Boat Race 10am – 4pm

We need lots of volunteers to bake, staff stalls with Lollipop staff, transport stall items, help setting up and tidying away. All these fundraising events are family-friendly so you can help out for an hour or two whilst bringing the whole family along for some summer fun!

If you can help please email Anna:



Shouksmiths Donation | March 2022

We were surprised and delighted to receive a donation from Shouksmiths York last week! Shouksmiths donated £1,000 to Lollipop in 2021, and have now donated a further £2,000! This is amazing news and these funds will go towards providing awesome FREE activities for our members during the second half of the year. A huge thank you to Shouksmiths for recognising the work of Lollipop and for their continued support!


Digital music apps sessions made possible by generous donation | January 2022

Lollipop has received a £250 donation from a supporter to run digital music apps sessions for our members! The donation was received through a contact of our Ambassador Paul Whittaker and the sessions will be devised and delivered by Sean Chandler from the National Centre for Early Music I Can Play! team in the Autumn term of 2022. Exact dates are to be confirmed. They will be a short series of three online sessions held after school on Tuesdays.

We will keep you posted in the newsletter and in the Upcoming Activities page of the website. If you or your child/ren are members of Lollipop and are interested in the sessions please express your interest to Becky at


Asda Green Token Scheme | January 2022

We won the vote!

Lollipop was nominated to be part of the Asda Foundation Green Token Giving campaign for January and we are delighted to report that we won the vote! Thank you to all our amazing supporters who were there each week to vote online to keep us in the lead! Lollipop will receive a £500 donation and the second and third places each receive £200.


ASDA Foundation Green Tokens


Magic Little Grant! | December 2021

We are very happy and excited about receiving a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Neighbourhood Trust. Postcode Neighbourhood Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups. Our project received £500 to fund our activities for members in the first months of 2022! Our members have requested climbing, an escape room challenge and pizza making and swimming and we are in the process of planning all these events!

Melodie Park

Christmas Prize Draw Fundraising Total | December 2021

Our 2021 Prize Draw was a great success and raised £848.50!

In 2021 we decided to make tickets available both online via a GoFundMe page and with traditional paper tickets. We have some amazing ticket sellers among our supporters and they got to work throughout November and December to help us raise as much as possible.

Making tickets available online meant that supporters could easily forward the link to their family and friends and they could buy tickets without having to leave the house!

We also had a Name the Gnome  game at the Christmas Party which was good fun! The sisters who picked the winning name were overjoyed to take Grumpy home for Christmas! Thank you to Dunelm York for kindly donating Grumpy to Lollipop!

Many local businesses donated prizes and we are very grateful for their continued support.


Aviva Community Fund Update | December 2021

Aviva Community Fund Success!

We have had amazing success with our first ever Aviva Community Fund Project! We have not only met our initial target of £2,000 we have reached our stretch target of £5,000!

The first £2,000 will fund communication support at our events and activities over the next 12 months. The remaining £3,000 will fund activities for our early years group right the way up to our Youth group.

A massive thank you to everyone who pledged their support to our project from our amazing regular supporters to the Aviva employees who chose to pledge to our project!

Our Sponsors

Lollipop is primarily funded through The National Lottery Community Fund. We are also funded by BBC Children In Need with further support from many local and national organisations.