Lollipop has been part of the Co-op Local Community Fund for the past year
Between 23 October 2022 and 21 October 2023, Co-op Members could officially support Lollipop by buying selected Co-op branded products and services. We were officially linked to the York community of Co-op stores but members could raise money for us by shopping at any of their stores across the UK.
We were truly delighted to receive a WHOPPING £3018.91 from the scheme and would like to reiterate our HUGE THANKS to Co-op members and the Co-op Community Fund for supporting us and their local community.
Here’s Anna and Deb showing their appreciation at the Hull Road branch earlier this month 🙂
Tickets are now on sale for our fabulous festive prize draw and raffle! Once again, we have some fantastic prizes on offer and are immensely grateful to the participating organisations for their generous donations. Details of all the prizes you can win are listed below…
The easiest way to enter the prize draw is to visit our GoFundMe Prize Draw page. Tickets are £1 each. Simply donate to the page to buy entries into the draw. For example, donate £10 to buy 10 tickets. GoFundMe do not allow us to include all the information about the draw and prizes on our GoFundMe fundraising page, so all the details are further down this page!
Please put your name and contact details on the donation to ensure we know who to enter into the draw! We will only contact you using these details if you have won a prize. Help us to sell as many tickets as possible by sharing this link with your family and friends!
Paper tickets are available from Cheryl (email@example.com). Please email her to request tickets to be sent to you in the post. Tickets will also be available to buy at the Christmas party itself on 9th December.
Thank you to all the Yorkshire businesses who have kindly donated prizes this year to help raise vital funds for Lollipop!
A HUGE thank-you to Tesco and everyone who used their little blue tokens to vote for Lollipop in the Tesco Community Grants (now Stronger Starts) scheme. We are thrilled to have received the most votes meaning we get a WHOPPING £1500! Here’s some of the Lollipop team being presented with the all-important cheque at Tesco Clifton Moor!
A massive thank you to Emma Moore for choosing to raise money for Lollipop and The Island by running over 200 miles in the GB Ultras ‘Race across Scotland’ in August 2024.
We’re totally in awe of Emma’s strength and stamina and very grateful to her for taking part in this incredible challenge to help raise vital funds for us. We’ll be following her training progress and wishing her all the very best every step of the way!
It was a magical day with an absolutely amazing atmosphere and loads of support from the crowds. We even managed to win one of our heats and get our team photo in the York Press.
The Good Ship Lollipop completed its voyage in the summer, but sponsorship for the Dragon Boat Race stayed open until 1 September so we only recently received confirmation of how much money we raised (drum roll…) an AMAZING £2450.59, two thirds of which (£1,633.73)will come direct to Lollipop!
A special thank you to everyone who supported Lollipop, and helped the York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge 2023 raise a record £87,200 for over 35 local charities. Deb and Cheryl were very proud to attend the awards presentation evening at York Mansion House on Thursday 26 October to celebrate everyone’s achievements!
If you’d like to see more great pics of our team in action on the River Ouse, click here to visit our Facebook page.
Lollipop members Hannah Wray and Phoebe Rankin have set themselves a BSL challenge to raise funds for Lollipop! We are excited and proud that Hannah and Phoebe have thought to do something like this for Lollipop and we will update their story regularly, here and on our social media pages!
Hannah and Phoebe go to school together as well as attend Lollipop, and everything they have done is their own work. They have decided to set themselves the challenge of learning 250 signs between them in just 2 weeks! So far they have raised a brilliant £465, totally smashing their original £200 goal! Hannah’s mum, Helen, explained
“they chose you as the charity they wanted to support and wrote the blurb together during a play date. They then had a 90 mins face time call to organise what signs they would like to learn together. They have being doing this as a surprise for Miss Rose at school whose family are also members of Lollipop. She has worked with them to support a deaf awareness activity in school. Its so exciting. They are doing really well. We are signing every night to learn the next theme and topic! “
We love it when our members take on challenges and show us what amazing ideas and initiative they have! Well done Phoebe and Hannah, you have already far exceeded your target and your efforts mean a lot to everyone at Lollipop!
The famous York Dragon Boat Race is on Sunday 9th July and we have now officially entered the race with 35 other teams!
We need a team of 20 Lollipop supporters to paddle us to victory on the river, so if you’re interested keeping reading for all the details and how to book your spot on our team. There’s been a lot of interest so don’t delay!
Teams are made up of 20 people who take part in various races throughout the day, the first race is at 10am and the last at 4pm, with a grand prize-giving at the end of the day. There are no training or practice events before the day, everyone just turns up and gives it a go!
Our team name is Deafinitely Lollipop and we are open to ideas about whether our boat should have a theme. Lots of teams dress up in bright and funny matching outfits, or wear silly hats or wigs. Let us know your ideas!
Make sure you have read and understand the following and then email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org to register!
Ability to swim – Members of the team must be reasonably fit, able to swim at least 50 metres wearing a buoyancy aid.
Minimum age – The minimum age for this event is 16 years old.
Medical Restrictions – Each participant must be reasonably fit and must not be vastly overweight in relation to their height. If you are unsure whether you can take part, please seek advice from your doctor.
Sponsorship – Each team member needs to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.
You can send us donations in one easy click with the Donation Reminder. It finds donations when you shop as normal with over 7,000 brands. We’ve tried this out ourselves; it is really useful (and not annoying!)
You could raise BIG donations of up to £150 when you use easyfundraising to purchase insurance, your broadband & TV, upgrade your mobile phone or computer, or book your next trip.
Apple, Booking.com, MoneySupermarket, SKY TV & Broadband, Carphone Warehouse, Scottish Friendly and many more will donate to us for bigger purchases. It’s a great way to make your money stretch a little bit further and support Lollipop at no extra cost!
Here’s a short video about how it all works. For all the information and to sign up visit: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/panel/
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.
Lollipop (York & District)
Phone and text: 07537 863927