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Connecting with Ripon Together and THE LOCAL LOTTO

Connecting with Ripon Together and THE LOCAL LOTTO

It’s a busy summer with Ripon Together events and the launch of THE LOCAL LOTTO for the Harrogate District. HARCVS supports these two new initiatives which aim to strengthen local community connections.

Ripon Together was formed to improve the vitality and prosperity of the city, bringing residents and people from all sectors together to achieve positive change.

Members are holding a Summer Get Together on Thursday 12th July 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. at Ripon Town Hall (carefully chosen to avoid World Cup fixtures!)

Anyone who lives or works in and around the city, cares about its future and wants to make a positive difference is invited to go along. If you decide to become a Member, you can join at the event. Membership only costs £1!  By working together we can achieve wonderful things.

You can let the organisers know you are going along by visiting and searching for Ripon Together or emailing

The Get Together will be a chance to hear an update on the plans to celebrate Yorkshire Day in Ripon this year, on Wednesday 1st August. The day is a fantastic opportunity to showcase all Ripon has to offer and the city’s great community spirit. The Market Place will be filled with activities during the day and there will be an evening programme of entertainment.

Ripon Together is also supporting events and activities to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One. A Ripon Memories Coffee Morning is taking place at Ripon Library, on 9th July from 10.30am to 12pm, to collect information on soldiers who returned from the war, any family stories and photos with a view to putting together an exhibition in the library. For more information on this event please contact Claire Thompson at the library

During the last couple of weeks, we’ve been enjoying the lovely sunny weather out on the road as part of the team promoting THE LOCAL LOTTO for the Harrogate District to local good causes. HARCVS is a partner with Harrogate Borough Council and Two Ridings Community Foundation developing this project and it’s been good to see a really positive response for this new fun way for our vital local charities to raise funds.  

THE LOCAL LOTTO enables local people to support the good causes they care about the most. It's free for good causes to join and money raised will make an important contribution towards our local voluntary and community sector.  

There are no set up costs or admin fees for good causes, just a simple online form to set up your own lottery page to send to your supporters to buy tickets – and they have the chance to win up to £25,000!

Good causes in Harrogate District can sign up now.  THE LOCAL LOTTO tickets go on sale on 17th July and the first prize draw takes place on 8th September. Visit  which has a really good FAQ page to find out more.