Local Events

                “The Scarecrow Trail 2020”

A great success and a big thank you to Costcutter, Yeadons and Martin House who sold 847 trail maps raising £1,694-00, to the Parish Council for paying for the cost of printing the Trail Maps, to FDB Design for their support, and last but not least, to local prize sponsors.

“Saturday 12th September”

Scale the Yorkshire Three Peaks for Martin House

Walkers are being encouraged to sign up to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise cash for Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People.  The event, which had been due to take place in June, has been postponed to Saturday 12th September, due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Nikki Denton, events manager at Martin House, said: “The Yorkshire Three Peaks is the only event in the Martin House calendar that is still able to go ahead this year, so its success is more crucial than ever.  “We have worked hard to ensure that we can hold the event safely, following the latest government guidelines, and we hope that people will join us to enjoy some of the most magnificent countryside and challenging walks Yorkshire has to offer.” Martin House’s Yorkshire Three Peaks is in its third year, and gives walkers the chance to tackle Whernside, Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough in one day – covering 24 miles in 10 to 12 hours. This year, Martin House is also offering a Yorkshire One Peak challenge – a four-hour trek up Pen-y-ghent.  

Both walks are self-led, but Martin House is working with Kuta Outdoors, who will provide instructions and guides on the route, as well as offering training tips in the run up to the event.  It costs £35 to register for the Three Peaks walk, with walkers asked to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship, while the One Peak costs £20 to register, with a fundraising target of at least £50.  All the money raised will go to support Martin House, which cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across West, North and East Yorkshire, including respite care, emergency care and end of life care, as well as bereavement support.  Nikki added: “We need to raise nearly 90 per cent of the £9 million it costs to run Martin House each year, and the pandemic has hit our fundraising hard.   “We hope people will join us to support families from their communities who need the support of Martin House through the pandemic, and beyond.”  More details about the Yorkshire Three Peaks and One Peak challenges are available at www.martinhouse.org.uk/yorkshirethreepeaks or by emailing events@martinhouse.org.uk.

Martin House has been providing family-led care and support for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions for more than 30 years (life-limiting means the child or young person is not expected to live beyond young adulthood).  Every year we support over 420 children and young people, and their families plus more than 150 bereaved families across West, North and East Yorkshire, both at our hospice and in families’ own homes.  The hospice, in Boston Spa, has nine bedrooms in Martin House, and six in Whitby Lodge, which cares for teenagers and young people.  Our services include respite stays, symptom control, emergency care, community care and end of life care.  Bereavement support is offered to families, often for two to three years after their child’s death. We also offer bereavement support to families whose child had a life-limiting condition but did not have the opportunity to use the hospice or following a sudden death.  Martin House hosts one of only three specialist training places in the UK for consultants in paediatric palliative medicine, alongside placements in London (Great Ormond Street Hospital) and Cardiff.  There is no cost to any of the families using our services.  It costs in excess of £9 million a year to provide this care, the majority of which comes from voluntary donations and fundraising.


This event has now been


(for this year only)

The New Date to put into your Diary

Saturday 19th June 2021