Entries by The Island York

Make A Difference this Christmas

The festive season can be a difficult time for the children who use our services here at The Island. During November and December, we offer extra support to those who really need it in order to help them get through the Christmas period. Support that we offer, include: Additional Mentoring Sessions: offering children who struggle […]

The Island and Make It York presents ChoirFest

A collaborative project between The Island and Make It York, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be hosting a ChoirFest outside the Mansion House on St. Helen’s Square on Saturday 8 December, 12noon – 4pm. Bringing together four of York’s finest choirs, the event will showcase a wide range of Christmas and popular music tunes […]

The Concert Series with the Lord Mayor of York

We are over the moon to be working with the Lord Mayor of York, York Blind and Partially Sighted Society and York Music Hub to bring you an evening of music at the York Mansion House. The event, which will take place on Thursday 15 November, 7pm-8.30pm will showcase the work of St. Peter’s School […]

The Co-op Payout Celebration Day with The Island

We’re thrilled and grateful to have been chosen as a cause which the Co-op supported this year. Their support has enabled us to continue to offer mentoring services to children and young people in York which have proven to enhance their mental, emotional and social wellbeing. On Saturday 24 November, our children’s charity will be […]

The Island Charity at Sainsbury’s Monks Cross, York

We’re delighted to announce that our charity is going to be at Sainsbury’s (Monks Cross, York) on Saturday 22 September. During our time at the supermarket, we’ll be sharing information about what we do to help enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young people living in York; hosting a fabulous tombola; as well as […]

The Lord Mayor of York’s Charity Events

In May, it was announced that The Island York had been chosen as one of the Lord Mayor of York’s charities of the year. We are over the moon to have been selected and we’re enjoying being part of their fundraising activities. The Lord Mayor and his team are aiming to raise £75,000 which will […]

Volunteer Mentor Recruitment at The Island York

We’re currently performing a volunteer mentor drive here at The Island York. Supporting vulnerable York children by providing them with a range of mentoring services, the mentors work with the service-users to help raise their mental, emotional and social wellbeing. We need more volunteers to come forward to help us so that we can reduce […]

Music at the Shambles Market

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be hosting a music event at the Shambles Market every Sunday from 11am-4pm throughout June. Come and join us for four days of amazing music performed by some of the finest musicians from across Yorkshire. The event is free entry, family-friendly and everyone is welcome. During the events we’ll […]

Gym Classes for Children at Swift Fitness York

We’re delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Swift Fitness in York to provide weekly gym sessions for the children who use our services. Fitness is key to help children and young people take positive steps forward. Participating in physical activity has proven to enhance confidence, self-esteem and mood, which has also transferred […]

Lord Mayor of York chooses The Island as one of his Charities

Councillor Keith Orrell, who will become the new Lord Mayor of York on Thursday 24 May has announced which charities he will support during his year in office. We are thrilled that one of his chosen charities is The Island! Commenting on his choice, Cllr Orrell said: “The Lady Mayoress Elect, Sheriff Elect, Verna Campbell, […]