2019-06-08 :: maggie // Events
Rain Stopped Play

Unfortunately – and not for the first time – our plan to play flat green bowls in the Ripon Spa Gardens was thwarted by the weather. However, Chris and Freda were kind enough to allow the four of us who did make it – Matthew, Rebekah, Ben and Emma – to make use of their […]

2019-06-08 :: maggie // Events
RAP Appeal for Volunteers

Please spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested – or consider volunteering yourself! Coming hard on the heels of our 25th anniversary, it would be a great shame if RAP were to fade away after all these years.

2019-05-29 :: maggie // Events
Margaret Cawthorne R.I.P.

We were very saddened by the loss of Margaret, our longest standing member and one of the most enthusiastic. Jerry prepared and read out a tribute, which is reproduced below. Margaret Cawthorne 1946 – 2019 I first met Margaret in February 2001 when I started volunteering with Ripon Activity Project, known as RAP. She started […]

Chairman Jerry and his lovely wife Carole were very honoured last October in winning a Volunteer Oscar for their charity work. As a result of that, they were nominated by the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire to attend a Royal Garden Party in Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 15th May. It was a very special day […]

2019-05-11 :: maggie // Events
RAP is 25!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO VIEW THEM FULL SIZE. Founded in 1994, RAP has just reached its Silver Anniversary and we celebrated in style this morning. The celebration cakes were made for us by Sue and there was plenty of other delicious food as well, savoury nibbles and a big coffee cake from Danielle. […]

2019-04-13 :: maggie // Events
Ten Pin Bowling

We all enjoyed our morning in Clifton Moor. Getting started is much easier now that shoes no longer need to be changed. Competition between members, carers and volunteers was fierce, but Louise emerged as the winner and was presented with the trophy by Jerry. Once her name has been added, it will be hers to […]

2019-01-12 :: maggie // Events
January 2019

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! Not all our regular volunteers were unable to join us today, but Jerry and Carole helped us to make 2019 calendars and hold a Boccia tournament, which Matthew won.