2019-10-14 :: maggie // Events
2019 Talent Show and AGM

Due to a clash of activities for some this morning, the craft session was rather rushed. Fortunately, there was still enough time for mingling and refreshments. Phew! A nice cup of tea for the photographer!Thank you, David. Watch the birdie, ladies! Smile, everyone! Timing dictated that RAP’s Got Talent preceded the AGM this year and […]

2019-08-05 :: maggie // Events
Saint Wilfrid’s Day in Ripon

We never meet as a group in August, but it was good to see some of our members who attend Ripon Community Link/Ripon Walled Garden taking part in the Saint Wilfrid’s Day parade. Well done! You looked as though you were having a lot of fun.

2019-07-17 :: maggie // Events
2019 Summer Outing

The joint RAP/ARK outing took members, carers and volunteers for a ride on the Wensleydale Railway as far as Redmire and then on by coach to Hawes for a picnic lunch and visit to the Dales Museum. A questionnaire thoughtfully provided by Jerry gave added interest to the exhibits. Everyone appreciated a stop at the […]

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 […]