Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2014

Charities & Community groups represented at the 2018 festival

The following Charities & Community groups are represented at the 2018 Otley Christmas Tree Festival:

  1. Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme - provides both weekend residential breaks and play schemes for children aged between 5 and 19 years of age who have additional needs since 1988
  2. Inner Wheel Club of Aireborough - an all female organization, to promote true friendship, to encourage the ideals of personal service, to foster International understanding
  3. Rotary Club of Otley lunchtime meetings at Westbourne House
  4. Pink Events - established 10 years ago, a small Charity consisting of 6 volunteer trustees most of whom are family members who raise money mainly for the Leeds Breast Care Unit at St James Hospital and Cancer Research UK
  5. Yorkshire Animal Shelter - small rescue and rehoming charity based in the North of Leeds, run entirely by volunteers and relying solely on public donations to continue our work
  6. Otley Parish Church Local to Global Group serving Caring For Life and Kisigi Hospital, Uganda
  7. Macmillan Cancer Support - the nurses helping you through treatment, the volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things, the fundraisers who make it all possible, the community supporting you online, any time
  8. Otley Walking Festival - supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Nine day festival of various guided walks around Otley and Wharfedale held annually in June/July
  9. Royal British Legion Otley Branch - provides welfare to the whole Armed Forces family, serving, ex-service and their dependants, custodian of Remembrance and promoter of the national Poppy Appeal
  10. Hope Pastures Horse and Donkey Sanctuary - rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses, ponies and donkeys and also provides the opportunity for people to meet the animals and learn about them and how to look after them
  11. Otley Food Bank - a partnership between 'Churches Together in Otley' and the wider community. We help people in crisis situations from Otley and surrounding areas such as Pool, Farnley, Menston and Guiseley
  12. Askwith with Weston W.I - part of the largest voluntary women's organization in the UK, meet at Askwith Village Hall on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members always welcome
  13. Marie Curie Helper Service whether dementia, cancer, motor neurone disease, heart failure, Parkinson's disease or any other illness, here for you and your family to help you cope after a terminal diagnosis
  14. Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Leeds & Surrounding Area formed 2015 to provide a welcoming, supportive and informative environment for those affected by pulmonary fibrosis, meets last Thursday of alternate months at Stanningley RLFC, Leeds.
  15. Friends of Otley Lido - campaign to re-instate the outdoor swimming pool facilities at Wharfemeadows Park
  16. Otley Knitters & Chrocheters - social knitting group supporting charities Stitchlinks and Knit for Peace
  17. All Saints Parish Church - prayer tree. Please feel free to write your personal thoughts and place them on this most special tree, no donation necessary
  18. Otley Parish Scouts - based at Burras Lane scout hut, over 90 young people in beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers
  19. Martin House Children's Hospice - supporting life limited children and their families opened by the Duchess of Kent in 1987 near Boston Spa
  20. British Heart Foundation Otley - the BHF's vision is a world without heart and circulatory diseases. We fund research to keep hearts beating and blood flowing. Shop in Kirkgate/Market Place
  21. Joanna Project - The Bridge Church - Joanna, Leeds charity works with vulnerable women (and their children) who for various reasons, have been driven or forced into being involved in prostitution
  22. Friends of Chevin Forest Park - a group of volunteers who care about Chevin Forest Park (known locally as The Chevin) and work in partnership with Leeds City Council's Parks & Countryside service, which owns and manages the land
  23. Chevin Socialites "Hug on a Tray" - provide free drinks and snacks to all the patients, including outpatients, and visitors to haematology, Bexley Wing, St James
  24. Otley Parish Church Beer Festival - initially formed in 1997 to raise funds for the church window restoration. Since 2002 has raised 91,300 for the Parish Church and for local charities
  25. Otley Action for Older People - community organisation run by and for the older population of Otley and surrounding districts
  26. Otley & Dales Riding For the Disabled - established 1987, providing disabled people with the opportunity to ride to benefit their health and well being
  27. Wheatfields Hospice Sue Ryder - provides specialist palliative care service; improving the quality of life for those living with, or affected by, a serious illness
  28. Yorkshire Cancer Research - helps people in and around Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer
  29. Chevin Handbell Ringers - local group promoting hand bell ringing for all
  30. PDSA Charity Shop - founded in 1917, the UK's leading veterinary charity. Operating through a UK-wide network of 48 Pet Hospitals and 380 Pet Practices PDSA provides free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership
  31. Yorkshire Children's Hospitals Christmas Gift Appeal - collects and delivers gifts for babies, children and teenagers having to spend their Christmas in hospitals and hospices
  32. Parkinsons UK, Leeds & District - on a mission to change attitudes, support one another and find a cure, together bringing forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's
  33. Otley Parish Church Bells Maintenance Fund - raising funds for the Otley Parish bells refurbishment
  34. Guide Dogs: Otley & Aireborough Branch nationally responsible for around 8,000 guide dogs
  35. Otley Town Mayor's Charity 2018 - during her one year term the Otley Town Mayor, Cllr Mary Vickers has has nominated her chosen charities as Behind Closed Doors and Otley Parish Church Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
  36. Otley Lions - provides assistance to individuals in need throughout our area and local, national and international charities. Bookshop on Mercury Row
  37. Otley Carnival - held on the 3rd Saturday in June, a fun day out for all, especially for children, and to raise money for local charities
  38. Otley In Bloom - working voluntarily in Otley since 2001 to improve the public green spaces and floral displays around the town
  39. Cats Protection since 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helping around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through a network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 centres,. Shop in Market Street
  40. Hang On To A Dream - Otley based charity providing a last holiday, trip or activity for seriously ill and terminally ill children
  41. Inner Wheel Club of Otley Chevin an all female organization, to promote true friendship, to encourage the ideals of personal service, to foster International understanding
  42. Otley Women's Institute - part of the largest voluntary women's organization in the UK, meets every second Wednesday of the month at Cross Green Community Centre