Here you can read all about recent activities and events in Bugthorpe, contributions from the villagers, and keep track of the local news...

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By Amelie Conlon, aged 4
By Hazel Wells
By Sara Emery
By Katherine Robinson
By Tilly Curtis, aged 6

Photo and Picture Competition


Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, the pictures and photographs certainly demonstrated what a beautiful part of the world we live in.

We had some fantastic entries and would like to say a huge well done to you all for the effort you put in. Also a huge thank you to Ian Jones for being our guest judge.

The winners are:

A winter landscape - The church at night, by Sara Emery

The photo of lights - Lights with cat, by Katherine Robinson

Different/Unusual - The frosted roses, by Hazel Wells.

Children's drawings/photos - Joint winners - The perched robin, by Tilly Curtis, aged 6 & The sheep in snow, by Amelie Conlon, aged 4.

The winning pictures will be on display in the Post Office and prizes delivered. Well done everyone!

Bugthorpe Christmas Trees 2020

Memory Bauble Christmas Tree


It was quite sad to turn off the lights and take the Memory Baubles down from the Christmas Trees, the village has looked bright and festive bringing some hope and cheer in strange times.


Thank you to everyone who made such beautiful baubles and for sharing precious memories. Most of the baubles survived wind, rain and snow and can now be collected by their owners. They will be put on a table under the shelter at the village hall next Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th January, ready for collection. Any that are unclaimed will be left in the porch at 4 Stephenwath Lane for people to collect at their convenience

We raised £213 has been sent to St Leonard’s Hospice in York, a wonderful result!

Estate Office Ladies Charity Santa Run


On 18th December 2020 the ladies from the Estate Office in Bugthorpe took part in a charity Santa run to raise money for Dove House Hospice.

The run went really well and didn't they all look great!

They were joined by Santa's little helpers to collect money on the day, and also had a Just Giving page.

We would like to say a massive congratulations and well done to Sue, Sarah, Tracey Pam, Rebecca and Julie for the efforts you all put into this and for the donations you have collected.

Thanks to all your generosity on the day and on the Just Giving page they managed to raise just over £1,400, which I think we can all agree is an amazing result! This money will make big differences for the people supported by Dove House Hospice.

Bugthorpe Christmas Trees 2020
Bugthorpe Christmas Trees 2020

Memory Bauble Christmas Tree Light Up!


Did you come out to see the grand light up? Or have you seen them since?

If you haven't you should pop down for a peek as they are absolutely beautiful. 

100 of us created memory baubles, and so many of our loved and missed ones have been thought of this Christmas which brings such a warming feeling to our hearts.

Please feel welcome to go through the gate to take a closer look at everyone's efforts, as it would be a shame not to see them.

We are still playing around with the timings to get it perfect, but at the moment they are on between approximately 5.30pm and 9.30pm.

The next challenge - As we want to encapsulate these beautiful trees and memories we are hosting a festive photography challenge! Do you reckon you have got what it takes!

Click here for more information.

You have all helped us raise over £200 so far and this will be donated to St Leonard's Hospice in the new year. If you wish to make any further donations throughout the Christmas period a donations box can be found in the Bugthorpe Shop and Post Office.

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Bugthorpe's Harvest Collection

19/10/2020 - 23/10/2020

Bugthorpe's Harvest Collection was held between 19th and 23rd October and gave everyone the opportunity to donate food or money at the Bugthorpe Shop and Post Office.

This was to help raise money and collect food for Carecent in York. They are a breakfast centre for all homeless, unemployed and otherwise socially excluded members of our community

The event was organised by the website creators and so many of you showed your support that the results were just incredible!

Thank you to those who helped organise the collection, to Bob for letting us use the shop as a collection point and to Janet for delivering the food.

You can view the lovely thank you letter from Carecent to the left.

This event raised £85 and a LOT of food!

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The World's Biggest Coffee Morning


The World's Biggest Coffee Morning was held on Friday 25th September on Bugthorpe Village Green.

The event was organised by Lady Halifax and, despite the rainy weather, many people came out to enjoy the event.

There were stalls selling local produce and cake.

This event is held each year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thank you to those who helped organise and attended the event.

This event raised £1376!


Harrison's Stall


Harrison Vale has set up a stall piled with wonderful bits and pieces. First this was held outside his house and then he expanded to the treasure hunt!

Harrison sadly lost his mother to cancer and is undertaking various fundraising activities to mark her birthday.

Harrison is planning on more stall sales at the end of the drive at Corner Farm, Bugthorpe, on weekend afternoons (if the weather is nice!) so if you are passing make sure to see if he is there.

Harrison has now raised more than £300 for Cancer Research. What a great result!

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Bugthorpe's Treasure Hunt


Bugthorpe's Treasure Hunt was organised to help raise awareness for the new website, but also to help raise funds for the new village notice board!

The weather was fantastic, and plenty of people came out to join us. 10 families submitted their treasure hunt answers and over 20 children took part in our scavenger hunt.

The scores and prizes have been awarded and you can find this on the website here.

£122.74 was raised on the day, which is a fantastic result.

A big thank you to those who organised and attended the event.

We would also like to say a big thank you to Pasture Farm Produce, who kindly donated Yorvale ice creams, which we sold for donations.