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Call for time capsule ideas for The Old Fire Station

Call for time capsule ideas for The Old Fire Station

A local property company is calling for ideas from York school children for a time capsule to be buried under The Old Fire Station development on Clifford Street.

Helmsley Group, which is based at Monks Cross, is currently developing the site to create luxury apartments and homes, which will go on sale this November.

Director Max Reeves says: “Every ten years or so we bury a time capsule in one of our schemes, so that people in the future will know what was happening and what was important at a certain date and time in York. We’re inviting entries from local school children in the form of posters and ideas for what they’d like York to be remembered for today.”

“We’ll draw the winner on 9th November 2018, so we can add it to 2018’s time capsule at The Old Fire Station.” 

To enter, please draw or paint your idea and share a picture of it on Twitter and/or LinkedIn by using #firestationcomp and @helmsleygroup, or you can post to Candice Robertshaw, Colenso House, Monks Cross Drive, York YO32 9GZ or email on candice-robertshaw@helmsley.co.uk

COLENSO TAKES ON NEW FACILITIES COORDINATOR

COLENSO TAKES ON NEW FACILITIES COORDINATOR

Property Consultancy firm Colenso has appointed Lucy Middleton as Facilities Coordinator.
Lucy will be assisting Colenso’s property management team on its sister company, Helmsley Group’s, portfolio.
Charles Harrison from Colenso says: “Lucy’s appointment this Summer signifies a busy time for growth at Colenso.
We’re looking forward to her success within the business.”
Helmsley and Colenso staff complete 3 peaks challenge for children’s charity

Helmsley and Colenso staff complete 3 peaks challenge for children’s charity

Staff from Helmsley Group scaled the Yorkshire three peaks in under 10 hours to raise money for a charity that funds research for a rare form of child epilepsy.
Staff, friends and family set off on the challenge in August.
The 20 hopefuls aimed to raise over £5,000 for Dravet Syndrome UK, which funds medical research and raises awareness to help families of children with this rare and devastating form of epilepsy. The team covered 24 miles and 5200ft of ascents and is still looking for further donations to help them reach their target.
Ed Harrowsmith from Helmsley Group and godparent of a child diagnosed with the disease, says: “Both my friends and my godson are extremely positive and inspire me and everyone in their lives, despite this life changing diagnosis.”
“We did the challenge to raise awareness of the disease and also to help support the charity in funding much needed research and would be grateful for any donations that can help us reach our target.” Charles Harrison from Colenso adds: “It was a massive challenge and I think I underestimated it; it certainly pushed us to our limits. Any help readers can give this incredible cause is appreciated.”
For more information and to donate please go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helmsley-group
VIP ladies’ day marks end of Shakespeare season

VIP ladies’ day marks end of Shakespeare season

Twelve lucky ladies were treated to afternoon tea followed by a showing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.
Helmsley Group has taken part in a full Summer of sponsorship events at Europe’s first ever pop up of this iconic theatre space.
Over 78,000 visitors enjoyed the unique attraction, with a cast performing some of Shakespeare’s greatest works over 50 times.
Candice Robertshaw from Helmsley Group comments: “To mark the end of this unique outdoor theatre, we treated 12 ladies to afternoon tea at The Grand, York’s only five star hotel, followed by a special afternoon
showing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
She adds: “As a main sponsor, we’ve been able to involve our clients in competitions and special events throughout the Summer season. The ladies’ day was a big hit, with The Grand and Shakespeare’s Rose looking after us all on a beautiful summer afternoon. We even got a backstage tour and all the ladies enjoyed meeting each other in such a unique place.”
For further information on Helmsley Group’s partnership with The Grand, York’s only five star hotel, please contact Candice on candice-robertshaw@helmsley.co.uk 01904 682800
HELMSLEY BUYS ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ HARROGATE APARTMENTS

HELMSLEY BUYS ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ HARROGATE APARTMENTS

Helmsley Group, on behalf of a syndicate of its clients, has acquired The Osborne, a development of apartments on Harrogate’s South Park Road to renovate and sell individually.
Harrogate is one corner of Yorkshire’s ‘golden triangle’, with York, Leeds and Wetherby being included.
Max Reeves, Director at Helmsley Group says: “We’ve bought The Osborne apartment scheme to update the current properties and sell them individually next year.” He adds: “Harrogate is well known as being one of the North’s most desirable places to live and these apartments are close to both The Stray and the town centre. They also have off road parking and we foresee strong interest when they’re launched to the market.”
For further enquiries please contact Max on maxreeves@helmsley.co.uk | 01904 682800

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