2020 Love Local Award Winners: Rainbow Award – Sponsored by DJ Mark Green
The Harrogate Mumbler Love Local Rainbow Award Winners
This final category was open to any business, group or individual, based in the Harrogate or Knaresborough area who doesn’t fit into any of the other categories but who deserves to be recognised.We asked you to tell us who they are & why they deserve a thank you.
If you have been mentioned here, we hope that it will be a lovely reminder for you in the future about how grateful the Harrogate & Knaresborough community are for everything that you do. If you are a winner & you would like to claim your certificate then please fill in this quick form here so that we know where to send it to!
If you know any of the nominees, please be sure to tell them they’ve been nominated! We want to spread this lovely news far & wide!
Evie, Kayti & Kate at Harrogate Mumbler
A special “Rainbow Award” thank you to the Harrogate Mumbler team. Evie, Kayti & Kate are the brilliant team working behind the scenes to keep Harrogate Mumbler running. They have worked from home throughout the lockdown, whilst juggling their own families & home-schooling.They continually innovate & improve Harrogate Mumbler and have ensured that local families can find out everything that they need to know, when they need to know it. It is no exaggeration to say that I’d be lost without them. Their hard work is helping me ensure that Harrogate Mumbler remains a viable business throughout these incredibly difficult times. Thank you ladies so much x
Also a huge thank you to one of our Grandma Mumblers, Victoria @copperhillstudio for producing such fantastic Mumbler colouring in sheets throughout lockdown. You’ve kept hundreds of mini-mumblers busy!
Love Sally x
Anne Marie Hall (Little Darlings of Harrogate)
Her window displays have been created selflessly and have cheered up Skipton Road! She has also been a voice for the local area, as people return to shop in harrogate.
This lady should have been celebrating her shops first birthday in April. She has been working so hard building her online shop and keeping her shop going whilst also homeschooling her son and being a mum. We are so proud of how far she has come in the last year and for keeping going through out the lock down .
Ashley from Mum2Me
She’s one of the best people I know and I’m so lucky that my friend told me to go to Ashley’s coffee morning. Mum2me helped me get my confidence after my little one was born, I was so lucky to be able to go along to the fitness classes and coffee mornings before all of lockdown happened. Ashley is so kind and caring and always made sure every single mum who went a long, felt included/happy/safe. She made sure we all drank a coffee while it was hot and took a breather. She’s so good at looking after others as it’s so natural to her. I really think she deserves to be recognised for it! Amazing lady!
Beach House Surgery, Knaresborough
During lock down I had to take my son to see the Doctor (not covid related) The Doctor ( Dr Mcavoy) we had a zoom appointment with was fantastic didn’t rush us and was thorough ( this was obviously when the pandemic was high). We then saw in person Dr Marfell who did forewarn me that he would have all the PPE equipment on on order for my son not to be scared. Again thorough examination, did not feel rushed. I feel very lucky that we have these fantastic people to help us when we needed it most but not only carried out in a professional manner but a friendly one especially during the very scary tines of lock down.
Raised money “climbing Mt Everest” on her stairs while on lockdown in her house.
For genuinely caring about people. She set up a group for self employed people to help them understand what was going on with grants available etc plus helping promote local buisness through her pages
Claire and Louise from Heaven and Hell
Not only do they provide a brilliant wide range of physical activity from Pilates, HIT, boxercise, yoga and Zumba with Great energy which really kept me afloat during lockdown! But they put on a disco and brought in over £700 for the NHS!
Coppice painted rainbows in all of their windows and made it a challenge to make the best rainbow. They also did so many arts and crafts challenges and activities for the children.
Raising money for the Harrogate theatre doing a dance a ton for 12 hours raising more than £1000
Mrs Taylor is the office manager at Coppice Valley Primary School. She has gone above and beyond over the last few months. When ever you have a problem or any queries she is there to help you out and is super efficient and always very smart!
Doe Harrogate has worked tirelessly to still meet the demand for her yummy products…. she needs a holiday I reckon!!!
This was fantastic project capturing wonderful family photos on your doorstep! Well done to the girls that organised this and captured so many memories.
Best restaurant in Harrogate, great value, excellent service A menu inspired by the world, traditional Yorkshire, American, South America, Asian cuisine, Turkish even a German dish. (So gooood!!) I kept the best for the end…. EXCELLENT BREAKFAST, using LOCAL FARMERS to guarantee a high quality product.. definitely need business and people with this kind of mindset .. now more than ever with this pandemic… Best independents restaurant, always an excellent service and great food. Having a huge selection gluten free , vegan… must try the vegan brownie , I am not vegan , but this dessert is to die for !!!!! Dog friendly restaurant, and I almost forget the best part …. breakfast serve till 4pm, what or who can beat that ?? Can you imagine the pleasure of having a amazing tasty really feeding breakfast late on Saturday ?! The best solution after a Friday night out !!! Well I’m gonna stop there as I could write a book about them saying how much they are amazing!!! FARMHOUSE – THE RESTAURANT HARROGATE DEFINITELY NEEDED !!!!
Fostering North Yorkshire Foster Carers
All the Fostering North Yorkshire carers have continued to provide safe, nurturing care to children in need throughout the pandemic, often juggling many different challenges along the way. They ALL deserve a massive shout out and a huge Thank You!!!!
Harrogate district hospital
I’ve heard so many lovely stories about how hard they have worked and have friends who have worked there throughout, thanks to all our NHS staff
Staff at Harrogate Hospital- Just because!
Woodlands ward: Making sure children have the best experience in hospital under the circumstances
Midwives at Harrogate hospital: Supporting mums to be during this really scary time
Harrogate District Round Table
They have been volunteering behind the scenes every Friday during lockdown to shop for food & deliver it to the elderly around Harrogate. Well done HDRT!
Just a great service provider who deserves recognition for what she does.
Is a fantastic baby massage and yoga group who deserves to be recognised is hard working
When lockdown and Corona hit KidSmith appeared. They created some wonderful designs to raise money for charity. Hermione and Phoebe may only be young in years but there kindness and spirit is fully grown.
They have created an amazing service so support locals. Efficient deliveries and friendly staff – they really must have worked so hard!
Laura Dudley @ Painting Pots
She brings all the rainbows to my world !
Apart from offering a delivery service for families to paint their pots at home, Laura also organised the most lovely painted hearts project – the hearts that people decorated were then taken and given to local key workers to spread some gratitude, joy and love. Laura, you are such a community hero, you think up the most lovely ideas to help others, often at your own expense. I’m sure the key workers loved receiving their little tokens of love xxx
Laura is one of the most likeable people I have ever met. She’s honest, works hard and has great ideas. Her takeaway pottery kits are fabulous, my son and I really enjoyed painting our pottery! Always lovely to see her smiley face
In the first few weeks of lock down, laura &jhuh was passionate about posting a video or post every day on the painting pots page. These posts were craft activities, games, fun ideas that families at home could try. She wanted to help other families in lock down to be creative.
Did an amazing job not only producing hearts for hearts for hero’s but also raising money for NHS workers, Laura always puts other people before herself and makes lots fe so much more colourful just like a rainbow.
For getting kids to paint rainbow themed small Keep sakes which can be sponsored and donated to key-workers directly as an appreciation of their work during lockdown.
Hannah has worked incredibly hard to create her own business, entirely from scratch. She has props, a magic circle blanket, different theme each week, wonderful playlists, and an overwhelming enthusiasm for introducing children to music and rhythm. This is only her second year running her business, which has had to completely shut during lockdown, and she is so missed within the Harrogate community. My little boy can’t wait to get back to class. Whenever Hannah is allowed to open safely again, we’re hoping for a space theme the first week back, as Musicality kids is out of this world!
Pannal & Burn Bridge coronavirus group
Set up & managed by Katie Burke. The group have helped local people, set up a support network, created a food bank which has been supporting 13 local families & kept us updated on local openings / options.
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe
My girlfriend and I had to self-isolate for a little while due to having Coronavirus symptoms back in April, and during this time we felt a bit trapped. A friend of mine recommended why not order a DIY-kit from Pots 2 Go in Harrogate as something that might be quite fun and good to do together. This was a great idea and I think we’ll be going in to do similar again once the shop is open.
Pots2Go deserve a special mention and a thank you for keeping so many children creative and doing art at a time when normal schooling for these sorts of creative activity has ceased for the best part of a year!
Pots2Go are amazing! Would love for them to be recognised for all that they do. I ordered a Pots2Go at home kit in the early lockdown period when everything was really uncertain, and it was honestly so nice to do some art and keep occupied! I’m so pleased with my bowl – thank you very much Pots2Go!
Thank you Pots2Go for getting me and my family painting again. After not doing anything very creative at all since secondary school, getting to think about what I was going to paint, and create a lovely plant pot for my home during lockdown was really special. Your DIY kits have been brilliant, and I can’t wait to visit the shop again soon once you can reopen!
I nominate Pots2Go for the Harrogate Mumbler Rainbow Award because they need thanking for all the DIY home kits they’ve been delivering all over Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Their Facebook page has always kept positive whilst they couldn’t be open, and instead they’ve innovatively been getting children (and adults!) painting at home as a family activity. I ordered a kit with my mum and got creative again after such a long time. I painted a clock, and I can’t wait to see it once it’s been fired, and my mum did a plate for the wall. The next time we do one, we’ll try to capture our dog’s paw-print!
My sister and I ordered a kit and had a fantastic time painting a princess, and I did a lemon-themed fruit bowl. Pots2Go seemed so friendly and organised, and they delivered and collected the DIY kit for me too – we’ve now got some amazing creations to remember our lockdown experience by. Such a brilliant little business – Thank you Pots2Go, we can’t wait to come and paint again!
Pots2Go is a fantastic place to visit for all age groups, young and old, and for all abilities (fortunately!). Zoe is a fabulous host, full of enthusiasm and great ideas which make visits really enjoyable. We really hope Pots2Go thrives once lockdown is fully over.
Sid Lovatt from Penguin pants3d
Because he has gone above and beyond producing thousands of face shields for key workers using his 3D printers.he is amazing
Great customer service.
Stump Cross Caverns
Such a lovely Stumpy team – their enthusiasm and determination to carry on through COVID has been great. Love their ice cream van, amazing views and always friendly service. Great idea!
A fantastic company set up in lockdown by an ex student of mine. Her entrepreneurial skills and fabulous style have created a wonderful business that I hope goes from strength to strength!!!
The Weekend Factory
They set up a group of local businesses delivering meals, crafts, essentials, gifts… As a single parent, they accomodated my needs and were really flexible. I really hope the business carries on in the future!
Victoria Smith-Dunn and the Oatlands Community group
Vic has set up a volunteer group to look after the community. She has raised money for local projects, supported the hospital and organised family events that bring people together virtually. She’s an angel.
A woman who really did provide hope for all during lockdown. Her selflessness and warm personality shine through with all the volunteer work she has done leading the Oatlands Community charity work. A true inspiration