St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

28 Feb

Big thanks to…

Goodricke College at the University of York and their RAG team for raising £930 for St Nicks over the past year. Our charity is partnered with Goodricke through the College Partnership Programme, which pairs students with charities for fundraising and events. Watch this space for joint activities over the next year and if you’re one […]

21 Feb

Changes to coffee packaging recycling

Have you been collecting coffee packaging for us to send on for recycling? Unfortunately, changes to Terracycles brigades mean that from March 2017 until further notice we will no longer be able to accept all kinds of coffee packaging. Only Tassimo and Kenco branded items will be collected from then on. Please bring any coffee packaging […]

14 Feb

Showing the love

We love St Nicks and all the creatures calling it home – our staff even sneaked a green heart to the Lord Mayor’s Ball last weekend! We don’t want to lose our trees, water voles or anything else to climate change. We have seen its impacts on the nature reserve so today we would love […]

01 Feb

Centre Repairs Fund update

The fundraising thermometer is rising! Since our former volunteer Neil Mitchell made it, as his last act before starting a new job, we have gratefully received £325 donations. We have also added £260 proceeds from our October Jumble Sale with Clements Hall and our in-house repairs budget so the thermometer is now showing over £4,000! […]

22 Dec

Seasonal closure & best wishes

The Environment Centre will be closed between 23rd December 2016 and 8th January 2017. It will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017. Please note that our household recycling collections are carrying on throughout that period except for Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December – collections from those dates will be rescheduled for Thursday 29th December […]

12 Dec

Autumn newsletter

We publish a half-yearly newsletter for our members who receive it first. If you’d like to catch up with our news and projects, you can download it here. This editorial, written by St Nicks Chief Officer Tom Waring, will give you an overview of the content: The summer sun has done a grand job of […]

01 Nov

Volunteer role vacancies

We are currently looking for a Volunteer Park Ranger intern and Volunteer Fundraising Intern. These are great opportunities to gain the vital experience needed to start a career in conservation or third sector. Please see our Vacancies page for more information.

01 Nov

Help St Nicks by eating or shopping

Sending a big thank you to our supporters who have nominated us as the charity of the month at the Goodramgate branch of Ambiente Tapas! If you eat at the restaurant anytime in November, the £1 voluntary charity contribution added to your bill will go to St Nicks and Ambiente will top up the final […]

21 Oct

Autumn Fayre success

We couldn’t have wished for a lovelier day on which to hold our annual Autumn Fayre this year, on 15th October! We had plenty of sunshine to keep us warm and there was a great buzz around the place. Local poet and St Nicks’ patron, Anneliese Emmans Dean of the BigBuzz fame was very busy asking […]

26 Aug

Good fundraising news

We would like to thank staff at TSP Projects for raising a whopping £2,530 for St Nicks as their chosen charity of the year. Funds were raised via cake sales, sponsored dress-down Fridays and a craft event showcasing artistic creations made by staff, which were raffled or auctioned at the end of an exhibition. Additional […]