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Yorkshire Army Cadet Force

Yorkshire (North and West) ACF is one of the largest ACF Counties in the UK.

Its aim is to inspire young people to achieve success in life, to develop them both physically and mentally. It does this through improving self-confidence, teamwork and leadership skills, and creating great friendships!

We welcome new members of all abilities and backgrounds to join our wonderful organisation and take part in the great range of activities that we offer.

Membership by application and open. Minimum age 12 and in year 8 at school, maximum age 18 years old. Open to males and females. Meet at Area Headquarters, Belle Vue Barracks, Manningham Lane on Monday and Thursdays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
There is also now a Shipley Army Cadets group who meet on Green Lane off Coach Road on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Approx 200 members.

Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers

To promote ringing for divine service. To cultivate the art of change ringing and to encourage recruitment and instruction of ringers. To promote good fellowship; to obtain the cooperation of church authorities in the maintenance of bells and ringing rooms.
Membership by election.
Meeting various, as advertised in `The Ringing World' or on <a href="http://www.campanophile.com">www.campanophile.com</a>
AGM May.
Approx 1900 members.
Aimed at those wishing to see the continuation of the art and science of English church bell ringing. Age 11+ (varies by area).

Yorkshire Band of Hope Union

The Yorkshire Band of Hope Union is a charity founded in 1865, specialising in alcohol and drug awareness and are based in Huddersfield West Yorkshire.

We work across the Yorkshire region and sometimes further field. Our educators are trained to run interactive drug and alcohol sessions in primary and high schools, youth and children clubs. We also run drug and alcohol awareness courses for professionals and parents groups. The Yorkshire Band of Hope Union have a Christian ethos and foundation, we work with people of all faiths, belief and ethnic backgrounds.

Yorkshire Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament

Yorkshire CND campaigns on nuclear weapons, nuclear power and peace issues. We are currently campaigning against the renewal of &lt;a href="http://www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk/campaigns/nuclear-weapons/scrap-trident/"..., Britain's nuclear weapons system which will cost over �100 billion to implement. Locally we are also active in research and awareness raising of the role of local bases such as &lt;a href="http://www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk/campaigns/menwith-hill/"&gt;Menwith Hill&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href="http://www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk/campaigns/fylingdales/"&gt;Fylingdales&lt... in "&lt;a href="http://www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk/campaigns/missile-defence/"&gt;US Missile Defence&lt;/a&gt;" and how they perpetuate nuclear proliferation and conflict globally. We campaign using a variety of strategies including informing and educating, research, lobbying, media work, direct action and demonstrating. A variety of campaign materials are available from Yorkshire CND and further information on our current campaigns is available from our website. Our network of committed activists and volunteers play a vital role in our campaigning work and we welcome new members or volunteers.

Yorkshire Cancer Community

Yorkshire Cancer Community is a network for people affected by cancer and those who support cancer patients and carers in the Yorkshire and Humber area.
We aim to enable the views and experiences of cancer patients, families and friends to be heard, and used to improve the quality of cancer care in our region.

We do this by working together with health and social care professionals to ensure the patient voice is always taken into account, especially when designing or refreshing services.
We have a patient board with representatives from across Yorkshire and the Humber who lead the work of the Yorkshire Cancer Community.
They work closely with the Engagement and Communications Officer who is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and hosted by Healthwatch Wakefield.
We offer information by Facebook, Twitter, email updates, a quarterly newsletter and informative website.
We hold networking events and offer opportunities to join patient/carer panels, focus groups, research, conferences and training.

Join us today and make sure that all people affected by cancer continue to have a voice.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Yorkshire Cat Rescue is registered with the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales and is registered charity number 1160138 (formerly 1058218).

The charity exists to save the lives of abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in Yorkshire and parts of Lancashire. It offers a rehoming service for such cats and accommodates them at its purpose-built centre near Keighley.

All the cats in our care are neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and given any other medical and behavioural treatment required before rehoming. We have a no-kill policy (unless recommended by vets due to quality of life). This means that we sometimes get chronically ill cats (or kittens) that can still lead a very good life (pretty much equal to any healthy cat) but have to have long-term medication and/or treatment. Any cat in our care will be cared for until we find him or her a home.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue was previously known as Haworth Cat Rescue. It has a rehoming centre based at Cross Roads between Keighley and Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

The charity’s aims are to relieve the suffering of cats who are in need of care and attention and, in particular, to provide or maintain rescue homes or other facilities for the reception and care of such unwanted animals and their treatment.

Yorkshire Classic Motor Cycle Club

To promote and organise British Bike competitive events for enthusiasts of British Bikes of the era prior to 1965. Membership by application. Meet at the Bronte Hotel,Lees Lane,Haworth, Nr Keighley on First Tuesday in the month at 8:00pm. Events on Sundays. Approx two events per month.

Yorkshire Countrywomen's Association - Eldwick and District Branch

The YCA is a friendly social group of ladies who meet the second Tuesday in the month at 7.30pm to 11pm at Eldwick Memorial Hall, nr Bingley.
We have regular speakers, film showings, craft competitions and a party and outing once a year. Every Christmas we meet up with other Yorkshire Country Women's associations in York for a carol service.
It was formed in 1983 to further interests of Country Women throughout the whole of the original (pre-1974) geographical county of Yorkshire. It is run by members for members, is non-sectarian and non-party political.

Yorkshire Countrywomen's Association - Idle Branch

At the moment we are a small group (14) of ladies over 50.
We have been together for a long time. We occasionally have speakers and have trips out. We meet once a month on the second Monday at Springdale Community Centre, Idle.
For more details please contact Springdale Community Centre on 01274 619906 and ask to speak to someone from the community centre.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales, an outstanding place to explore!

The Yorkshire Dales is best known for its stunning scenery and great natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Aysgarth Falls. But there is so much more to discover – have a look at our top ten places to see whilst you are here.

The Yorkshire Dales has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil with valleys full of hay meadows, drystone walls and barns. There’s always something to do in the Dales. Whether you’re coming for the day or staying longer.

Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club

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To promote the sport of sailing and windsurfing. 300 acres of water available. Cruising and racing sailors, windsurfers and day visitors all welcome. Day visitors fee-�10.00/�15.00 (subject to review) only when there is official sailing (Saturday/Sunday). No boat hire available. Groups welcome by arrangement. Membership available to all. Open all year round at Grimwith Reservoir, near Pateley Bridge on Saturdays from 12.00hrs, Sunday from 11.00hrs, and Wednesdays from 18.30hrs (BST only). A new clubhouse is now available providing excellent facilities.

Yorkshire Dance Centre

Yorkshire Dance champions the value of dance and its development in Yorkshire. We do so by raising standards, increasing knowledge and understanding and fostering creativity and innovation.
We create opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to see, make and take part in high quality dance that is rooted in their creativity, in their lives and in their communities, with the power to transform and inspire.
We create opportunities for emerging and established artists and practitioners to research, create and present new contemporary work on the small scale, and in communities, developing their skills, expertise and networks.
We create opportunities for people to experience dance by working with partners in local authorities and the arts, in health and in sport, building a region-wide infrastructure for dance development.
We offer dance classes, courses and workshops in everything from Ballet to Bollywood (these include sessions for children and over 50's). Yorkshire Dance also provides high quality dance performance at a wide range of venues accross Yorkshire. We look forward to hearing from you.
Admin: 0113 243 9867; Box Office 0113 243 8765.

Yorkshire Dialect Society

Encourages the study, writing and recording of dialect. Free to members are two annual publications about dialect. Arranges several meetings each year in various parts of the old county, publishes a wide range of dialect literature, audiotapes and CD's Dialect enquiries require an S.A.E. Open to anyone interested in the study and research of the Yorkshire dialects and/or reading or writing dialect prose and poetry. All enquiries, including media, to Publicity/Information Officer. AGM April. Approx 500 members. The group aimed at 16+

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs is part of one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life.
Led by young people for young people, our Young Farmers' Clubs provide their members aged 10-26 with a unique opportunity to develop skills, work with their local communities, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life.

Yorkshire Foreign Bird Society

To promote the breeding, keeping and exhibiting of all foreign birds. Membership open. Meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month at 8.00pm.
(Please phone secretary to confirm where meeting will be held.)
Open show 1st Sunday in October - please phone secretary for more information. AGM December. Approx 30 members.

Yorkshire Housing: Help at Hand Services

Yorkshire Housing is now able to extend some of its services which support older and vulnerable people to remain living independently in their own homes, to the Leeds and Bradford areas.
Our services are very flexible and are centred around an individual's needs, whether that be just someone to provide a befriending service to reduce social isolation or some assistance with basic household chores that have just become a little bit too difficult.
Our leaflets explain the services in a bit more detail:
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Yorkshire Keep Fit Association

Maintaining and improving fitness through exercise and dance for a range of ages and abilities. Courses are available for the training of teachers with add-on modules for those wishing to teach age groups 5-16, over 60, and frail elderly. All teachers are trained to CYQ and REPS Level 3.

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.

Yorkshire MESMAC: Older and Bolder

A social support group for Gay and Bisexual men and men who have sex with men over 55. Meets at The Equity Centre in Bradford on alternate Monday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. A varied programme of activities including; workshops, external speakers, group activities, peer support.

Yorkshire Robin Hood Society

To promote historical research into Robin Hood's Yorkshire connections, to encourage tourism to visit Robin Hood's grave and gatehouse in Kirklees, which are not open to the public yet. To investigate the supernatural phenomena surrounding the site.Incorporating Gravewatch and British Parapsychological Research Centre. Talks given.

Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia

Support and information on dyslexia for anyone who has concerns about the condition. Membership by application. Meeting places vary, please contact secretary for details. AGM June-July. Approx 80 members.

Yorkshire Rowing Council

Governing body for rowing in Yorkshire affiliated to the Amateur Rowing Association. General enquiries from interested parties about rowing venues/clubs within the Yorkshire region are answered and contact details provided.

Yorkshire Small Bore Rifle and Pistol Association

Organisation of Small Bore Rifle/Air Rifle/Air Pistol target shooting within Yorkshire. Contact point for details of clubs operating throughout Yorkshire. Liaison with the National Small Bore Rifle Association. Selection of members of teams to represent county in national competitions. Provision of elite training squad for shooters. To provide competition for .22 Rifle and .177 Air Rifle and Pistol Clubs Membership by application. Bradford Pistol Sec: To be advised Brighouse Rifle Club: S Hepworth, 9 West Royd Ave, Mirfield, WF14 9JY, Tel 01924 496399 Bradford Central Sec: C Dewhirst, 43 Ascot Avenue, Bradford BD7 4PA, Tel 01274 501771. Baildon Rifle: D Wallwork, 4, Henley Close, Rawdon, Leeds Tel 01132 500814 Meet at Ionians Rugby Football Club, Brantingham Park, Elloughton, Hull.

Yorkshire Subterranean Society

To introduce newcomers safely into caving/potholing. We have our own fully equipped bunkhouse. Membership by application (approx 150 members). Monthly newsheet by email. Equipment provided. AGM December. The committee meets at the bunkhouse twice monthly.
Rope training facilities and conference facilities at bunkhouse. Training events are organised for newcomers. "Try Caving" events held every year.
Annual foreign expeditions and also weekend events in UK caving regions.

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group

The study of buildings which are typical for an area or region. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in vernacular architecture. Annual subscription �10.00 per person. There is an annual conference, annual day school, field recording days, walk about tours of towns and villages and training seminars. Quarterly newsletter for members and events page on website

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