Kyra is delighted that our member


has challenged herself to run to raise money for Kyra in the

Plusnet Yorkshire 10 mile

on Sunday 8th October 2017

Heather says,

‘I am running 10 miles (TEN MILES!!), I’m not a great runner, it’s going to hurt’

Please support Heather if you can

Link here to Heather’s sponsorship page

‘I first went to Kyra in search of support in managing the long term after effects of domestic abuse and was blown away by the range of free activities, workshops, drop-in sessions and courses available for all women and especially for women dealing with struggles and difficulties in their lives.

The volunteers work really hard to make sure there’s a safe environment for members and do a fantastic job offering encouragement and a listening ear. There’s always a friendly face and the kettle is always on! I am so glad that I found them.

I think Kyra is a really important place not just for the women who go but for their families and loved ones and the wider community. As ever they rely on charitable donations to keep the centre and services running so I would like to raise as much money as I can to support them as they have supported me.’ Heather

Around 2,000 runners are set to take part in this largely flat and fast race on Sunday 8th October at 10:15am. Starting and finishing at the University of York, the route heads into the city centre and out into the Yorkshire countryside before returning for an electric finish at the university.

If you want to follow Heather as she makes her way around the course there is a marathon tracking app, which can be downloaded from the App store or Google Play by searching ‘Yorkshire Marathon’.

New to Kyra Mindfulness starting Friday 6th October

Mindfulness with Logo

More about Mindfulness

Winter Garden

Check out the full schedule here

Green spaces’ can be fantastic for lifting spirits and lowering stress levels (even if just for a while) which is why we’re keen to make the courtyard garden at Kyra somewhere everyone can enjoy year-round.

We’re offering autumn indoor/outdoor gardening activities with the focus on bringing cheery winter & spring colour to the garden. Relaxed, fun sessions with the odd gardening tip thrown in for good measure!

Absolutely no previous gardening experience needed.

From Thursday 5th October – Thursday 9th November inclusive.
Meet in the courtyard 2pm – 3.30pm or in case of rain, in Kyra’s kitchen.

6 places available each week. If you’d like to join us, please contact Gill – , speak to Lis or Gill directly at Kyra, or phone Kyra on 01904 632332

First Session Thursday 5th October
Planting winter salads in the vertical garden and small containers. We’ll plant crocus & grape hyacinth bulbs, ready for vibrant splashes of spring colour

Everything is Possible with Kyra

The Kyra ladies from the Kyra Drama group who acted in the recent York Theatre Royal production of the story of York’s suffragette movement – Everything is Possible – chat with That’s York TV about their empowering experience.

New! Drama Workshops starting again at Kyra on Fridays from 29th September 2017 12.30 to 2.30pm