Beverley Lions Get New President

June 30, 2012

Lion Geoff Rawson has taken over the Presidency of Beverley Lions Club, for 2012/2013.He received the presidential chain of office from the out-going president Lion Paul James at recent hand-over.

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A Festive Week With The Beverley Lions

December 7, 2011

Beverley Lions Club has started the Christmas season with a number of events on behalf of the Beverley community. The final car Boot Sale for 2011 was held on 20th November and the gift of the Christmas tree in the Market Cross was erected and decorated with lights and tinsel on 21st November. On Saturday there was the switch-on ceremony involving the Mayor, Lion’s President, St. Mary’s Junior School choir,…

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Military Charity Encourages Clients To Come Forward

November 18, 2011

Many people who have served in the Armed Forces are not aware that they are eligible for help from military charities, according to the East Yorkshire branch of SSAFA Forces Help. Each year volunteers from SSAFA (The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) Forces Help assist around 350 people in the East Riding Community who has served in our Armed Forces. However, branch Chairman David Elvidge believes that this is…

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Zumbathon: Ladies Dance In Aid Of Breast Cancer Care

October 22, 2011

Ladies dressed in pink took part in a Zumbathon dancing at Market Cross before dancing their way through the centre of Beverley. The event was organised to support the national Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October. All the money raised will be donated to the charity Breast Cancer Care to help them provide free support and information to anyone affected by breast cancer. If you would like to hold your…

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Real Aid: Christmas Gift Box Appeal 2011

October 14, 2011

It is that wonderful time of year again when Real Aid launch their appeal for the support of our local community to donate a gift box. These amazing gifts will be received by some of the world’s poorest children.  Last year the Tickton based charity received a record breaking response from schools groups and individuals across the area. Last year people like you helped change the lives of over 4587…

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Beverley Community Lift: Volunteer Drivers Needed!

August 26, 2011

Our much valued, local community transport services are run in the main by the good will and support of local volunteers. ARE YOU ABLE TO SPARE A FEW HOURS PER WEEK AS A VOLUNTEER DRIVER?  Own car or minibus drivers needed! We are really in need of drivers who using their own vehicle and /or drivers for our 16 passenger seated minibus vehicles. The basic requirements are a full driving…

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Three “Cool Camels” Raise Over £600 For Beverley Community Lift!

August 25, 2011

As previously reported in HU17.net, three youngsters (Reanna Wardill, Samantha Novis and Lucy Norton) taking part in the Lifestyle 2011 summer project have chosen to support Beverley Community Lift. They decided upon our local community transport charity after seeing neighbour Margaret Smith getting into one of our 9 minibus vehicles as part of a regular shopping trip to the local supermarket. As staff and trustees are very much wanting to…

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New PRO @ Beverley Lions Clubs

July 27, 2011

Alan Porter is the new public relations officer for Beverley Lions. He takes over from previous incumbent Harry Burton, who has held the post for the past 10 years. Harry told HU17.net: “I am staying in the Lions but I have done the PRO job for about 10. I also run the golf day, which is very time consuming, and the Christmas lights etc, so I said I thought someone…

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Beverley Community Choir Hand Over Proceeds From Concert

July 6, 2011

Two local charities were presented with cheques totalling over £1500 … the proceeds from a recent concert given by Beverley Community Choir  at Toll Gavel United Church. The event, which also featured  the East Riding Suzuki Violin group, was hailed as a very successful and enjoyable night by both  The Cherry Tree Community Association and  Beverley Community Lift. “There was a wonderful sense of celebration about the whole evening,” said…

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Local Man to Climb 3 Peaks For Road Safety Charity

June 13, 2011

Local man Paul Nickerson (32) of North Bar Beverley is raising money for the TOM foundation by climbing the Yorkshire 3 peaks on Saturday 18th June. The TOM Foundation is based in Yorkshire and supports the families of those killed in road accidents. Paul, and a group of 7 others intend to complete the 26 mile trail , in under 12 hours. In 2009  alone 2222 people were killed on…

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Connor O’Hara Shaves It All Off For Charity

June 10, 2011

Young Beverley lad Connor O’Hara has a head full of stubble following his sponsored head shave at Sessions today (Friday 10 June). The determined 11-year-old, who has wanted to be a hairdresser since he was three, lost his grandfather to bowel cancer five years ago. Every Christmas Day the family visit the grave and take a small gift. This is year, as Connor’s mum Amanda told HU17.net, Connor wanted to…

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Personality Goes A Long Way @ Beverley’s Guide Dogs

June 10, 2011

From birth to retirement, it costs almost £50,000 to cover the costs of a working guide dog. There are, therefore, a rigorous and exhausting set of procedures national charity Guide Dogs – who have their regional office in Beverley – must undertake before they can place one of their dogs with a suitable owner. But no matter how many boxes are ticked or preparatory work is done, one factor over-rides…

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Matthew Graham Family Day @ Beaver Park

May 31, 2011

Friends and family gathered at Beverley Rugby Club yesterday to celebrate the birthday of the late Matthew Graham. Organised by his sister Fiona Graham and the rest of Matthew’s family, the fun day was hit by the bad weather, but it couldn’t douse the spirits of those who had come to raise money for The Samaritans. The family would like to thank the businesses and organisation who donated prizes for…

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Recruitment Day for Volunteers

May 25, 2011

Dove House Hospice, a charity caring for people with life limiting illnesses in Hull and the East Riding, is appealing for new volunteers by holding a recruitment day at the retail store in Beverley, Dyer Lane on Thursday 26th May. Dove House is always on the lookout for volunteers with a variety of skill sets. Currently, the local charity is appealing for new volunteers to help in the running of…

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Alison Booth: Guide Dogs In Training

May 21, 2011

Alison Booth, a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor with Guide Dogs, based in Reed House, Annie Reed Road, Beverley, blogs on HU17.net about the important role she and her team play in placing the right, trained blind dog with the right new owner. My dogs are now at the point where they are ready to be matched to a suitable visually impaired person. Matching the correct dog with the correct owner…

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