Beverley Masons Ice Ball @ Ramada Jarvis

November 22, 2010

The Beverley Masons held their annual ball at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel. The event was held to thank those who have supported their fund raising throughout the year. The Masons from Constitutional Lodge No 294 held a raffle on the night with proceeds being donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust and Make a Wish Foundation. Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full…


Real Aid Aims to Increase Number of Gift Boxes

November 17, 2010

Tickton-based Real Aid, which has shops across the East Riding, is planning to deliver thousands of gift boxes to impoverished children in west Africa and eastern Europe. Last year, the charity delivered more than 4,000 Christmas boxes thanks to kind-hearted donors across East Yorkshire. The charity are hoping to send even more gift boxes this year with the help of local schools, churches, groups and residents. Barbara Raine, the charity’s…


Beverley Lions Bonfire Night 2010

November 6, 2010

The Beverley Lions held their annual bonfire and firework display on the Beverley Westwood on Friday 5th November. With help from the soldiers based at DST Leconfield, The Beverley Lions constructed the bonfire out of old wooden pallets and firewood collected from around the Westwoods.  They also put up temporary fences and organised the various attractions, such as refreshment stalls and fairground rides, which had arrived on the pastures for…


60’s 70’s Disco @ Armstrongs Social Club

October 23, 2010

A 60’s and 70’s disco was held at the Armstrong Social Club this Friday to raise money for the MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association). Some were dressed in clothes that would have graced the dance floors all those years ago. The evening was a great success and raised valuable funds. Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size Picture Gallery: Click…


Suzanne Firth Shaves Her Head @ The Sloop Inn

October 17, 2010

Suzanne Firth shaved her hair off to raise money for the Foundation for Study into Infant Death (FSID). Suzanne decided to do the head shave for FSID in memory of Louise and Jim Barrett’s son Ellis who died from Cot Death 7 years ago. They had raised £1600 prior to the event and on the night raised a further £800. There is still more money coming in and it looks…


Bridlington to Brighton Walk – Via Beverley

The Beverley Lions gave walkers from Meningitis UK a real boost this Sunday when they welcomed them to the Royal Oak in Beverley for a short rest and presented them with a cheque for £250. The Autumn Walk is a regular fund-raising event for Meningitis UK.  Led by Steve Dayman, who lost a son to the disease some years ago, the entire walk stretches over 334 miles from Bridlington to…

October 3, 2010

Guide Dogs Appeals for Volunteers in Beverley

September 29, 2010

The Beverley Guide Dogs fundraising branch is appealing for people who live in Beverley and the surrounding areas to become volunteer fundraisers/helpers. Involvement could be helping out at local events, social evenings, flag days and supermarket collections in order to promote the fundraising activities of Guide Dogs and the local branch. Rebekah Shepherd, Regional Volunteering Advisor for the North said: “Volunteering is hugely rewarding.  Not only do you know you…


Beverley’s Gone Food Crazy

September 28, 2010

The month of October, Beverley is hosting two major food events Beverley Food Festival Global Charity Dinner Party – ‘Eat So They Can’ Beverley is just one of over 1000 parties that are going on world wide from Alaska to New Zealand. The host, Karina Clappison from Beverley has arranged her party for Sunday October 17th at Armstrong’s Social Club in Beverley 12 o’clock – 4pm. Absolutely anyone can sign…


Beverley Lights Appeal Fashion Show

September 23, 2010

The Beverley Christmas Lights Appeal annual fashion show was this year moved from the Beverley Memorial Hall to Browns department store. The clothes on show were all from the collections stocked by Browns with the eye wear from Eyesite Opticians and the shoes from Jane Shilton. Special thanks by the organisers was given to Steve Armishaw Photography,Catering Team, Models and Mr Brown. All proceeds raised will go towards lighting Beverley…


Beverley Male Voice Choir Sing For Their Supper

September 22, 2010

Beverley Male Voice Choir gave a free concert on Friday evening at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Manor Road, Beverley, and then the choir shared a sumptuous buffet with the audience. Although there was no entrance fee for the concert, the contents of the collection buckets were still being counted long after the concert had finished. All donations were taken straight to Dove House Hospice…


Beverley Fitness Group In The All-together

September 21, 2010

A Beverley-based fitness group with a great track record for raising money for charity have taken a hugely brave step to boost their fundraising this year by publishing a calendar featuring over 40 of their participants who have donated their time – and bared their flesh – to support Breast Cancer Awareness.  The youngest is 18, and the ‘most mature’ is 81. Organiser Cheryl Murphy told “Our perceived bravery…


Beverley Grandmother Runs Her 1st Half-Marathon

September 18, 2010

Beverley Grandmother Karen O’Connor ran her first half-marathon this Sunday 19th September when she took part in the Great North Run. Although Karen has run several 10k races in the past, this year she had a special reason to tackle this challenge as she ran the race in memory of her brother, Kelvin Buck. Karen told “Kelvin died last October at the age of 52.  He suffered severe chest problems…


Beverley Cat Show @ The Memorial Hall

September 15, 2010

Beverley & Pocklington Cats Protection held a cat show this weekend at the Beverley Memorial Hall. Cats of all ages shapes and sizes were on show with awards being given out to the owners. All this work does not come cheap, Secretary and Fund Raiser Carol Jopling with the help of her volunteers have to find ways to raise money to pay for the veterinary bills, food and litter. The…


Mayor of Beverley Bessie Foot’s Fund Raiser @ Toll Gavel

September 15, 2010

Mayor of Beverley Bessie Foot held a tea and coffee morning this week a Toll Gavel United Church. Shoppers were able to grab hot drink and a enjoy home made cakes in the church hall while raising money for her chosen charities, Marie Curie Cancer and The Beverley Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade. Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size…


Jacob’s Well Al Fresco Book Shop Raises Over £500 Despite Rain

September 12, 2010

The Jacob’s Well Charity, usually housed in the Christian Bookshop on Ladygate in Beverley, braved the late summer showers to set up a bookstall and tombola outside Toll Gavel United Church, and raised a staggering £550. Beryl Beynon, Medical Director of the charity and organiser of the outdoor book sale, told  “Despite having to stop twice for the bad weather, we carried on for the rest of the day. We were very pleased with how things went, considering…


Richard David Allen Memorial Trophy

August 31, 2010

The Lincoln Arms helps promote new Suicide Support Group for Beverley Carole Shaw from Beverley suffered a devastating loss earlier this year when her son Richard took his own life, aged just 23.  In the months that have followed, she has turned for support to the National charity SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide), and this weekend Carole organised a fund-raising evening to raise money for SOBS, and also for…


It’s A Knock-Out @ Beverley Leisure Centre

August 29, 2010

Beverley Leisure Centre was the location for a very exciting It’s A Knock-Out competition on Saturday afternoon. In order to raise money for MNDA (the Motor Neurone Disease Association), teams of Lifeguards, Youth Workers and ‘Sexy Rock Chicks’ from Beverley Leisure Centre pitched battle with each other, while the children that attended ensured everyone enjoyed a thorough soaking with water bombs and buckets.  The afternoon concluded with a water fight between the Youth Workers and the children – with the children winning…


Beverley Town CC Walk 79 Miles in Two Days

August 4, 2010

The Wolds Way is a 79-mile trek that should take seasoned ramblers a good five days to complete, but this week twenty members of the Beverley Town Cricket Club set out to tackle it in just two, to raise money not only for their club, but also for the local MS society.  In order to achieve such an incredible feat, they had to set off for the starting point at…