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Chef launches Beverley toy appeal

Beverley restaurateur John Robinson has launched a Christmas toys appeal to help spread a little local joy to children in foster care. John, who runs Whites Restaurant in North Bar Without, set up the Tyas Foundation as a wedding present to his wife and since then the charity has dispensed “Tyas Treats” to  numerous vulnerable children.

The toys appeal was launched at the weekend, with collection points at the restaurant, at Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Church. John (pictured) told Beverley FM: “There are over 700 children in foster care in Hull alone so we aim to just help bring a smile to these children’s faces who have already been through so much. Ages range from babies to 18-year-olds, so anything apart from food would be greatly appreciated.

He continued: “We are hoping we get so many presents that we are able to help some other children as well, such as those in other vulnerable situations such as poverty and illness. We just aim to bring a little happiness to as many people’s lives as possible. The foster carers do a great job so we want to acknowledge that and we hope that by receiving an extra gift from our charity it will help them enjoy Christmas even more and make them realise that no matter what they have been through that people care and there is always someone thinking about them.”