Friday 4 August 2023

CERAMIC daises that were once “planted” in the grounds of Beverley Minster and at Castle Hill Hospital have gone on sale to aid the Daisy Appeal medical charity, which since being launched 21 years ago has raised more than £22 million for its medical research centre and PET-CT Scanning Centre established at the hospital’s Queen’s Centre.

The daisies, which have a 7cm diameter and a 40cm stem, were created by Mark Teale at Wentworth Pottery, Aldbrough, and have become available following a facelift of a courtyard at Castle Hill. There are 150 daisies for sale, costing just £5 each, and are available from Guest & Phillips Jewellers in Saturday Market, Beverley.

Daisy Appeal fundraiser Claire Levy (pictured) told us: “The project has raised thousands of pounds from the initial sale and more recently from purchases of the installation at the Queen’s Centre, where people have experienced first hand how the Daisy Appeal helps people. We are now able to offer them for sale one last time, and hopefully people will give generously for something which can brighten up homes, gardens and workplaces and raise funds for a very important cause.”

AN AWARD-winning Beverley dog boutique is making a splash to celebrate its second birthday with a pool party for dogs. Invitations promise a real pool and “pawsecco” and “pawty bags” for attendees. 

Since launching Oh My Dog on Dyer Lane, owner and former Radio Humberside presenter Lucy Thompson (pictured with cocker spaniel Lily) was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Hull & East Yorkshire People in Business Awards and told Beverley FM: “Two years in business really is something worth celebrating in this current climate and what better way to do that than by having some fun and hosting a pool party for dogs in the centre of Beverley.”

It takes place on Saturday August 19 (10am – 4pm) by the side of the shop.