Monday 13 March 2023

BEVERLEY restaurant owner Ali Tekce has been overwhelmed by the reaction of local people after burglars broke into Anatolia on Wednesday Market and stole bags of donated items for his Turkish earthquake appeal. “The kindness from people from all walks of life has been so humbling,” he said.

Aid from Beverley being packed and shipped to Turkey to help earthquake survivors

Within days of the break-in, the stolen items, including bedding and warm clothes for the earthquake survivors had been replaced and by the end of the week volunteers had helped pack two shipping containers full of aid. This was in addition to 250 pallets of aid transported by air freight to Turkey since the appeal was launched.

Mr Tekce, who lost 10 family members in the disaster, said: “From the day after our break-in, people have been coming in to drop things off at the restaurant. Some have brought warm clothes, others brought shoes, jackets, sleeping bags, kids’ clothes. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone, they have been so generous.”

TO CELEBRATE the 20th anniversary of East Riding Council’s Walking for Health programme, the council’s Health and Wellbeing Team is working in partnership with the Humber Wellbeing Hub to launch a new walk from the Humber Bridge Country Park. The first walk will take place this Friday, at 10.30am, lasting an hour and will take place on a weekly basis for 10 weeks. More details here

FEARS for the safety of a 16-year-old girl last seen in Beverley around 9.30 on Saturday night were allayed yesterday afternoon when police told us she had been located, thanking all those who had shared their appeal