Monday 15 May 2023

A COLLECTION of giant puffin sculptures that have been on display throughout East Yorkshire, including three in Beverley, has raised more than £90,000 for charity. The largest amount raised was for the “Beverley Nightlife” puffin, which had been located in Saturday Market and was sold for £14,200.

In total there were 42 exhibits on the Puffins Galore arts trail, which closed last month. 14 were auctioned in Bridlington on Saturday; the remainder had been bought by their sponsors. The £93,550 raised will be donated to the project’s charity partners, the RNLI, RSPB, Hornsea Inshore Rescue and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

As well as Beverley Nightlife, other puffins displayed in Beverley were “Where Sea Meets Shore” on display at Flemingate and “Wrecked Puffin” at the Treasure House. Elsewhere, the “Star Gansey” puffin had been displayed at the Folly Lake Cafe at Risby, near Walkington.

EAST RIDING Council, along with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, has launched a new campaign focusing on anxiety for Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts today. More information and advice on coping with anxiety can be found at

YESTERDAY’S Beverley 10K road race, organised by Beverley Athletic Club, was won by Jordan Skelly, of Lincoln Wellington Athletic Club, who completed the course in 30 minutes 12 seconds. The first Beverley AC runner to cross the line was James Johnson, in ninth place, with a time of 32 minutes 42 seconds. Full results here