Saturday 15 October 2022

Today is the culmination of Baby Loss Awareness Week, and this evening Beverley and East Riding residents are being asked to support the closing Wave of Light. The Rev Tony Brookes, Head of Chaplaincy at the local NHS Hospitals Trust, told us he’d like as many people as possible to join in to remember all babies who died too soon. The global campaign asks people to light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least an hour to create a wave of light across the world. See more details here.

A local man is planning to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean this winter to raise funds in memory of his youngest daughter who lost her life to an undiagnosed heart condition five years ago. Amy Osborne was born in Beverley and her family has established a memorial fund in her name at the charity CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young – to pay for the screening of East Riding school children for the same condition. Tomorrow Andrew will be bringing his 22-foot row-boat to Beverley Railway Station car park outside the Cerruti 2 restaurant – which is holding an awareness and fundraising event. It will be there between approximately mid-day and 3pm. Andrew expects it to take around 80 days, battling storms with up to 30-foot waves, to make the one and a half million oar strokes needed to cross from La Gomera to Antigua, solo and unsupported. See Andrew’s ‘Row for Amy’ website here

I’s the last day of Hull Fair. Big crowds have been attracted this week and police have asked us to remind listeners from across the East Riding, who are planning to visit, to remain alert, avoid taking unnecessary valuables and to keep wallets secure, preferably in a zipped pocket. Ideally, use public transport or take advantage of the park & ride facilities provided. See full advice here