Thursday 15 April 2021

A Beverley based humanitarian aid charity says it will have to cut back on the containers it sends to poor communities in Africa and other countries due to a drastic drop in funding. The Jacobs Well Appeal told Beverley FM it has been really tough over the last year with income slashed in half as they have been unable to hold fundraising events. Last year they sent 12 containers with £3 million of aid. But at a cost of £8,000 per container they’ve only been able to send two so far this year with vital medical supplies for Zambia and Cameroon. They’re holding fundraising clearance sales to try to raise more funds. They’re taking place from outside their warehouse in Swinemoor Lane, Tuesday to Thursday mornings, this week and next. Plus there’ll be a charity sale this Saturday in the Toll Gavel Church driveway.

Humberside Police want to attract young people, aged 15-16 from the Beverley area, to join their Cadet Team. Officials told us the scheme helps to develop new skills, including first aid training and team building. Cadets also get to assist with riot training and learn about crime scene investigation.See the Humberside Police website or view their Facebook Recruitment Video for more details about the role of a police cadet.