Wednesday 21 June 2023

BEVERLEY’S Jacob’s Well Charity, which this week was sending its 29th container-lorry-load of aid to Ukraine – each one costing £10,000 to ship – has now received an urgent appeal for very large tents that can be used to set up field operation theatres to treat victims of the ongoing war.

Office manager Bridgit Conroy told us the charity’s leader working in Ukraine has been asked for help by medics from 30th Brigade, who said there was an urgent need for the tents. If anyone can help they can contact her on 01482 881162. She will also be giving an update on the charity’s work on Beverley FM’s Morning Mix tomorrow. This includes the latest charity sale this Saturday in the driveway to Toll Gavel Church.

BEVERLEY Minster Primary School’s parents, teachers and friends association has set a fund-raising target of £25,000 to build a new outdoor play area and adventure trail after the old one was deemed unsafe. And, as part of the appeal, a community summer fair will be held in the school grounds on Saturday July 8. 

There will be circus skills workshops, sports taster sessions, games stalls, a bar and BBQ, live music, and visits by Humberside Fire and Rescue and the Ings Park Alpacas. “For £5 each children will be able to purchase a wristband that will give them unlimited bouncing all afternoon on our selection of inflatables,” said PTFA co-chair Caroline Bilton. 

THE NEW exhibition at Beverley Art Gallery is pulling in the crowds, with over 2,000 visitors so far. Entitled “Matisse – Drawing with Scissors: Late Works 1950-1954, it runs until July 1. More info here