Wednesday 22 September 2021

A knock-on effect of the coronavirus pandemic has left more people in desperate need of a life-saving organ transplant. 37 people in the East Riding are currently on the waiting list; now the NHS is urging local people to talk to their families about organ donation in the event of their death. The waiting list across Yorkshire as a whole has now topped 7,000, including 200 children. Anthony Clarkson, Director of Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, told Beverley FM: “Even though the law around organ donation has changed to an opt-out system for adults, it is important that people are aware that families will still always be consulted before organ donation goes ahead.” Last year, 14 people in the East Riding had their lives saved by a transplant after someone died and donated their organs.

It’s not being screened for the first time until next week but the new James Bond movie, No Time To Die, is already proving to be the most popular film of the year in Beverley. The Parkway Cinema at Flemingate says demand for pre-booked tickets has been phenomenal but extra screen capacity has been made available. For instance, on its release a week tomorrow, there will be nine separate screenings of the film throughout the day.

And finally, news that the Yorkshire Wolds Community Choir could resume practice was warmly welcomed – until they learned that their piano had been eaten during lockdown by mice! But thanks to a donation of a new electric keyboard weekly rehearsals are underway again in Leconfield and Hutton Cranswick. 

You can hear an interview with the choir’s musical director on the listen again facility of this website