Wednesday 7 June 2023

EACH YEAR, Hull Hospitals’ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for over 500 premature babies; some stay for hours or days, whilst others stay for weeks and months. Now, WISHH, the hospitals’ official charity, has launched its annual appeal, Space to Grow, to raise £100,000 to enhance the facilities, including a sensory room to enable babies to learn and develop and a facility for siblings to play whilst families visit.

Some of those already supporting the appeal include Beverley Cricket Club, whose third team skipper, Kevin and his wife Lottie, were looking forward to the birth or their baby, when unexpectedly they both needed urgent life-saving care. Thanks to the brilliance of NHS staff, their son, Gabriel, was successfully delivered and cared for in the unit and Lottie’s life was also saved.  The happy family is pictured, left.

Subsequently, the club took part in the Lyke Wake Walk, involving 62 participants aged 12 to 64, raising over £9,700 in the process. Beverley eight-year-old Jack Jowett has been another to help; raising over £9,000 by having his hair shaved off. You can hear more about the appeal on this Friday’s Morning Mix around 10.15am. And for more information, visit Donations can be made via the Just Giving Page

THE REMARKABLE Rock Choir, which runs sessions in Beverley Minster Parish Hall on Monday nights, is returning for a concert in St Mary’s Church on Thursday June 29. Beverley Rocks starts at 7.30pm and features music by Queen, Alice Cooper, Blur, The Hollies, The Clash and more – sung by a rock choir of over 90 people, all backed by a live band. Tickets cost £12 (under 16s £4) from or the Beverley Tourist Information Centre.