'Bags of Help' towards a new minibus!Mon 24th February 2020
In the Tesco July - August 2018 Bags of Help customer vote, Beverley Community Lift won £4,000 for their new minibus appeal. It has taken the charity three years to raise the funds needed to buy the vehicle, which is already in use for shopping trips and outings. The charity would like to thank all of Tesco’s customers who voted for their project. Fundraising for the new vehicle has also been supported by the Hull and East Riding Trust, Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust, Clothworkers’ Foundation; Leconfield Community Choir, the Masons, Persimmon, Rank Foundation and Walkington Quilters.
The charity is planning special events during the year to celebrate its golden anniversary and this started with a promotion day on 19th February at our store.
Manager Fiona Wales said: “It’s a terrific milestone to have achieved, given how the charity started, and the minibus is a very welcome birthday gift. There is growing demand for what we offer and I pay tribute to the volunteers who have given their time so willingly over the last five decades. It must have felt like a brave move to set up the service in 1970 and funding was equally difficult then as now. We need volunteer help more than ever, particularly passenger assistants to help our minibus operations in the Beverley area. If you have some spare time to help, please contact us to talk it through.”
Potential volunteers can call 01482 868082 on weekday mornings, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.bclift.org.uk or send a message via Facebook @BeverleyCommunityLift.