Major Community Event at East Riding Leisure Beverley in memory of Ivan Usher this Sunday (25 June)Fri 23rd June 2023
East Riding Leisure Beverley is once again hosting a major What’s On event in memory of Ivan Usher. The event will take place on Sunday, 25 June from 10am to 3pm, when many local organisations, sports clubs and local residents will come together.
The event – now in its second year- will be a joint initiative between the council’s active communities team, East Riding Leisure Beverley and The Usher family, and will be a tribute to the memory of Ivan Usher, after whom a stand is named at Beverley Town FC. Ivan taught PE at Longcroft School for approximately 30 years before his family set up and ran a Fitness Centre in Beverley. He was an extremely respected teacher and sportsman and inspired and influenced many people.
The day will include a range of stalls featuring local clubs, activities and community groups, including:
- Men in Sheds
- Andys Man Club
- Beverley Golf Club
- Beverley Children’s Centre
- The Armstrong Centre
- Cherry Tree Community Centre.
On the day, there will be a football tournament for schools, the Ivan Usher Schools Competition.
There will also be opportunities for the public to take part in a wide range of sports and activities, including free Boditrax body composition scans, and a range of free taster activities. These will include walking netball, Kixx, Flemingate Bowls Club, Nordic Walking with JLS, Fitmums and Friends, self defence, chair-based exercises, Let’s Get Moving, and AFC Tickton Walking Football.
There will also be Redkites Basketball, Back to Netball, Beverley RUFC tasters, and Beverley Preschool Gymnastics.
The event is supporting East Yorkshire Foodbank and will be running a 'Bring a Tin' campaign. Everyone attending the event is encouraged to bring a tin of food (if they are able to do so) to support residents of Beverley and further afield.
East Yorkshire Foodbank gives people in crisis hope, practical help, and a brighter future. They provide three days' emergency food and support to local men, women and children in crisis. Their vision is to ensure that no-one in the East Riding of Yorkshire has to go hungry.
Laura Hutchinson, healthy lifestyles development officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This will once again be a great day, and a real celebration of all that Beverley has to offer, in memory of an inspirational figure from the town.”
Councillor Nick Coultish, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism, added: “I am very pleased to see how the community has really come together again for this special day. Come along and try something new, meet new people, or just watch some great schools’ football!”