COTTINGHAM: A charity is marking its 300-year anniversary with an exhibition at St Mary's Church Hall.
The Mark Kirby Trust was founded in September 1712 by Hull businessman Mark Kirby, who wanted to put ten poor Cottingham children through school each year.
In 1671, at the age of 33, Cottingham-born merchant Mr Kirby became Sheriff of Hull. When he died aged 80 in 1718 his dying wish was that the trust should continue.
In recognition of his work his memorial is in Hull's Holy Trinity Church.
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Exhibition organiser Geraldine Mathieson is appealing for anyone who has benefited from the trust to get in touch at the exhibition.
She is also keen to track down information about a board that used to hang in Hallgate School showing the names of Mark Kirby scholars.
EAST YORKS: Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has met newly recruited business mentors from the Capability Mentors scheme, a free service helping those thinking of starting a new business or trying to grow a small business.
Mr Stuart said: "These volunteers are giving their time free of charge to support new and emerging businesses.
"We cannot underestimate the benefit that 'shop floor' advice from experienced entrepreneurs' will bring to fledgling businesses across the region. I am pleased to offer my support to this worthwhile scheme and encourage people with business ideas to make contact with the programme."
Visit www.capabilitymentors.co.uk to give your support as a mentor or get help for a new business.
EAST YORKS: Former Lindisfarne songwriter and guitarist Rod Clements is to perform at The Processed Pea acoustic music venue at The Light Dragoon, Etton.
Forty years ago, Lindisfarne's Fog On The Tyne album was released, taking the band to number one in the album charts. To celebrate the occasion the album has been remastered and re-released as a vinyl and CD package.
Clements wrote the first track on the album, Meet Me On The Corner, which became their first hit single reaching the top five in March 1972. The songwriter won a certificate of honour at the Ivor Novello awards.
Processed Pea Organiser Martin Peirson said: "Rod has become a firm friend of the venue over the years having played here many times.
"Ralph McTell once said of him that he lives for his music and I'd agree – he's a real craftsman, has written some cracking songs and it's good to see him back."
The Processed Pea show is on Tuesday, October 2, starting at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available in advance from www.wegottickets.com, Beverley Tourist Information and Costcutter in Cherry Burton.
EAST YORKS: Pupils from Goole High School have won £1,000 after showcasing their green credentials in a national competition.
The Co-operative's Green Schools Revolution is a free programme of environmental activities and school trips designed to inspire the next generation to go green, with over 5,000 schools all over the country taking part.
Goole High impressed judges by working hard to boost its sustainable garden area. Work on the garden, which has been carried out by the school's Eco Busters group, has included building fencing, gates and paths throughout the school's grounds and installing new compost bins and raised planters from reclaimed school benches and tyres.
EAST YORKS: Macmillan Cancer Support wants East Yorkshire fundraisers to get involved with its World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 28, to raise vital money for people affected by cancer.
To register for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, visit www.macmillan/org.uk/coffee, call the hotline on 0845 602 1246, e-mail email@example.com or text COFFEE to 88080.