BEVERLEY: A charity that provides accommodation to elderly people has launched a new website.
The Beverley Consolidated Charity has set up the website to raise awareness about its work in the town.
The charity owns 125 almshouses in Beverley and provides accommodation to more than 150 elderly residents who are in need of affordable, subsidised housing. All the properties are maintained to high standards and include houses, flats and bungalows.
Charity chairman Jo Dunn said: "The charity is 100 per cent self-funded, but we are always open to receiving donations from benefactors.
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"The new website will help raise our profile among the people of Beverley and further afield, and spread the word that there is subsidised accommodation available to local people aged 60 and over who are in need."
EAST YORKS: Schools in the region are being urged to take part in a national first aid competition.
The St John Ambulance National Schools' First Aid Competition is encouraging school teams from across East Yorkshire to sign up before the closing date of Friday.
Teams will battle it out against their peers by carrying our first aid in a variety of scenarios on "live casualties".
Teams of four, plus a reserve, can enter junior and senior categories.
The North East heat will be held at St John Ambulance's Hull base on Saturday, April 27.
Teachers can visit www.teachthedifference. org.uk or call 08700 104950 to enter a team.
EAST YORKS: Backed by new research, this year's Parkinson's Awareness Week will seek to expose the realities of living with the condition.
This year's theme will be "changing attitudes" and Parkinson's UK branches, including those in East Yorkshire, will be addressing issues of discrimination and poor customer service.
The awareness week begins on Monday, April 15. Visit www.parkinsons.org.uk