Donations from three East Yorkshire organisations are providing a huge boost to relaunching the work of Beverley Community Lift (BCL).

A plastic screen made for Beverley Roundtable has been given to BCL’s shop, on Sow Hill Road in Beverley.  It was donated to the Roundtable by Hull-based Greens Signmakers, whose managing director Lawrence Green fitted the screen onto the counter. The Roundtable invited Beverley-based causes to submit applications.

This measure and the benefit of a safety risk assessment through the HEY Smile Foundation means the shop is now scheduled to re-open on Tuesday 21st July, with limited opening hours initially of 10am-2pm.

Lawrence (pictured left with shop manager Heath Marsh-McLeod) says: “We wanted to help a couple of charity shops in the town with the screens to get them back up and running. Beverley Community Lift was first and loudest to shout, and here we are installing the screen.”

Meanwhile, BCL has received £250 from the Beverlonian Masonic Lodge, with another £250 in matched funds from the Freemans Charity Yorkshire North and East Riding, which will be used to buy essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for the transport charity’s services. This includes 30 plastic face visors for shop and passenger assistants, 120 reusable face masks for drivers and passengers, as well as hand sanitiser, gloves and wipes. 

BCL Manager Fiona Wales says: “We’re delighted to receive such support at this difficult time to help make our shop and vehicles safer. We have managed to keep some services going during the lockdown, such as shopping for some of our vulnerable clients, thanks to brilliant volunteers. We’d also like to thank the public for their donations for the charity shop. We have been inundated with stock, which will help fund our much-needed services.”


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