The Yorkshire Post says: A modest hero. 103-year-old poppy seller’s lifetime of service
THERE WILL be countless war veterans who owe a debt of gratitude to Ernest Carr, Britain’s oldest poppy seller, who has died at the venerable age of 103. Born during the Great War, he was a modest hero who was honoured with the French Légion d’Honneur for his role in the D-Day landings.
Curry and Chaat raises a spicy £240 for Mental Health Foundation
A Curry and Chaat fundraiser by Yorkshire Post Media staff today raised a spicy £240 for The Mental Health Foundation as part of Mental Health Awareness Week..
Leeds Samaritan volunteer heads to palace for royal birthday bash
Three Samaritans volunteers from the Yorkshire and Humberside region will be joining their fellow volunteers from across the UK (39 volunteers in total) and will be donning their posh frocks and suits, for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday bash on Tuesday, May 22.
Dedicated school’s volunteer Geraldine Foley has been named the North of England’s Schools Volunteer of the Year by the NSPCC for their Childhood Champion Awards – devised to recognise the dedication and commitment of the charity’s volunteers across the UK.
Leeds firm raises £3,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Barrister and President of the Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society, Leila Benyounes from Parklane Plowden Chambers, has visited the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Nostell Air Support Unit to present the air ambulance crew with a cheque for £3,000.