The Beverley Building Society will be open for the Beverley Food Festival on Sunday 2 October, the team will be participating in the festival by baking home-made cakes and treats in return for donations in aid of charity partner, Action Duchenne.
The food festival is free to attend and held in The Marketplace, there will be over one hundred stalls selling local produce, the cookery theatre marquee features seven local chefs, as well as street entertainment and music.
As the Head of Operations at the Beverley Building Society, Lesley Wegg’s son, Ashley was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2014 and Lesley has become a Trustee of Action Duchenne. Lesley said:
Our team will be working hard this week to prepare cakes for Sunday. The food festival is always a very busy day in Beverley and we hope that people will pop-in for tasty treats as all proceeds will be donated to Action Duchenne, which is researching a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The Building Society is celebrating its 150th Anniversary, supporting Action Duchenne throughout the year with a variety of fundraising initiatives including skydiving and zip wire challenges, the Great North Run and a 119KM bike ride. So far we have raised over £19,000.
The event on Sunday will be officially opened at 10am by the Mayor of Beverley, Cllr Robert Begnett and Britain’s Got Talent Semi Finalists ‘The Garnett Sisters’ will also be entertaining the crowds.