Beal Homes Fun Day raises funds for Humber Rescue

A Family Fun Day for Beal Homes staff, along with fundraising at the house builder’s developments, has helped to raise £500 so far this year for Humber Rescue.

The Family Fun Day was held at Hull YPI on Chanterlands Avenue for Beal Homes’ 150 strong team as celebration of and recognition for their hard work in 2015 – Beal has sold 171 homes already and anticipates completing 180 properties by the end of the year.

“It was a great day with lots happening, including a hog roast, rodeo bull, hot dog contest, birds of prey handling, rides and a bouncy castle,” said Beal Homes’ sales and marketing director Sue Waudby.“Thanks to all our team who kindly made a donation for Humber Rescue too.”

Local house builder Beal Homes is supporting Humber Rescue, the independent charity responsible for the provision of a fast-response rescue boat on the rivers of the Humber Estuary.

Beal Homes’ headquarters at Hessle are not far from Humber Rescue’s boathouse, which is on the Humber foreshore beneath the Bridge’s north tower, and Beal Homes has pledged to raise money for the charity from events and collection boxes in its marketing suites.

Humber Rescue provides around the clock rescue service for incidents over 540 square miles of the region’s rivers, including the Trent, Ouse, Hull and Humber. Each year Humber Rescue attends around one hundred call outs with its volunteer crew exchanging leisure, comfort and sleep for cold, wet and fatigue.

However, Humber Rescue is dependent on donations from the public, fund raising events and the generosity of local businesses to maintain its service. Funds raised by Beal Homes will go towards boathouse and boat maintenance, which costs about £60K a year, and fuel for the boat which uses between £100 to £200 of fuel for each call out.

Charity Bike Ride

Humber Rescue is undertaking a 150 mile Charity Bike Ride starting out from its Humber Bridge boat house on Thursday, October 15, to the base of another independent lifeboat station at Mundelesley on the Norfolk Coast. Covering approximately 60 miles per day the Humber Rescue team hope to reach their destination on Saturday, October 17, where they will be greeted by the lifeboat crew there.To support their challenge you can visit the Humber Rescue website where there is a Paypal donation link or you can use the justtextgiving facility by texting HUMR35 with an amount to the number 70070.