HDM February Stories


This month’s theatre production at Floral Hall is Wizard of Oz.

The show will be available to see from 17th until the 30th February at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £6 for concessions.


A charity concert will be held at Floral Hall to raise money for Hornsea Nursery School and Rotary Club charities.

Tre Amici will be the headlining act with support from other locals.

The event takes place on Friday 26th February and doors open at 6.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from Vernon Gallery, Floral Hall Café and Box Office.compare.


Beverly Road

A Led Zeppelin tribute band will be playing at O’Rileys to raise money for charity.

All of the profits made on the night will go to KIDS which is a charity that supports local disabled children and their families.

The event will take place on Friday 5th February at 7pm until 11.45pm.

Entry fees cost £5 in advance or £10 on the door.

Tickets are available from KIDS office, O’Rileys, Disc Discovery and Hull Box office or you can call Claire Hook on 07821004815.


News Story 1

Hull Girl Plans to Skydive for Charity


Katie North

A student from Hull has signed up to go skydiving to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice.

Katie North, who studies at Leeds Beckett University, decided to get involved with the charity’s skydiving event after they visited and asked students for their help. The 19 year old was already looking for ways to help out charities, to improve her CV for her future, and when she found this opportunity she thought it was perfect for her.

Ms North said: ‘I thought why not do a skydive because it’s a more entertaining way to raise money’.

The Leeds charity often holds several skydiving events, as well as other fundraisers, throughout the year to help fund their care for people with life limiting illnesses. Target Skysports is the main skydiving company the charity team up with, who are based at Hibaldstow in North Lincolnshire.

To raise awareness, Katie North said: ‘I’ve put a link on Facebook, i’ll be using word of mouth and I’ve got a link on Virgin Money so people can donate online’.

The aim for Katie North is to raise £350 for her skydive that takes place on the 9th March. However, not enough people have made donations yet and she still needs to raise £235 for the charity in the next two months.

Ms North said this isn’t the only charitable thing she wants to do, and she is still on the hunt to help and raise money for other charities.

‘I want to do more volunteering work, I don’t necessarily know which charities I would be doing it for’.

To help and make a donation, visit m.virginmoneygiving.com and search for Katie North.

Or to get involved with the fundraising event, visit www.st-gemma.co.uk/skydives and book your skydive. There are a limited number of places for the event dates, and once you book your place the charity will send you a sponsor pack which tells you what to do.




News Story 2

Indulge Cafe Feed the Homeless


A cafe attempted to spread their Christmas cheer feeding homeless people, in Hull, for their first time ever.

Indulge cafe, located on Princess Avenue, decided to help the homeless in the city on Tuesday 22nd December. Their plan was to feed people, from 1pm until 2pm, a free hot meal and a drink. However not as many people showed up as they expected, possibly due to them organising the day last minute and the lack of advertising.

Indulge’s staff member Mia Baricer, 27, who came up with the idea said:

‘I just thought it would be a nice thing to do at Christmas and we’ve seen other places have obviously done it, and I thought if it worked out it would be something we could do every year but not that many people turned up’.

‘We’ve had lots of shares on Facebook, but it’s not been advertised as much and obviously homeless people don’t have Facebook so many people wouldn’t have known about it’.

Although only a small amount of people turned up to the cafe for their free meals, Indulge still made a difference to the city. The event brought to light Hull’s selfless residents, as a lot of people wanted to help. Many people made offers to go into the cafe and help them serve the food. Someone even went in and donated lots of hats and scarfs for the staff members to give to the homeless for warmth.

Ms Baricer said that the leftovers from the day will be sent to homeless people afterwards, so nothing goes to waste. Indulge Cafe’s team are planning on doing the event on a bigger scale next year, and they want to carry on feeding homeless people every year. Mia Baricer said that they will advertise themselves more next year, to spread the word about what they’re doing to help those in need.