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February 21st 2019

Selby Hands of Hope has unveiled a list of events to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The charity has a number of events lined up for the year ahead culminating in a ball at Selby Abbey.

Other events planned for 2019 include and Abbey to Abbey walk, a race night and various sporting events.

Chairman of SHOH, Richard Singh, said his mum Wendy, who founded the charity, had planned for a ball to mark the occasion.

Richard said: “Mum always planned for the 10th SHOH Anniversary Ball to be a major event. The Oscars were mentioned, as was Hollywood, along with a venue fitting to host such an occasion.

With all of this in mind, I wanted a venue that had the wow factor and would capture the attention of everyone. There was one venue that we wanted for a number of years but held off with our 1oth anniversary in mind. I approached The Reverend Canon John Weetman at Selby Abbey to discuss our requirements and ask if it would be possible to hold such an event. He could not have been more accommodating, and we were delighted to confirm the booking within 10 minutes of the meeting.

“We knew this was going to be a special event for both the charity and Selby, but we were blown away by the interest as it sold out within 8 hours of being posted on social media.

“We have 290 people attending with another 53 people on the waiting list, which is brilliant. We have used mainly businesses within the Selby District as we attempt to showcase the skills and talents in our area.”

Other events the charity has planned for the year include: world’s biggest pub quiz on March 5 at the Malt Shovel Pub, a race night on April 13, a golf day on May 24, a cricket match on June 9, the Abbey to Abbey walk on June 29-30 and their annual football match at Christmas.

Selby Hands of Hope still have tickets available for the Race Night and can be purchased from the charity’s shop on Gowthorpe.

SHOH have 20 people signed up for the Abbey to Abbey walk but welcome more.

The walk will be over two days from Kirkstall Abbey to Selby Abbey covering a distance of approximately 35 miles, participants can walk either day or both, or even meet the team for the final leg.

For more information or to register your interest in any of the events contact Richard by email to

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