30 May 2024

Kerry Key Foundation celebrates a decade of helping others

By Terry Bearpark

A charity is celebrating its 10th year of fundraising having given out donations of more than £133,000.

The Kerry Key Foundation was formed in 2013 after the death of Hedon woman Kerry Key (née Megson), who had fought breast cancer for seven years.

Her family and friends decided to honour her memory by forming the charity to help local families, individuals and other charities. They expected it to last for just a couple of years, but 10 years on it is still going strong, and has helped dozens of people over that time.

Its committee works tirelessly to organise fundraising events, from concerts to tea parties and charity balls to sponsored events and bike rides, finding support not only in South Holderness but further afield in Hull and Yorkshire.

As a small group of volunteers, they are justifiably proud of their achievements and are always happy to share their list of donations to anyone who wishes to see it.

Those who know of anyone locally in need of help, or would like to support the foundation’s work, can contact secretary Louise King on 07734 363970. The group also has a Facebook page – Kerry Key Foundation.