Baker watches donation rise

Saint Catherines Hospice have received a cash boost from the efforts of Phil Betteridge taking part in the Dragon Boat Challenge who is pictured presenting the matched cheque for �340 to Hospice Director of Funding Development David Marshall pictured left who also took part in the Dragon Boat Race.  Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114763'25/11/11

Saint Catherines Hospice have received a cash boost from the efforts of Phil Betteridge taking part in the Dragon Boat Challenge who is pictured presenting the matched cheque for �340 to Hospice Director of Funding Development David Marshall pictured left who also took part in the Dragon Boat Race. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114763'25/11/11

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A SCARBOROUGH supermarket baker needed a touch of water to create a successful fundraising recipe for Saint Catherine’s Hospice. Phil Betteridge, who works at Sainsbury’s in Falsgrave, took part in the Dragon Boat Racing at Wykeham Lakes in June this year and raised £170. Thanks to Sainsbury’s matched giving scheme, Local Heroes, Phil was able to double that donation, giving a total of £340 to the charity. Saint Catherine’s director of funding development, David Marshall, was among those taking part in the Dragon Boat Racing day and thanked Phil for the donation. “It was a great, fun day out and a very enjoyable way to raise money,” he said.

“We were very grateful to Phil and the team for making Saint Catherine’s their chosen charity.

“Every penny raised for Saint Catherine’s through events like this is vital to us and goes towards funding the care that we provide to the community.” The Dragon Boat Racing Day was organised by the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers and saw 20 teams competing in races.

Sainsbury’s store manager Rob Brookes said: ‘We are very proud to have colleagues that are so dedicated to helping out in the local community. Phil is an inspiration to us all.”