Christmas comes early at hospice

.ST Caths Hospice Christmas fair...Chris Whitfield,Richard Barwick,Vera Lowery  Pic Richard Ponter 144515a
.ST Caths Hospice Christmas fair...Chris Whitfield,Richard Barwick,Vera Lowery Pic Richard Ponter 144515a

Generous supporters helped Saint Catherine’s Hospice raise thousands of pounds at the annual Christmas fair.

Hundreds of people flocked to the popular event, which raised £5,437 for patient care.

Hospice fundraiser Penny Campbell said the event had been one of Saint Catherine’s busiest ever.

“We’re so grateful to everyone who turned out to support us and to all our fabulous volunteers,” she said. “People were very generous and we will put their donations to very good use, supporting families when they need us most.”

The hospice’s next big family-friendly event is the Santa Dash – a 1.5-mile sprint or saunter along the seafront in Filey on December 7.