Community comes together through fundraising events

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EVERY year thousands of people support the hospice by taking part in a wide variety of events.

Many are annual campaigns which have grown to become highlights on the hospice’s fundraising calendar and attracts men, women and children of all ages.

n TAKE a step forward to raise money through the hospice’s annual Midnight Walk.

2011 will the see the fourth moonlit walk taking place in Scarborough on Saturday September 10 and is set to see hundreds of children and adults lace up their footwear in this popular appeal.

The 6.5 mile circular route, which starts from the hospice in Throxenby Lane and goes along the Marine Drive and seafront, was completed by 785 walkers last year who pledged a massive £62,632 towards patient care at the hospice.

Organiser Penny Campbell said: “It was an inspirational evening and the whole atmosphere was just buzzing.

A pram gang taking part in the St Catherines Hospice Santa Dash, from the Sands to the Toll House  104998x  pic by Andrew Higgins  12/12/10    in News

A pram gang taking part in the St Catherines Hospice Santa Dash, from the Sands to the Toll House 104998x pic by Andrew Higgins 12/12/10 in News

“We’re hugely grateful to everyone who took part and to all the helpers, our sponsors and the staff at the Harbour Bar.”

n SUPPORTERS can ho-ho-hop, skip, walk, run and even scoot along in a family fun Christmas campaign.

The Santa Dash is exactly that - people dress up in santa suits provided by the hospice and speed on foot along Marine Drive.

Prospective santas - with families in tow - will be lining up along the seafront on Sunday December 11 for the 1.5 mile run.

Drop Folder News/ ATEX News. Pic Kevin Allen.'St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk 2010.'Jo Green (left) and Helen Stear from Lawrence House Medical Centre.'103664j

Drop Folder News/ ATEX News. Pic Kevin Allen.'St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk 2010.'Jo Green (left) and Helen Stear from Lawrence House Medical Centre.'103664j

For more information and to register please contact Lousie Leah in fundraising on (01723) 378406

n ST CATHERINE’S Hospice proved they were flipping good winners in the Pancake Day Races.

Dame David Marshall - aka director of funding development - and Jester Louise Leah of the fundraising team, stormed ahead on the obstacle course to earn a place at the top of the table with 55 points.

14 local businesses took part in the event with collections going towards the hospice.

Mr Marshall said: “We’re overwhelmed! I think we got extra points for skipping along and not falling over.

“The support has been tremendous and we’ll be back next year.”