Fundraisers’ efforts add up to £20,000

Pictured receiving a cheque is David Marshall, centre, Director of Funding Development at St Catherines Hospice, with, 3rd left, Steve Chambers, Clive Welburn, Paul Mintoft, Mark Gay, Tim Osbourne (Joint compere with Steve Chambers) and other members of band and chorus. Submitted picture
Pictured receiving a cheque is David Marshall, centre, Director of Funding Development at St Catherines Hospice, with, 3rd left, Steve Chambers, Clive Welburn, Paul Mintoft, Mark Gay, Tim Osbourne (Joint compere with Steve Chambers) and other members of band and chorus. Submitted picture

TWO sell-out “Rat Pack” concerts have helped a group of Scarborough fundraisers reach an impressive £20,000 milestone.

The event at Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall, raised £3,150 for Saint Catherine’s Hospice.

The shows featured Mark Gay as Frank Sinatra, Paul Mintoft as Dean Martin, Tim Osbourne as Peter Lawford, Clive Welburn as Joey Bishop, Steve Chambers as Sammy Davis Jnr.

They were joined by Jim Taylor on guitar and vocals, Catherine Gay on vocals, Cloughton Ladies Chorus and the Julie Hatton dancers, with support from the Cloughton Village Fund Committee.

Other fundraisers by the same group have included four Mick Readman Memorial Cricket Matches, which raised £10,000 for Cloughton Cricket Club, as well as the same amount for the hospice.

Dawn Readman, who lost her husband Mick in Saint Catherine’s in 2007 and Paul Mintoft, whose mum died in the hospice, have been the main driving forces behind the fundraisers’ efforts.