Hospice supporters have real star quality

SUBMITTED  Some of the Stars in Their Eyes contestants who took part in the annual Saint catherines organised competition at Scarborough Rugby Club.
SUBMITTED Some of the Stars in Their Eyes contestants who took part in the annual Saint catherines organised competition at Scarborough Rugby Club.

A STAR-STUDDED night at Scarborough Rugby Club proved a big hit for St Catherine’s Hospice.

The Stars in Their Eyes event was a sell-out for the second year running and raised an impressive £1,831.88.

The night was organised by hospice physiotherapist Lucy Fettes, who was delighted at how it went.

She said: “It was a fantastic night enjoyed by everyone and I’m hugely grateful for all the help, before and on the night.

“Everyone was very generous in their support of St Catherine’s Hospice and this is certainly reflected in the total raised.”

The guests were entertained by 11 acts all dressed as famous artists.

These included Freddie Mercury, Wham, Shirley Bassey, Amy Winehouse, Billy Connolly, Bloodhound Gang, Matt Munroe, Nick Kershaw, Dolly Parton and the winners were Tim Osborne and Stevie Chambers as Robbie Williams and Johnnie Wilks.

All of the acts were presented by Matthew Kelly AKA Jez Pratt.

Lucy would like to thank all of the acts, Jez Pratt, Pete Sawyers, Rob Webb, Qdos Entertainment and Scarborough Rugby Club.

It was primarily a soundalike contest, but entrants were encouraged to dress up as the star they were emulating.

St Catherine’s Hospice cares for people with progressive, incurable diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, heart failure and lung disease.

The hospice provides pain relief, symptom control, respite care and ultimately allows the patient to die with dignity in a secure and comfortable environment.

It is the hospice’s aim that all those with such a disease should have the resources to live as fully and as comfortably as possible and, when the time comes, to provide the best end of life care possible.

Services include a day hospice, out-patients, in-patient care, a neurological community nurse specialist, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and bereavement support, chaplaincy and social work.