Hospice supporters rally round

Solicitors present St Catherines Hospice with a cheque.Left to Right Fiona Mullane,St Caths Lee Barker,Paul Midgley,James Chadwick,Dawn Plant St Caths Ian Westmoreland,Lorraine Burnett.Picture Richard Ponter 133612

Solicitors present St Catherines Hospice with a cheque.Left to Right Fiona Mullane,St Caths Lee Barker,Paul Midgley,James Chadwick,Dawn Plant St Caths Ian Westmoreland,Lorraine Burnett.Picture Richard Ponter 133612

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Kind-hearted supporters have been helping St Catherine’s Hospice in a number of different ways.

Solicitors from the Scarborough area and beyond have handed over a cheque for £18,005 following a hugely successful Make a Will Week.

David Marshall, director of funding development, said: “Solicitors kindly give their expertise free of charge during Make a Will Week in return for clients making a donation to the hospice.

“Thank you to everyone who took part and if you didn’t take advantage this year, please bear it in mind for next.”

One lucky supporter has scooped the £3,000 top prize in Saint Catherine’s Hospice’s Summer Draw.

Florence Showers was the owner of the £1 lucky ticket when the draw was made.

She lives in Scarborough and says she plans to treat the rest of her family from her winnings.

Mrs Showers said: “I am delighted to have won such a great prize and I will sharing my good fortune with my family.

“I think St Catherine’s Hospice provides a wonderful service to all those who require care and I support them whenever I can.”

Her late husband George was cared for in the hospice prior to his death four years ago as was Mrs Showers’ sister-in-law.

The hospice holds a special prize draw twice a year – in the summer and at Christmas, with a £3,000 jackpot on offer each time.

This is in addition to its weekly lottery, which has a top prize of £1,000, a £200 rollover which, if it is not won, can “roll over” up to as much as a guaranteed £5,000 and other prizes of £50 for third, £25 for fourth and fifty £10 prizes.

Lottery co-ordinator Christine Craig said: “It was really nice to be able to tell Mrs Showers that she had won and she said the news came out of the blue.

“She is one of our loyal supporters and we are very grateful to them. If anyone would like a lottery number they are available and they can just give us a call.”

To find out more call (01723) 356028.

Further support has come from Peter Grainger, the Provincial Grand Primo for the Scarborough and East Yorkshire Branch of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, who has kindly chosen Saint Catherine’s Hospice to be the charity for his year in office. Peter has been a member of the “Buffs” since 1970 and every week they meet up from the seven lodges based in Scarborough, Bridlington and Driffield. Fundraiser Penny Campbell said the hospice is delighted to have been chosen and that they’re looking forward to helping Peter with forthcoming events.