Students at The Academy raise £173 for Saint Catherine's: Here's how you can follow their example and help the charity this year

Students at The Academy Hair and Beauty Training College in Roscoe Street, Scarborough, have raised a fantastic £173 for Saint Catherine’s.

Monday, 9th March 2020, 12:14 pm
Updated Monday, 9th March 2020, 12:14 pm

Why not follow their example and do something to help the Yorkshire coast charity this year - even if it's just dipping in your purse or wallet and donating?

The Scarborough News and its sister titles are backing the hospice with our Helping Hand appeal - and asking for your support.

The Academy students, who are studying Beauty Therapy Level 3, hosted two events where they offered beauty treatments in return for a donation.

Lisa Grattan (beauty lecturer) and Naomi Blades (Saint Catherines fundraising team leader) with students from The Academy

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Treatments on offer included mini facials, Indian head massage, manicures and pedicures. The students also organised a raffle, nibbles and drinks.

Lecturer Lisa Grattan said: “The students did a fantastic job. They are very motivated and really enjoyed working towards raising the money.”

For 35 years, Saint Catherine’s has provided vital support for people with terminal illnesses.

Services are provided across a 1,600 square mile area including Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Filey, Hunmanby, Bridlington and Driffield.

All of Saint Catherine’s services are provided free of charge, and only a third of its funding comes from NHS commissioners. This means that the charity needs to raise £11,000 every day to keep running its 16 specialist services.

And this year is a leap year - which means the hospice has extra cash to find.

Donating is easy: simply visit the Helping Hand campaign page on JustGiving HERE.

Or if you prefer, you can call 01723 378406 and make a donation.

For more details, see HERE.