Where there’s a will there’s hospice cash

Solicitors from across the area raised �16,665 for St Catherine's.
Solicitors from across the area raised �16,665 for St Catherine's.

A successful appeal to support Saint Catherine’s has raised more than £16,000.

Firms of solicitors from across North Yorkshire took part in Make a Will Week, when they drew up simple wills free of charge in return for a donation to the hospice.

Taking part in the local area were Pinkney Grunwells in Scarborough and Hunmanby; Thorpe and Co in Scarborough and Filey; and in Scarborough Longstaff and Midgley, and Tubbs and Co.

The final total raised for patient care was £16,665.

Hospice fundraiser Debbie Kay said they were delighted that the annual appeal had raised so much during Saint Catherine’s 30th year.

She said: “We’re so grateful to the solicitors who support this appeal and helped us raise such a fantastic sum to support the families who need us.”

Alison Jeffels, from Pinkney Grunwells, said they had been happy to help.

She said: “It gives us a real sense of achievement to see how much has been raised to help a local charity.”

Make a Will Week will be held again next year from 18 April.

Money donated through legacies also forms a vital part of fundraising for Saint Catherine’s. The generosity of people who leave money to the hospice in their wills helps the hospice to provide services over a wide area.

The initial launch of the new Hospice at Home service in Scarborough and Filey was only possible thanks to people who left money to Saint Catherine’s.