Hospice: Another year of generosity - many thanks

As we approach Christmas and the New Year, I wanted to thank everyone who has supported Saint Catherine’s Hospice during 2014.

The prevailing economic climate has meant that this has again been a difficult year for many individuals and businesses and that makes the support you have shown for your hospice all the more amazing. You prove time and time again just how important your hospice is to you.

Local people, businesses and organisations have raised money for the hospice in many, many different ways. You have done everything from car boot sales to running marathons and jumping from planes – and everything in between, all making a valuable contribution to the £5.4m we need to raise each year to provide our care.

From all the patients and families we support and all the staff and volunteers at the hospice, we say a huge thank you to you all.

Thanks to your generosity we provide care to more than 2,000 people a year across the 1,600 square mile area that we cover – right across Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Hunmanby, Driffield, Ryedale and Whitby.

Over the past year we have looked to develop our services.

Aside from continuing to provide in and out-patient care, neurology support, bereavement support and day care, we have also been working on our new hospice at home service. We are excited about launching this new pilot project in January because we know it will make a big difference to patients who want to remain at home with support.

We have also continued our work with local care homes so that residents receive good palliative care.

On behalf of everyone at Saint Catherine’s Hospice I give my thanks to each and every one of you and send you our very best wishes at Christmas time.

David Marshall

Director of Funding Development

Saint Catherine’s Hospice