Brid caravan park’s boost for hospice

Presenting the cheque ... Elizabeth Boyland, Janet Padwick, Sue Sugdon, Penny Campbell, Brenda Quarmby, park manager Nigel Guy,  Jean Reddington and Sally Robson.
Presenting the cheque ... Elizabeth Boyland, Janet Padwick, Sue Sugdon, Penny Campbell, Brenda Quarmby, park manager Nigel Guy, Jean Reddington and Sally Robson.

A HOSPICE has received a donation of £1696.40 raised by staff at a caravan park.

Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough, received the money on Wednesday October 3 from Fir Tree Caravan Park, Jewison Lane, Bridlington.

The park has raised the money over the summer through a wide range of activities including a fun day and sales of sunflower badges and calendars for the hospice.

Penny Campbell, fund-raiser for Saint Catherine’s Hospice, said: “The staff at Fir Tree, including the managers Nigel Kay and Eamon Parkin, have been so supportive this summer.

“The community are so generous and support like this is vital for the local hospice, which receives less than 18% of its income from the Government.”

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

There are two designated general palliative care beds in Bridlington Wolds Unit and a Saint Catherine’s consultant spends two sessions per week at Bridlington.