Hospice charity appeal generates £30,000

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A hospice’s charity appeal has generated £30,000 of much-needed donations after donors were invited to attend the switching on of the lights on seven different Christmas trees.

Saint Catherine Hospice’s Light up a Life appeal saw seven Christmas trees, including one at Bridlington Sports and Community Club, lit up in splendour to represent the lives of loved ones last Tuesday.

Debbie Kay, hospice fund raiser, said: “Every light on our seven trees represents the life of someone special,

“We are so grateful for the donations people have given which are an incredibly important contribution towards the cost of running patient services.

“The money raised will help us continue our work, not only with our patients but also with their families.”

David Marshall, Director of Funding Development, added his thanks.

He said: “We hold services throughout the huge area we cover because we believe it is really important to give everyone the opportunity to come together in their own community to reflect and remember.

“We have such tremendous support from Bridlington, Driffield, Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Ryedale and all the places in between.

“We owe thanks to so many people who work tirelessly throughout the year to support our work.”

The hospice is still taking donations for the appeal which can be made by phoning 01723 378406.