WATCH: TV celebrity Brendan Sheerin urges you to do a Sunrise Walk and help much-loved charity Saint Catherine's

TV personality Brendan Sheerin has urged people up and down the Yorkshire coast to take on a Sunrise Walk and raise much-needed cash for Saint Catherine's.

Friday, 18th September 2020, 2:13 pm
Updated Friday, 18th September 2020, 2:16 pm

This year, the charity's annual Sunrise Walk is in a different format, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The popular event, which last year attracted around 400 people, is usually held on a set date during September and features a 6.5-mile walk around the North and South bays in Scarborough.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing safety guidelines, it is not possible to hold a group event this year.

Brendan Sheerin pictured on the 2018 Sunrise Walk.

Instead, Saint Catherine’s is inviting supporters to do their own Sunrise Walk, with family or friends, at a location of their choice, on any day during the month of September.

The charity offers its services across a large area along the Yorkshire Coast and inland into Ryedale and Driffield.

Brendan is best known for the Channel 4 reality travel series Coach Trip, and has appeared in panto and on other TV series. He was formerly the entertainments manager at Scarborough Spa, and lived here for many years until moving to Spain.

As Brendan says on the video, which you can see with this story: "You can walk, you can run, you can even swim or cycle, whatever you want to do, as long as you celebrate this wonderful sunrise and remember those lovely, dear, dear friends and loved ones who have gone before us."

He also mentions the offer that the Harbour Bar in Scarborough is running: a free ice cream for all who do their own Sunrise Walk.

Susan Stephenson, communications and marketing manager, said: “We might be walking apart this year, but we are still united together with the aim of supporting patient care at Saint Catherine’s."

How to take part in the Sunrise Walk 2020

If you would like to take part, register online HERE.If you are unable to register online, call (01723) 378406 or email [email protected] to let us know you are taking part.

There is no sign-up fee, but participants can make a donation when registering for an amount of their choice. There is also the option to request a fundraising pack and sponsor forms if you would like to raise sponsorship. People are also welcome to set up their own, personal online fundraising page.

Everyone taking part is asked to ensure they follow the latest government guidelines on social distancing.

If you have raised funds for Saint Catherine’s by taking part, get in touch afterwards with your total by calling (01723) 378406 or emailing [email protected]

The Scarborough News and its sister titles are raising money and awareness for Saint Catherine's this year, with our Helping Hand campaign. You can find out more and donate HERE.