New fundraiser at Saint Catherine’s

A new face has joined the busy fundraising team at Saint Catherine’s in Scarborough.

Debbie Jewison, affectionately known as DJ, spends most of her time out and about in the community, encouraging support for the charity’s lottery and Friends scheme.

The weekly lottery’s top prize is £1,500 and the rollover can reach £20,000.

In the Friends scheme, supporters make a monthly donation. The regular income helps provide a stable foundation for the hospice.

Friends can add a leaf to a Tree of Life in the quiet room or chapel. Some people put their name on, some add a message of support, others do it in memory of a loved one.

Debbie says: “I will be visiting local businesses, our charity shops, shopping precincts, events and fairs within our 1,600 square mile radius, so please come and see me, to talk about supporting local community care”.

* Shipton jewellers recently ran a treasure hunt around the town centre in aid of the hospice.

The Diamond Rush featured £6,000 worth of jewellery as prizes, said the company.

Fundraiser Nicky Grunwell added: “Saint Catherine’s is close to the heart of the team at Shiptons after one of their colleagues passed away in the hospice earlier in the year”.

* McCain Foodservice has donated £1,720 and some herbs to the hospice. The money was raised from donations by customers who wanted to pay for free samples being given out at an event in Marlow.

* Jackie Blower is the first person to win the hospice lottery since the stake was raised to £2. She won £1,500.