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Steve left ‘astounded’ by £11,500 hospice lottery win

June 22nd 2020

A retired Scarborough hotelier said he was ‘astounded’ to win an £11,500 rollover on the Saint Catherine’s lottery. Steve Flint, 74, has been playing the lottery since it started in 1998 – and this is his second memorable win. He explained: “I had a big win a few years ago of £2,000 and spent it […]



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Saint Catherine’s secures Great North Run places for rescheduled event in 2021

June 17th 2020

Saint Catherine’s will roll over all its Great North Run places to 2021, following the cancellation of this year’s event. The Great North Run, one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, was due to take place on Sunday 13 September. It has now been rescheduled to Sunday September 12, 2021. The event helps […]



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Gary cycles on through the storm to raise funds

June 17th 2020

A huge thank you to Gary Powell who cycled 500 MILES in just 5 days last week – in some shocking weather!  Gary cycled for well over seven hours every day – rain or shine – to raise money for patient care in memory of his beloved mum. He covered some scenic local routes, taking […]



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Sunflower Memories Appeal 2020

June 15th 2020

As we move from Spring to Summer, we are delighted to be launching our Sunflower Memories Appeal once more. This year, facing the challenge of COVID-19 has brought uncertain and difficult times for everyone and we do hope you are keeping safe and well. Despite these difficult times our staff have continued to provide outstanding […]



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A special message for Volunteers’ Week 2020

June 1st 2020

Volunteers’ Week is taking place from 1-7 June, which is an annual event and chance to say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. At Saint Catherine’s, we have around 550 volunteers, who help with roles across the whole organisation – including in our shops, gardens, in-patient unit, fundraising offices, […]



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eBay launches Big Charity Sell to help raise funds

May 29th 2020

This week has seen the launch of eBay’s Big Charity Sell to support charities raise vital funds. The campaign is calling on the nation to declutter and sell their unwanted items on the online marketplace, opting for up to 100% of the proceeds to be donated directly to a charity of their choice. How does […]



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Cyclist to mark 65th birthday with 500-mile bike ride

May 21st 2020

A Scarborough cyclist who celebrated his 65th birthday in lockdown will mark the occasion with a mammoth biking fundraiser. Gary Powell, of Scalby Road, will be cycling 500 miles over the course of five days, starting on Monday June 8. Gary said: “As well as celebrating a big birthday, I wanted to raise much-needed funds […]



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Medical director’s cycle challenge

May 12th 2020

Our medical director Sarah Callin and her family have been taking part in a lockdown cycling challenge in aid of patient care! The Callin family have been cycling (and exercise biking!) the equivalent mileage of the Blackpool to Scarborough Coast to Coast to raise much-needed funds. Sarah said the aim was ‘keeping the troops entertained, […]



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International Nurses Day 2020 – thank you!

May 12th 2020

Today we say thank you to all the incredible nurses out there – and in particular our hospice nurses who are working day and night to provide outstanding end-of-life care. As today (May 12) is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who founded modern nursing and pioneered infection control, a special event […]



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Scarborough mum, 28, braves the shave!

May 11th 2020

A Scarborough mum has taken her lockdown ‘home haircut’ to the extreme to raise funds for patient care at Saint Catherine’s. Chloe Hall, of Flixton, decided to let her children and husband shave her head in a bid to raise £500 for Saint Catherine’s – but the current total now stands at over £700. Full-time-mum […]



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