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Saint Catherine’s Launches Sunflower Memories Appeal 2021

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Saint Catherine’s Launches Sunflower Memories Appeal 2021

April 12th 2021

As we move through Spring, we are delighted to be launching our Sunflower Memories Appeal once more.

It takes a community to make a hospice and with your support, we can continue to be there for patients and their families when they need us the most – together we are Saint Catherine’s.

Featuring in this year’s appeal is Lindsay Mason, of Hunmanby, who has shared her story of how Saint Catherine’s cared for her mum Carol before she passed away in February last year.

Lindsay said: “Myself and my family are so thankful and have such gratitude for the services the hospice provides. As a family we certainly didn’t ever imagine we would be using their services one day, but we’re so thankful to have such an amazing facility on our doorstep, serving the community with such care, compassion and dignity through the most difficult of times.”

The appeal has been mailed out to regular supporters – anyone who has not received a pack and would like to get involved can email or pick one up at any of our 11 charity shops.

During the coming weeks, sunflower baubles will be displayed in the shop windows, featuring dedications to loved ones, messages of support or a simple thank you to someone special.

There will be a selection of sunflower-themed items for sale, such as limited edition pin badges and metal sunflowers for the garden (£10 plus £5 P&P, or click and collect available), for sale online at with the garden sunflowers also available in the charity shops from the week commencing April 19.

Susan Stephenson, communications and marketing manager, said: “It has been a year like no other – and a particularly difficult winter as we have faced the ongoing challenges of COVID-19.

“Now as we move into spring, and hopefully towards a brighter future, we would be really grateful if you choose to support this year’s Sunflower Memories Appeal. On behalf of all of us here at Saint Catherine’s, thank you so much for your support – it is truly appreciated.”

To run all of Saint Catherine’s services it costs around £5.5 million a year, with only a third of the funding available from the NHS. We rely on the generosity of our community to ensure we can raise the remainder and continue to provide much-needed care.

To make a donation, go to

You can also donate over the phone by calling (01723) 378406 or send a cheque, payable to Saint Catherine’s Hospice Trust, to: Sunflower Memories Appeal, Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Throxenby Lane, Scarborough, YO12 5RE.

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