Members of a masonic lodge in Bridlington have donated £880 towards patient care at Saint Catherine’s.
The ladies from Lodge St Mary’s Priory No. 253 held a number of events throughout their fundraising year, which starts and ends every November.
Events included a grand raffle with over 50 prizes donated by local businesses, coffee mornings, a ‘handbags and glad rags’ sale plus a pie and pea lunch featuring a singer.
Most events are held at the Masonic Hall in Bridlington and the remainder take place at members’ homes.
Following a tour of the hospice, Lodge Worshipful Master Val Ward said: “It’s a beautiful place…such a tranquil environment – I’m really impressed with it. I think the work everyone does here is awesome.”
Val added that having worked in healthcare for most of her life, she was aware of the funding challenges faced by hospices.
In the case of Saint Catherine’s, it takes £5.5 million a year to run all of the charity’s 16 services. Only around a third of this comes from NHS funding, which means that to raise the remaining £3.7 million, Saint Catherine’s relies on the support and generosity of the local community.
To find out more about Saint Catherine’s services in Bridlington, call (01723) 351421.
If you would like to get involved in fundraising, call East Yorkshire area fundraiser Simon Brass on 01723 378406. To find out more about Saint Catherine’s services in Bridlington: 01723 351421.