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Moneyweb's Charity Ball for Saint Catherine's Hospice (Scarborough)

Fundraising for Saint Catherine's Hospice (Scarborough)
£7,777
raised of £25,000 target
by 19 supporters
Moneyweb Charity Ball , 25 May 2024
We help adults with life limiting illnesses to improve their quality of life.

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Please support us and sponsor a table, donate an auction prize, or purchase a ticket and come along to this fantastic event raising money for St Catherine's Hospice, Scarborough.

We have decided we would like to raise funds for the following:

Refurbishment of St Catherine's Hospice carer/family room which is a central and integral service on the ward. This spacious room provides an opportunity for carers and family members to take some time out, away from the patient’s room, and perhaps meet other people who are experiencing a similar situation to themselves. It is a relaxed space with comfortable seating. They try to provide a ‘home’ feel where people can watch a bit of tv or listen to some music. There are facilities to have a hot drink/snack, read a book or just rest and relax with nice cushions and blankets. The dining table in the room extends so families can sit around a table and eat together. The room is divided into two areas, the second of which provides a space for children to play games, do a jigsaw or find a book. This area has a small outside space too, so it is a fabulous part of the hospice and a much used resource.

They would like to freshen up the room by painting the whole area, put in new carpet, put in new furniture and replace the soft furnishings. They would look at the lighting in the area too. The idea of this space is to make it comfortable, relaxed and homely, a place where people have the opportunity to just breathe, gather their thoughts and unwind.

They estimate the cost of the project to be circa £20,000 - £25,000.

The team at Saint Catherine's consists of highly-experienced professionals who provide specialist end of life care for adult patients (over the age of 18) with a terminal or life-limiting illness. These include doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, bereavement counsellors, social workers, complementary therapists, and spiritual care support. The hospice catering team provide outstanding meals to ensure patients’ nutritional and dietary needs are met. The hospice business support services provide the day-to-day functions required to run the hospice, for example, administration, IT support, finance, HR, estates management and maintenance, and the housekeeping team provide laundry and cleaning services for all areas of the hospice.

Their services can be accessed from the Hospice and in the Community (within a person’s own home). Whilst people are correct in our support of patients who have a cancer diagnosis, they also support patients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Motor Neurone disease, as well as illnesses such as liver disease and kidney disease. Their specialist care is often needed to help patients who have complex health needs.

The hospice and community services provide help for carers and family or friends who may need advice and support themselves with such things as how to help find calm, and manage fear or anxiety, how to have uncomfortable conversations about difficult and challenging situations, talk to and support children, or help deal with their loss of independence and self-identity as they support their loved one. The counselling team can offer strategies for coping and can help accompany patients, families and their carers through their difficulties and challenges, offering experienced and compassionate support. The services are designed to help support anyone who needs our help as quickly and as efficiently as we can. They are able to offer face-to-face sessions, group sessions or, alternatively, they can offer video-conferencing such as teams and zoom calls.

They cover a geographical area of 1600 square miles incorporating the following, and everything in between.

East Riding (as far as Bridlington and Driffield)

Ryedale (as far as Helmsley and Malton)

All areas within Scarborough

All areas within Whitby (up to the border of Teesside)

All of their areas are supported by a highly dedicated team of volunteers, who undertake a wide variety of roles either in the hospice or in one of their 12 shops located in:

Bridlington, Driffeld, Filey, Helmsley, Hunmanby, Malton, Pickering, Scarborough x 4, and Whitby

They could not accomplish what they do without the help of their wonderful volunteers, their support and commitment provide a cost saving to the hospice of over £1 million/year.

Over the last 8 months they have been adapting their wellbeing services which aims to keep people as well as we can, for as long as we can, and reaching out into the community and rural areas to ensure as many people as possible have access to care and support they need.

About the charity

Saint Catherine's Hospice is an adult hospice, based in Scarborough, serving the Scarborough, Ryedale and East Yorkshire areas- with specialist palliative care for adults, with progressive, incurable diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, & heart failure.

Donation summary

Total raised
£7,777.00
+ £603.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£5,590.00
Offline donations
£2,187.00

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