Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Tisha Merry – Coronation Street actress

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“Before my own family’s dealings with St Catherine’s I didn’t appreciate how much of what they do depends on local support.

“The amount of fundraising they have to do each year is incredible and they’ve got so many events going on!

“I’ll certainly be doing all I can to show my support as a ‘thank you’ for all they did for Granddad.”

David Moyes – Real Sociedad and former PNE, Everton and Manchester United manager

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“I applaud the effort and hard work done by all at St Catherine’s Hospice to assist the patients and families in their care.”

Mark Lawrenson – Former footballer and current football pundit

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“The services St Catherine’s provides are vital to our community – caring for local families who are going through extremely difficult times. I am proud to show my support for such a wonderful local charity.”

Mark Halsey – Former professional football referee

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“Having recovered from cancer myself I have the highest regard for those wonderful organisations that help people when the stunning news of a difficult medical diagnosis is given.  St Catherine’s looks after people in a remarkable way through highly trained staff who take the time and trouble to treat people through a personal and dignified approach.

I have no idea how they manage to raise the millions that they need each year but I do know that every donation, no matter how big or small, really does make a difference.

I consider it a privilege to put my own efforts behind them.”

Carl Fogarty MBE – Retired World Superbike Champion

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“St Catherine’s Hospice Care provides brilliant care to help people live with serious medical conditions.  They look after most patients in their own homes but also provide care at the Hospice overnight, for the day or for outpatient appointments.  I have seen their care first hand so I know how invaluable it is.

I can’t believe that they have to raise almost £5m a year for their services so it’s amazing that they have been around since 1985.  If St Catherine’s made motorbikes they’d definitely be world champions!”

Lord Howard of Lympne, Chair Hospice UK

Lord Howard“St Catherine’s Hospice provides excellent care for terminally ill patients and their families, whether in the hospice itself or supporting people in their own homes.

“Through its highly compassionate and holistic approach, hospice care supports people through all stages of living with a terminal illness and helps them to die with dignity and in peace. Hospice care also supports their families through very difficult times.

“Hospices could not exist without the support of their communities and it is thanks to the tremendous generosity of local people that St Catherine’s can continue to deliver its vital services.”

Bill Beaumont CBE, former England rugby union team captain

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“I am proud to be a patron of St Catherine’s Hospice – a charity which does such important work in Central Lancashire. The care they provide to patients and families at the hospice and in the community is exceptional and makes such a difference to those facing extremely difficult circumstances.

“St Catherine’s is only able to continue its good work thanks to the generosity of its fantastic supporters, who I hope will continue to fundraise and volunteer for this amazing charity to ensure its on-going survival into the future.”

Simon Grayson – Preston North End manager

Simon Grayson“I am delighted to be able to show my support for the fantastic work done by St Catherine’s Hospice. It is a venue that provides a vital service at a difficult time for families and individuals and on my visits to the Hospice I have seen first-hand the hard work being done on a 24/7, 365 basis.”