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

From the cobbles to St Catherine’s…Tisha Merry becomes new hospice patron

Tisha Merry 2We’re delighted to announce that former Coronation Street actress Tisha Merry has become a new hospice patron.

Tisha, who played Bistro waitress Steph Britton for four years, has taken up the role as part of her commitment to supporting St Catherine’s after we cared for her late grandfather.

Earlier this month she and fellow Corrie stars took part in the hospice’s Moonlight and Memories Walk and she also attended the charity’s annual Yellow Day garden fete in June.

Now she has formalised her commitment to the hospice by becoming an official charity patron, alongside sports stars Mark Lawrenson and Bill Beaumont.

Tisha, who grew up close to the hospice, said: “I’m really excited to become a patron of such a wonderful local charity, whose work is extremely close to my heart.

“The care they gave to not only my granddad, but all of the family, was so important and gave us precious time together. Supporting St Catherine’s is my way of helping families to access the same priceless care which can make all the difference when facing such a difficult and emotional time.

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“I’m proud to be associated with such a well-respected and well-loved local charity, and am really looking forward to working together more in the future to promote and celebrate hospice care and the work of St Catherine’s.”

Stephen Greenhalgh, St Catherine’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Tisha on board as a patron and extremely grateful to her for all of her support so far.

“It was fantastic to welcome her and her Coronation Street friends to the Moonlight and Memories Walk – they added to the buzz which always surrounds this extra special night, and it was great to see them posing for pictures and signing autographs for our supporters.

“We’re sure Tisha is going to be a wonderful asset to St Catherine’s and a powerful ambassador for hospice care moving forward into the future.”