An ‘alternative Grand National’, a Pizza and Prosecco Night, and a cheese and wine party are just some of the fun-filled ways in which former South Ribble Mayor Mick Titherington, along with his wife and mayoress Carole, raised funds for St Catherine’s during their mayoral year.
The couple visited the hospice to make a wonderful donation of £6,000 this month, and told how much they had enjoyed supporting the charity over the last 12 months.
Coun Titherington said: “We really do feel a bond with St Catherine’s – every time we have visited, it’s been a very pleasant experience and we’ve always felt so welcome. Some of our family members have experienced the care of the hospice this last year, so we know what a difference the charity makes to people.
“We’ve met so many people across South Ribble who do so many nice things – it’s incredibly uplifting.”
The mayor and mayoress have raised thousands of pounds for their three chosen causes; St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall, Heartbeat, and Lancaster University’s Defying Dementia campaign.
Lorraine Charlesworth, director of community and income at St Catherine’s, said: “South Ribble’s mayor and mayoress have been fantastic supporters of the hospice. Not only have they raised an amazing amount of money to help fund our specialised care for people with life-shortening illnesses, they also attended our Yellow Day Garden Fete and Christmas Festival, and opened our newest charity shop in Bamber Bridge, as well as our new coffee bar within our reception gift shop.
“We’re incredibly grateful for their wonderful fundraising efforts and heartfelt support of St Catherine’s.”