Charity double for fair

David Marshall from St Catherines Hospice is presented a cheque from David Todd 2010 chairman of the Rotary club

David Marshall from St Catherines Hospice is presented a cheque from David Todd 2010 chairman of the Rotary club

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A TOWN and Country Fair hosted by Whitby Rotary Club was able to raise almost £3,000 for Help for Heroes and St Catherine’s Hospice.

The community fair included showjumping, trade stalls and other attractions, and the proceeds were presented to a representative from St Catherine’s on 21 October.

Help for Heroes received £1,525 from the event, and David Marshall, director of funding development at St Catherine’s Hospice, was presented with a cheque for £1,936.

He said: “It is a tremendous pleasure to come to this Rotary Club meeting and receive this cheque.

“Whitby Rotary Club does a great deal of hard work to support good causes in the area and we are honoured that they have chosen St Catherine’s to be a beneficiary.

“We are very well supported here in Whitby and people are appreciative of our day hospice facilities and the care we provide in the community.

“Donations of this kind go a long way to help us to keep providing those services to the people of Whitby and their families and we are very grateful to Whitby Rotary Club for this very generous donation.”

Whitby Rotary Club’s Rodney Natriss was eager to thank committee members and key personnel for their efforts on the day, ensuring it ran smoothly, and also thanks to all those who gave donations, sponsorships and grants to cover the costs of hosting the fair.