White Lily team set for Great North Run

Cheque handover from Lucy Bowes of White Lily (second left), pictured with Cheryl Morley from the Stables (White Lily Ball venue), Jess Naylor, Margaret Barron and Penny Campbell from the hospices which will benefit from the money raised'picture: Abbie Sizer Photography
Cheque handover from Lucy Bowes of White Lily (second left), pictured with Cheryl Morley from the Stables (White Lily Ball venue), Jess Naylor, Margaret Barron and Penny Campbell from the hospices which will benefit from the money raised'picture: Abbie Sizer Photography
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A record-breaking year of fund-raising by Whitby’s tireless White Lily team netted £8,550 for the three local hospices they support.

St Catherine’s Hospice, Butterwick Hospice and Zoe’s Place will gain equal shares of the cash, raised through various money-spinners throughout the year and culminating in the glitzy White Lily Ball at The Stables.

I have in the back of my mind that it’s in my parents’ memory - it would have been my mum’s 60th on September 26

Lucy Bowes

Manhattan Jazz, who welcomed ball-goers to the bash at The Stables, gave back 25% of their fee and main organiser Lucy Bowes said she was “ buzzing” at how well it all went.

Lucy, who started White Lily in memory of her late parents Janet and David Mothersdale, was thrilled with the amount raised.

This was boosted by 10km runs, a Total Warrior challenge, a Christmas fayre, Lucy’s own cake baking and various donations throughhout the year.

“We are humbled to have such fantastic support from local people and businesses alike,” she said.

The next challenge for the team is the Great North Run, which takes place a week on Sunday.

In total, 10 of the fundraisers, Lucy included, will tackle the popular Newcastle to South Shields race.

“We have a Virgin giving page and need as many sponsors for the team as possible,” said Lucy.

“It’s hard work fitting running in with all of life’s obstacles but I have in the back of my mind, personally, that it’s in my parents’ memory and especially my mum’s as it would have been her 60th birthday on September 26.”

To sponsor any of the White Lily team and help raise money for the three hospices, visit http://uk.virgin moneygiving.com/teamwhitelily

This year’s White Lily Christmas fayre is to take place at The Stables on November 28.