Cancer charity calls for high-flying fundraisers to help

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Fundraisers with a dare-devil nature are being called upon to help raise vital cash for a hospice that cares for Whitby cancer sufferers.

So, if you don’t mind free-falling from a plane at 10, 000 feet this could be the challenge for you.

The parachute jump day has become an established event on the St Catherine’s Hospice fundraising calendar and last year made £6000.

Saint Catherine’s Hospice provides in and out-patient care, neurology support, bereavement support and day care for patients across a 1,600 square mile area, including Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Driffield, Hunmanby, Whitby, and Ryedale.

The hospice, which is based in Scarborough but has a day centre in Whitby, costs £4.5 million per year to run and covers the largest geographical area of any hospice in Britain other than the highlands of Scotland.

It is open to people over 16 and parachutists are required to raise at least £375 to take part.

For more details or to register contact Louise Gravestock on 01723 378406 or