Festive booze and chocolate to help hospice

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Unwanted gifts and excesses of booze and chocolates could be turned into much needed cash for Saint Catherine’s Hospice and its day care centre in Whitby.

If you are trying to remove temptation following the excesses of Christ mas then the hospice can help by raffling off bottles of wine and spirits and boxes of chocolates as prizes at various fundraising events.

Other unwanted Christmas gifts such as scarves, bags and toiletries can be donated to be sold in the hospice’s chain of charity shops including the one on Skinner Street in Whitby or can be used as tombola prizes.

Hospice fundraiser Debbie Kay said that Christmas often left people with things that they might not want, but that others would love to have.

She added: “If you’ve got a bottle you’ll never drink or chocolates you feel you shouldn’t eat, we’d be only too pleased to accept them and use them as part of our fundraising.

“And, if you’ve received an unwanted gift, we’d be delighted to turn it into cash for patient care.”

She added that donations can be taken to any of the hospice shops across the borough, to the day care centre on the West Cliff in Whitby or to the hospice itself which is based on Throxenby Lane in Scarborough. All donations will be very gratefully received.