St Catherine’s Hospice brightening up any day

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It takes more than a blustery day to deter the fundraisers, volunteers and members of the public from supporting St Catherine’s Hospice, with the annual Yellow Day garden party deemed a huge success - defying the windy weather.

Yellow ribbons brightened the grounds at the palliative care centre in Lostock Hall, near Preston, at the weekend, each lovingly sponsored in memory of someone special, then tied to the branches of trees and the hospice footbridge, providing a pretty and poignant backdrop.

Yellow Day at St. Catherine's Hospice

Yellow Day at St. Catherine's Hospice

Each ribbon includes the name of the person in whose memory the donation has been pledged. The money raised goes to support the care of the hospice, which serves the Chorley, Longridge, Preston and South Ribble area.

Rachel Hewitt, the hospice’s head of trading, said: “It all went really well, despite the weather conditions. It was a tough windy, and we were close to losing our gazebos! But hopefully there will be a big improvement for the Symphony at the Tower events this weekend.

“It’s always really heart-warming how people still make the effort to come here and spend their money. We had a performance from the Preston Musical comedy society, Bollywood dancing, other performers, and lots of stalls, tombolas and so on - even if the weather ruled out any inflatables!”