Mayor seeking bail for crimes
The week-long event takes place from 8-14 October and a number of activities will take place acr0ss St Catherine’s to show off the work they do in caring for patients, and to raise money for the hospice.
An open day will be held on Monday, where the Wellbeing Centre and In-Patient Unit will be open to go along and understand more about the hospice’s services. Doors will be open The Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Joe Plant, is facing a stretch in jail, for crimes against crockery.
The Mayor has confessed to hoarding dirty cups in the Mayor’s Parlour at Scarborough Town Hall and will be sentenced along with other high-profile ‘criminals’ on Thursday 11 October.
However, in a charitable twist, the judge and jury will be hospice service provider, St Catherine’s, which is running its second annual fundraising Jail and Bail event. from 10am-3pm.
On Tuesday, St Catherine’s is holding a volunteer recruitment day. Anyone wishing to support them through volunteering is urged to go along between 10am-6pm to meet the volunteering team and hear more about how to get involved and the work required.
More than nine in 10 people (92 per cent) say that hospices are “an important asset to their community” according to a ComRes survey commissioned by Hospice UK.
And more than a third of those surveyed (37 per cent) say they would be willing to volunteer for a hospice, with one in seven (14 per cent) saying they would be “very willing” to work in a hospice.
Cllr Plant, pictured, said: “When I was approached to take part in the humorous Jail and Bail initiative, I didn’t have to think twice.”
“Saint Catherine’s is a truly
Hospice Care Week will be promoted in the 11 Saint Catherine’s hospice shops, and across the country as all 2,000 hospice shops participate in the week.
A special blackboard for the public to write messages about why they ‘Heart Hospice Care’ will be at the Brunswick Pavillion on October 10, also visiting Filey on October 12.
Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of national hospice and palliative care charity Hospice UK, said: “Like other charities, hospices are operating in a difficult economic environment and many are also facing additional challenges, such as those related to staff recruitment. So, it has never been more important for people to support their local hospice.” wonderful organisation that has helped thousands of people in our local communities over the years.”
The Mayor and other local ‘crooks’ will arrive at Saint Catherine’s Hospice on Throxenby Lane, Scarborough, to be sent down by the ‘judge’. They will then be transported by prison van to the former jail in the town’s Dean Road. Once behind bars they will spend the day taking part in prison-related activities until they each raise enough money to be bailed at the end of the day.