Mayor seek­ing bail for crimes

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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.

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