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Proudfoot shoppers raise £2,500 for Saint Catherine’s hospice

The sale of reusable carrier bags in Scarborough retailer Proudfoot Group’s stores has again raised £2,500 for Saint Catherine’s hospice, which will help fund patient care.

The funds were raised by customers purchasing reusable shopping bags in Proudfoot’s four supermarkets, based in Newby, Eastfield, Seamer and Manham Hill, over the last three months.

Proudfoot stores have been raising money for local good causes via the sale of reusable bags since 2015 and the latest donation means the retailer has donated more than £80,000 in funds raised to charities and other community groups in the area.

Proudfoot shoppers raise £2,500 for Saint Catherine’s hospice Article

Proudfoot’s most recent £2,500 donation to the community was to the Scarborough Gymnastics Academy to purchase new equipment in 2022.

In addition, Proudfoot stores have supported over 200 local causes with more than £150,000 in donations raised through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity to date.

Saint Catherine’s are committed to providing the best possible care and quality of life for those with life-limiting illnesses.

The care is provided both in the hospice and out in the community, so Saint Catherine’s can offer care tailored to the needs and wishes of their patients, their carers and loved ones.

Saint Catherine’s is a Scarborough-based hospice but also provides care throughout 1,600 square miles of North and East Yorkshire. All services are provided free of charge, meaning that they rely on fundraising to help reach the £5million a year it costs to care for their patients.

Susan Stephenson, communications and marketing manager at Saint Catherine’s, said: “We are delighted to receive this donation and wish to thank everyone at Proudfoot for their ongoing support. This is an amazing amount to raise through the sale of carrier bags and the money will be used to help provide the patient care, both in people’s own homes and in the hospice itself. Thank you for helping us to make a big difference!”

You can support Saint Catherine’s with a one-off donation now or by signing up to regular giving. For more information visit Saint Catherine's.

For more information about Proudfoot and their local donations visit Proudfoot Supermarkets.