On Sunday 8th July St Catherines Hospice are organising the “Bay walk Challenge” a famous 8 mile walk around Morecambe Bay.  Head of Community Engagement at St Catherines (Emma Jacovelli) stated the walk is a great day out , it is not too strenuous but does go through soft sands and you can be knee deep in water.  To join costs £10 per adult and £5 per child, and a return coach is available at a price of £10 per person.

Independent Living owner (Mark Booker) commented “we help people with cancer and have a great relationship with St Catherines Hospice.  We look after people who are terminally ill in particular often in the final few weeks of their lives.  Whilst this is of course difficult area of work it is one of the most rewarding, helping terminally ill people takes a  great deal of pressure off other family members.  This area of work is where we receive the most “thank you” cards”.

Mark goes on to comment “many people think that St Catherines is totally funded by the NHS.  The reality is though is that it is costs a great deal of funding to keep the facility going but they do not get NHS funding and rely on funding and donations from the public.  As St Catherines reputation grows more people are choosing their services.  In addition their services are growing, for example they now help people in their own homes and this also requires funding.  We urge people to support St Catherines so they can continue helping local families”

More about the walk 01772 629171  or www.stcatherines.co.uk