Two Lady Lumley’s School pupils will embark on a 10-mile sponsored walk in Scarborough this Sunday.
Jennie Winter and Rachel Heath hope to raise as much money as possible for Saint Catherine’s Hospice when they walk from the Sea Life Centre, along the old railway line to Hayburn Wyke, before returning along the coastal path.
“We decided to do this after we saw the film The Fault In Our Stars,” said Jennie. “It made us realise how life-threatening conditions can affect individuals and their families. After seeing the film we decided that we wanted to help a charity by doing a sponsored walk.
“We asked to have a tour of Saint Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough and we have decided to raise money for Saint Catherine’s who help to care for local people with terminal illnesses.”
Penny Campbell, a member of Saint Catherine’s fundraising team, said: “It was lovely to be able to show Jennie and Rachel the facilities that Saint Catherine’s Hospice can provide.
“The families of our patients understand the range of services both in the hospice and closer to their homes and it is fabulous to see the interest and support of these girls after watching a film. It is because of the fundraising by people like them in the community that the hospice can continue its work.”