Coronation Street star and St Catherine’s Hospice supporter Tisha Merry is the guest of honour at the charity’s annual Yellow Day garden fete this weekend.
Tisha, who plays glamorous Bistro waitress Steph in the soap, will be at the event held in the beautiful hospice grounds on Sunday.
The 21-year-old is keen to support the Lostock Hall charity after her grandfather Babilas Felicien John-Baptiste was cared for on the hospice in-patient unit earlier this year.
She will be available to sign autographs and pose for pictures at the family event, where other attractions will include stalls, games, a balloon race, and entertainment from several local groups including the Preston Pipe Band, the Truth Dance Studio and balloon modeller extraordinaire Daniel McCullough .
The St Catherine’s catering team will also be there serving up a tasty barbecue, as well as afternoon tea featuring cakes, scones, strawberries and cream and home-made biscuits.
The gorgeous hospice grounds, newly named St Catherine’s Park, will again be decorated with yellow ribbons – tied in memory of loved ones.
People can make a pledge to the hospice in return for a ribbon.
Tisha, who will tie a ribbon for her grandfather, said: “I’m really excited for Yellow Day – it sounds like it will be a great afternoon out which people can enjoy while helping raise money for the hospice.
“The funds will help other people have access to the same wonderful care my Granddad and my family did which is so important.
“The yellow ribbons are another lovely idea and a great way to remember my happy, kind and generous granddad this summer.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting people down at the hospice and hope the community turns out in force to show their support for an amazing place.”
Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Income Generation at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “Our Yellow Day garden fete is a lovely event – it’s always wonderful to welcome our supporters into the beautiful hospice grounds.
“There are many attractions on offer and we’re delighted Tisha will be joining us – we’re sure there will be a few Corrie fans out there pleased to meet her and hear about life on the Street, particularly after the dramatic storylines she has been involved with recently!
“We hope lots of people will join us for a fun, family day out whilst helping to raise vital funds.”
Yellow Day is held at the hospice in Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall from noon until 4pm.
Yellow Ribbon dedications can be made online at www.stcatherines.co.uk, by ringing 01772 629171 or visiting the hospice.