TV’s Ranvir Singh helps launch The Mill at St Catherine’s Hospice

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A new café and community hub built in the grounds of St Catherine’s Hospice has been launched with the help of Good Morning Britain star Ranvir Singh.

Ranvir, who is also a regular face on ITV’s News at Ten and was awarded an honorary fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire last year, said she was delighted to attend the launch.

Ranvir Singh with a cafe worker making the first cup of coffee at the launch of The Mill at St Catherine's Hospice

Ranvir Singh with a cafe worker making the first cup of coffee at the launch of The Mill at St Catherine's Hospice

She said: “It is absolutely fantastic to be here. When I was working in Lancashire as a cub reporter at BBC Radio Lancashire we did so many stories when I would come up to St Catherine’s, it’s the 30th anniversary next year so this has been a part of my life and the landscape of my life in Preston, for the whole of my life.”

“It’s really impressive to go from the germ of an idea to turn a barn into this amazing space.”

The concept of The Mill is to support people facing life-shortening illnesses in an informal, relaxed café setting – helping them to help themselves and each other to live more comfortably and independently.

It will provide information, advice, therapies and support for local people.

+ For more on this story see Wednesday’s Lancashire Evening Post.