Christine raises cash for St Catherine’s Hospice

Christine Fowley with Tanita Mistry at St Catherine's
Christine Fowley with Tanita Mistry at St Catherine's
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A woman decided to shave off her hair to raise cash for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Christine Fowley wanted to do something to support the charity because of her family’s connection with the hospice.

She said: “St Catherine’s has played a big part in my life several times- the last time was two years ago when my late Step-father, Ralph Burnett, was in the final stages of his battle with a malignant brain tumour.

“He spent eight weeks at St Catherine’s and as he was looked after so well it meant our family was able to concentrate on being with him and making the most of the time he had left.

“After Ralph died I wanted to do something to raise money for St Catherine’s and to raise awareness of this fantastic hospice and how it relies on the local community to support it.

“I decided to shave my hair off as I thought this would be a good way to get sponsors!”

The event took place at the Black Bull Inn in Penwortham and she collected £1,200 in sponsorship for the hospice in Lostock Hall, near Preston.

Tanita Mistry, fundraiser at St Catherine’s, said: “We’re very happy St Catherine’s could be there for Christine and her family when they needed us and are so grateful of her wonderful support.”