Dance boosts hospice funds

Whitby Social Club raise money for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Anne Mcginty presents nurse Beryl Snell with cheque at Hospice of the Good Shepherd

A New Year’s Eve dance has raised much-needed funds for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Brother and sister duo, Barney McInerney and Ann McGinty, organise the annual Irish-themed evening at Whitby Sports and Social Club and donate the proceeds of both ticket sales and raffles held on the evening to a different charity each year.

Last year’s dance raised £1,500 for The Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit.

The family affair beat that total this year with an impressive £2,050, which they chose to donate to the Backford hospice.

A large hamper was also donated by Mr McInerney.

After presenting the cheque to hospice nurse Beryl Snell, Mrs McGinty, of Whitby, said: “We recognised the hospice as a very worthy local charity and were happy to pass on funds raised on the night.

“I want to pass on a big thank you to all our family and friends that so generously supported the evening.

“It’s an event that we plan to hold every year and we look forward to being able to help many more charities in the future.”

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd helps to improve the quality of life for those living with any incurable illness and gives support to families, friends and carers.


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