A Scarborough recruitment agency has pledged its support to Saint Catherine’s with a special year-long charity partnership.

KD Recruitment, based at Woodend in The Crescent, will make a £50 donation for every person they place in a permanent position in 2023.

Kelly Dunn, managing director, wanted to support the hospice in this way after a family member was looked after by the Saint Catherine’s team.

Kelly said: “My mum was supported by the amazing palliative care nurses for twelve months whilst she battled Motor Neurone Disease, and she also stayed at the hospice twice before she passed away last summer. The team are absolutely amazing, they not only support the patients but also the wider family. They understand how difficult a time this can be and make everything is as smooth as possible.

“I wanted to do something to show my thanks to the hospice and staff, but also the community nurses. We work closely with people across the East Coast finding them their new careers and changing their lives for the better. Being able to do this, and also know that we are also changing the lives of future families that may need the hospices services is amazing.”

Tracy Calcraft, fundraising and marketing director at Saint Catherine’s, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Kelly and her team on this year-long partnership. We rely on the kindness and support of our local community, including businesses, to enable us to provide our care completely free of charge.

“This regular support from KD Recruitment will go straight towards patient care and help lots of patients and their loved ones in our local area.”

If you would like to find out more about how to support Saint Catherine’s, as a business, group or individual, please go to www.saintcatherines.org.uk/How-you-can-help-us/ or call the fundraising team on (01723) 378406.