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Spreading some sparkle for Harrogate charity

Spreading some sparkle for Harrogate charity

Published at 5:40pm 8th December 2016. (Updated at 5:45pm 8th December 2016)

Saint Michael's Hospice in Harrogate has launched a Christmas campaign to support local families living with terminal illness and bereavement.

Sparkle for Saint Michael's is encouraging individuals, businesses, schools, churches and community groups to raise funds as part of their favourite festive traditions.

There are many easy ways for people to get involved, such as giving a donation in lieu of sending cards, asking for donations for mulled wine and mince pies at work or holding a dress-up day.

Tony Collins, Chief Executive of Saint Michael's Hospice, said: "Saint Michael's will be part of Christmas for so many local families; your donations this season will help us to offer care, support and comfort, so people living with a terminal illness and their families can make the most of precious time together this Christmas."

Saint Michael's Hospice nurses

Nurses from Saint Michael's Hospice getting into the Christmas spirit

One person who has already held a festive fundraiser for Saint Michael's Hospice is 10-year-old Evie Jalland, who organised a special Christmas cake sale which raised £216.

Budding baker Evie has already collected hundreds of pounds this year, in tribute to her grandmother who was cared for by the charity.

Anyone wishing to take part in Sparkle for Saint Michael's should call 01423 878628 or e-mail events@saintmichaelshospice.org

One-off donations can be made here.