‘Scoot de Hospice’ – raises funds for a good cause

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
A large flock of scooter riders were welcomed by five Hospices’ as they took to the sunny roads of Yorkshire, to raise vital funds for Hospice care.

There was a spectacular display of scooters in the sunshine, with over 50 riders showing their support for the five Hospices’; The Prince of Wales Hospice, Wakefield Hospice, St Gemma’s Hospice, St Leonards Hospice, Saint Michaels’ Hospice. The charity scooter ride took place on Sunday 22 April, starting from The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract.

Michelle Grainger, a loyal The Prince of Wales Hospice supporter and fundraiser, arranged the event with the Pontefract Scooter Club. She said:
I always aim to engage with the local community when I fundraise for The Prince of Wales Hospice, and for this event, I hoped to raise awareness for all Hospices’ across Yorkshire. I would like to thank Pontefract Scooter Club, and everyone who came along for the ride. The sun was shining and we had a brilliant day!
‘It was such a special moment for me when one of the patients joined us before we set off on tour. This is the reason why we raise funds and awareness – to ensure the Hospice can be there for people when they need it most.’
The patient had been admitted to the Hospice the night before, but felt up to joining one of the nurses outside in the sunshine to check out the scooters.  
The event is expected to raise in excess of £550 and The Prince of Wales Hospice is extremely grateful for the support Michelle has given over the years. Sophie Elsworth, Event and Community Fundraising Assistant at the Hospice, said:
Michelle Grainger is such a fantastic advocate for The Prince of Wales Hospice. Over the past few years, Michelle and her team at Michelle’s Flowers have helped to raise over £30,000 for the Hospice, and have done so by donating flowers, taking part in challenges and hosting many successful events such as Festive Florals and Pont Dance. Michelle is always eager to involve the community, and partnered with Pontefract Scooter Club to create Scoot de Hospice. We are extremely grateful for Michelle’s passionate fundraising efforts, and continued ambition to raise awareness for Hospice care within the Five Towns. We would like to thank Michelle, and all who support patient care here at The Prince of Wales Hospice.’
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