A NEW community fundraiser for Ryedale has joined the team at St Leonard’s Hospice.

Kathryn Craven will be raising awareness of the hospice’s work and supporting the fundraising efforts of local people.

She said: “My time at St Leonard’s so far has been inspirational and I look forward to sharing the great work of the hospice with the people of Ryedale. St Leonard’s Hospice is a special place for me. I have personally experienced the wonderful services they provide, both for patients and their loved ones.

“I am very happy to deliver talks to schools and community groups and also to support the community with any fundraising events. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any ideas you may have - there’s no such thing as a bad idea.”

Kathryn will be based in Pickering library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to noon. She will also be at Sinnington Point to Point on Sunday.

To contact Kathryn, phone 01904 777777 or email Kathryn.Craven@stleonardshospice.nhs.uk