Hospice nurses to put feet up in style courtesy of the Scotch Corner Hotel

Toni Bainbridge

Nursing staff from a North-East hospice will be putting their feet up in style at the end of a fundraising walk courtesy of one of the North Yorkshire’s best-known hotels.

For Scotch Corner Hotel, Richmond – offically known as The Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner – is providing a complimentary overnight stay, plus use of its on-site leisure facilities – to a number of those taking part in next Saturday’s Butterwick Hospice Care sponsored walk.

Five nurses from the charity, which provides an Adult Inpatient Unit, Children and Young Adults Unit, Day Care Services, Home Care Services, Complementary Therapy plus Bereavement, and Counselling Services, are hoping to raise in excess of £750 by completing Richmond’s ‘Little Drummer Boy Walk’, not once, but twice.

Whilst the charity’s annual running costs are in excess of £4.5m, £750 could provide a week’s worth of Home Care Services to a terminally ill patients living their last days out in their own home.

Toni Bainbridge, The Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner Sales Manager, said: “Butterwick Hospice Care is a fantastic charity, one that is highly thought of and valued, and we are delighted to support the fundraising walkers in this way.

“Once the nurses have completed their walk, they can well and truly put their feet up here, at the Scotch Corner Hotel. And as they so diligently look after their patients, we will take great pleasure in looking after them.”

Elaine Dunning, Butterwick Hospice Care Engagement Executive, said: “This is a wonderful gesture, and those taking the hotel up on their offer are really looking forward to their overnight stay.

“For those wanting to support the nurses financially, we have set up a Virgin Money Giving Page. The team is hoping to raise £750, and it will be fantastic if we can not only reach this target, but beat it!

“With £750 we can do so much. For instance, it could cover the costs of Home Care Services to an end-of-life patient, a service that we are particularly proud of, and one that is greatly valued by patients and families alike.”

Those wishing to support the Butterwick Hospice Care nurses’ sponsored walk can do so by donating via this link:


The 91-bedroom Scotch Corner Hotel was built in 1939 on the site of a former coaching inn, The Three Tuns, which was demolished when the Roman road it was situated on was widened to create a dual carriageway.

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