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A County Durham woman has said she and her family will take part in St Cuthbert’s Hospice’s Colourama event to honour her father, a founder member of a prestigious mountain rescue team.

Rachel Richardson’s father, Chris Scott, died at the hospice last year. He helped launch the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team and gave his name to the Chris Scott Search and Mountain Rescue Centre in Barnard Castle.

Rachel, from Durham, said: “The compassion and care of the St Cuthbert’s Team meant that dad passed away exactly the same way that he lived his life, quietly and with dignity. The staff were amazing; they recognised my dad’s strength and pride and allowed him to retain as much independence as he could in his final days. “Nothing was too much trouble, from making dad comfortable to bringing pizza and ice cream for my son’s tea! Even now, the Hospice are still helping us, we know that we can ring the family team any time for advice on how to address issues raised by my son when he is missing his granddad. For all of these reasons, St Cuthbert’s will always have a special place in our hearts and it is a privilege to support this wonderful local charity.”

Rachel and her family have become big supporters and dedicated fundraisers for St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

She added: “’We are excited to be taking part as a family along with my husband’s sister and her family’.”

Sheela Joy, from the hospice, said: “We are honoured that Rachel’s family is taking part. The  event now has more than 1,000 registrations. We are thrilled that so many people are supporting us on the day.”

Photo – Rachel and her dad Chris.

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