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Back in swing to aid hospice

CASH BOOST ... Lakeside Hall, Hebburn, tenant Linda McCarty, left, and housing plus officer, Lynn Hughes, hand St Clares Hospice fundraiser Vanessa Mustard-Wright, right, a cheque for �823, with, from left, tenants, Helen Riding, Mary Peel and Carol McCord.

CASH BOOST ... Lakeside Hall, Hebburn, tenant Linda McCarty, left, and housing plus officer, Lynn Hughes, hand St Clares Hospice fundraiser Vanessa Mustard-Wright, right, a cheque for �823, with, from left, tenants, Helen Riding, Mary Peel and Carol McCord.

CHARITY champions in Hebburn travelled back to the swinging 60s to boost a borough charity.

A fundraising pop music night at Hebburn Legion Club in Mountbatten Avenue, raised £823 for patient care at St Clare’s Hospice.

Residents from Lakeside Hall sheltered complex in Lilac Walk, Hebburn, and other parts of the community rallied round to support the event.

Organisers Linda McCarty and Lynn Hughes thanked the pop acts, those who donated prizes and about 150 people who turned up for the hospice charity bash.

Mrs McCarty, of Mimosa Drive, Hebburn, said: “It was a fantastic night and we were delighted to raise so much money.

“We had Peter James on the disco and singer Paula B, who were both brilliant, and we must thank Magic Mike for organising the entertainment.

“And a big thank-you to all residents of Lakeside Hall who helped to make the night such a success.”

This is the second year residents have backed St Clare’s Hospice in Primrose Terrace, Jarrow, whose annual operating costs have risen to £2m.

The sheltered complex is also raising cash for the hospice by inviting people to put memorial baubles on a Christmas tree.

Hospice senior fundraiser, Vanessa Mustard-Wright, said: “Linda and Lynn have done a fantastic job in organising this event and raising so much for us.

“We are delighted that they continue to support us, and would like to thank all the residents and local shops who supported them along the way.”

Launched in 1987, the hospice recently celebrated 25 years of providing care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

To make a donation, call the hospice on 451 6400, e-mail fundraising@stclareshospice.co.uk or visit www.stclareshospice.co.uk

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