A FAMILY party night is aiming to help fundraisers make headway towards a £30,000 target for a bereavement support charity.
CE Sports is bringing a taste of the holiday camp to the Armstrong Hall, in Stanhope Road, South Shields, on Saturday September 6.
The event, featuring a disco, party dances and games, is part of a campaign by grieving families to raise £30,000 to enable Cruse Bereavement Care Tyneside to set up a specialist bereavement support service for children and young people in the borough.
The charity was chosen to benefit from the regular event hosted by the sports group after organisers became involved in a group called the Cruse Crew, made up of families who have suffered a bereavement, coming together to raise the funds needed for the new service.
They had to travel outside the borough to get bereavement support for their children and don’t want other families to be in the same position.
Cruse Crew member Jean Costello said: “Having a support service like this in South Tyneside will help families so much. When my son Stephen died in 2007, I struggled to find support for my youngest son, and families now are still struggling to find support for their children. It shouldn’t be like this.”
Owner of CE Sports Paul Kirton said: “These party nights are ideal for families as the kids come along, have a great time, while the parents get to sit back and relax. It’s ideal for those parents who struggle to find babysitters.
Doors to the party night open at 7pm with entertainment starting at 7.30pm. Tickets priced £3 are available by contacting Paul on 07747 534 034.