South Shields venue boosts bereavement support group’s funds

Kind-hearted customers at a South Tyneside events venue have helped boost the funds of a bereavement support group.

The Hedworth Hall in Dean Road, South Shields, hosted a raffle over the festive period in aid of the Cruse Crew.

Up for grabs was a 50in TV, VIP tickets for the Sunderland v Liverpool match and a drinks hamper worth £200, provided by owner Tony Singh and customer Kevin Briggs.

The raffle raised £1,000 for the group, which is based at Harton Miners Welfare in Low Lane, South Shields.

The Cruse Crew, run by volunteers, provides a support network for children, young people and adults who have suffered a bereavement.

Family sessions take place on Tuesdays at the welfare. A drop-in session and coffee morning for adults takes place on Mondays at the Armstrong Hall in South Shields.

Director Susan Clarkson said: “The management and staff at the Hedworth Hall have been such a great support to The Cruse Crew from the day we first started,

“Words can’t express just how grateful we all are to the customers at the Hedworth Hall and to everyone who donated to help raise such a fantastic amount.”

The money will be used to continue the drop-in sessions and fund activities for families.

Manager Carl Mowatt said: “We always try and support where we can local charities and good causes, but we can’t do it without the help and support of our customers.

“We hope the money raised will help the group to continue their work supporting bereaved families.”

To contact the Cruse Crew email info@crusecrew.co.uk