A CURRY night is aiming to turn up the heat for a fundraising venture by families trying to bring a children’s bereavement service to South Tyneside.
Members of The Cruse Crew have set themselves a charity challenge in aid of Cruse Bereavement Care Tyneside to raise £30k in the next 12 months.
The money will be used to bring the charity’s children’s bereavement support service to South Tyneside.
At the moment, families have to travel to its base in Newcastle to access help. The fundraising venture was launched earlier this month after Davy Carr and Emma Robertson were unable to find bereavement support for their children in the borough following the death of their partners.
On Friday, September 12, the Cruse Crew will host a curry night and disco at the Hedworth Hall in Dean Road, South Shields.
The event is one of a number planned throughout the year to help them reach their target.
Manager of the Hedworth Hall, Gavin Yannetta, said: “The Hedworth Hall is only too pleased to support The Cruse Crew as much as we can, to help them reach the £30,000 needed to bring such a vital service to South Tyneside.”
Members of the Cruse Crew include families Davy Carr, Emma Robertson, Jean Costello, Alfie Leggett, Susan Clarkson and Laura Nisbet, former Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Ernest Gibson and Patricia Ridley, friends Mandy and Paul Kirton, Rachel Little, Alana Vickers and Shields Gazette staff Joyce Auty and Lisa Nightingale.
The campaign is also being backed by the Shields Gazette, Hedworth Hall and OTTO restaurant, Asda, borough-based CE Sports and Santander bank in South Shields.