Family comes together for St Clare’s Hospice

Organising a Tea At 3 event in aid of St Clare's Hospice are the Vickers family, Kristina Vickers, Agnes Campbell, Lucy Vickers, Orla Fagan, Tricia Vickers, and Ashleigh Fagan
Organising a Tea At 3 event in aid of St Clare's Hospice are the Vickers family, Kristina Vickers, Agnes Campbell, Lucy Vickers, Orla Fagan, Tricia Vickers, and Ashleigh Fagan

Four generations of a family are brewing up to help out a charity – and they want fellow South Tynesiders to get on the boil too.

Tricia Vickers from Hebburn is hosting a garden party in aid of the St Clare’s Hospice’s Teat at 3 campaign.

The hospice has been a lifeline for mam.

Tricia Vickers

The 57-year-old is being helped by her husband Brendan, children Ashleigh and Joseph and her granddaughters Orla, four, and Lucy, three.

The family decided to get involved with the campaign as Tricia’s mother Agnes Campbell, 84, attends the Jarrow hospice’s day dare service.

Tricia said: “The hospice has been a real lifeline for my Mam. She really looks forward to her weekly visits and finds it a great boost.

The hospice helps her to manage her condition, so the least we could do was arrange some fundraising to help and Tea at 3 is such a great way to show our support.

“We want other people in South Tyneside to organise their own events and to get involved with the campaign so they can help raise much needed funds for St Clare’s.”

Tricia is no stranger to fundraising for St Clare’s and has already raised £400 this year for the Hospice and £400 for Macmillan Cancer support.

Her party will have entertainment from the Iona Fireside Session’s which include Tricia’s brothers; Kevin and Danny Campbell.

There will also be a raffle and lots of other activities.

Tyler Anderson, community fundraiser at the hospice said “Tea at 3 is a simple and effective way that people can support the work of the charity. We are delighted to have Tricia and all four generations of her family support us.”