Couple raise hundreds to thank hospice

WARDLES PUB ... Cheque hand over to St Clare's Hospice, from left Lesley-ann Daglish, Graeme Martin, Colin Powell Community Fundraiser, Claire Anderson and George Dunn.
WARDLES PUB ... Cheque hand over to St Clare's Hospice, from left Lesley-ann Daglish, Graeme Martin, Colin Powell Community Fundraiser, Claire Anderson and George Dunn.

A COUPLE raised more than £700 for a hospice which cared for a loved one in his final days.

Claire Anderson and Graeme Martin organised a fundraising event to drum up support for St Clare’s Hospice.

The event paid tribute to Grahame’s father, Fred, who was cared for by the hospice, in Primrose Terrace, Jarrow, throughout his battle with cancer, until he passed away last year.

The event at Wardles bar in Albert Street, Hebburn, raised £721.37 for the organisation, which provides palliative care to the people of South Tyneside with life-limiting illnesses.

Claire, of Hebburn, said: “The event was a great success and I would like to thank everyone who supported the night by donating some tremendous raffle prizes including body fighting gear from Heavyweight Champion MMA professional fighter, Darren ‘Powerhouse’ Towler.”

Entertainment on the night was provided by magician and mentalist George Dunn, and singers, including Jeff and Jamie Bell, Barry G and Wardles’ owner Mick O’Neill.

WARDLES PUB ... Cheque hand over to St Clare's Hospice, from left Lesley-ann Daglish, Graeme Martin, Colin Powell Community Fundraiser, Claire Anderson and George Dunn.

WARDLES PUB ... Cheque hand over to St Clare's Hospice, from left Lesley-ann Daglish, Graeme Martin, Colin Powell Community Fundraiser, Claire Anderson and George Dunn.

St Clare’s community fundraiser, Colin Powell, said: “The hospice is such a well-respected and loved local charity and people understand how much we need help like this.

“We are really grateful to Claire, her partner Graeme and everyone who supported the event in any way.

“We appreciate every donation we receive and you can rest assured they are put to good use, enabling us to provide the specialist care we offer to the community.”

The hospice is such a well-respected and loved local charity and people understand how much we need help like this.

Colin Powell, St Clare’s community fundraiser