Help for Heroes gets £6,000 boost from charity night

A charity evening at a club in Hebburn raised almost £6,000 for a worthy cause.

The Iona Social Club in Station Road held the event in aid of Help for Heroes.

The £5,908 raised on the night through donations, a raffle, prize draw and Big Help for Heroes cards, made a grand total of £33,187 was handed over to the charity.

John Houston, from the Iona Social Club, said: “I was a former regular soldier with the Royal Green Jackets with tours in Northern Ireland and Cyprus.

“It still hurts me to see our injured troops suffering physically and mentally.


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“Life is tough for everybody, let alone those living with a disability.

“With Help for Heroes’ support, they don’t have to face these battles alone.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported the charity within the Iona and the surroundings areas.”