South Tyneside charity praises the kindness of residents helping to keep hospice running

Ali Hayder hands funds over to St Clares day patients Maureen Greenhaff and Margaret Gentle (R)
Ali Hayder hands funds over to St Clares day patients Maureen Greenhaff and Margaret Gentle (R)

A South Tyneside charity which helps people with life-limiting illnesses has praised the kindness of residents and businesses.

Tyler Anderson from St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow says that, without public donations, the charity would struggle to meet the day-to- day running costs.

Every penny raised goes towards patient care.

Tyler Anderson

Each year, the hospice needs to raise £1.4m to enable it to provide the care it does.

The praise for residents’ generosity comes as the charity received its latest donation following a curry night held at the Star of India, last month.

The event was organised by Ali Hayder – raising £308 for the cause.

Mr Hayder said: “The night was really good.

“St Clare’s Hospice is an important charity that helps a lot of people in the area, which is why I chose to do an event to raise money for them.

“It was so nice to be invited to the hospice to find out how they spend the money which is raised.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped make the night a success.”

Mr Hayder was invited to the hospice in Primrose Terrace to meet with patients who are being supported by the charity.

Tyler Anderson, from St Clare’s Hospice, said: “We are so grateful to Ali for his efforts in arranging this fantastic evening.

“We really couldn’t provide the care we do without the support of businesses and the local community.

“Every penny raised goes towards patient care and we face the difficult task of raising £1.4 million a year to keep the hospice running, which is made possible through the help of kind-hearted people like Ali.”

The purpose-built facilities offer specialist palliative care for adults including a befriending service, bereavement counselling, complementary therapies, day care and an out-patient clinic.

For information on the charity or if you would like to organise a fundraising event, call 529 7111 or