TWO charity-minded pals are urging people to attend a karaoke night to raise funds for cancer research.
Ste Cotson and Micky Allen have arranged the fundraiser to bring in as much cash as possible for Hartlepool-based charity Miles For Men, which funds research into men’s cancer.
The pair decided to take on the challenge of organising the event after hearing about dozens of people who have been affected by the disease.
So they have managed to bag a date at the Owton Manor Social Club, in Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, on Friday, November 22.
There will be a fun karaoke and a raffle, for which prizes are still being collected.
Ste, aged 23, a personal trainer who works from the sports hall of the Horsley Buildings on the Headland, in Hartlepool, said: “We were talking and we were both saying about how many people we’ve come across who’ve had cancer. You hear people talking about it all the time.
“One woman who I train lost her son quite a while ago to cancer and it really touched me, to be honest. It spurred me on to want to do something.
“I know she wouldn’t want to be named in the paper or anything but I’m kind of dedicating my part in this to her and her family.”
Micky, 30, who is employed as a care worker, found the same thing in his line of work. So the pair said organising the charity night seemed like the “right” thing to do.
Ste added: “You don’t realise how many people are affected by it, it’s quite shocking.
“We’re well on with the organisation of it so all we need people to do now is buy tickets and hopefully we’ll raise as much money as possible.
“We’ve already sold about 100 tickets but we’re hoping for between 200 and 300 people.
“We wanted to do it for Miles For Men because it’s a Hartlepool charity and we wanted to give the money to something local.
“We contacted Micky Day, from Miles for Men, and he was really grateful for our support.
“We’re really looking forward to it.”
l Tickets, which have been printed free of charge by Design Host Print, cost £5 and are available by calling Ste on 07856 960664.