Hartlepool firm’s ball will help sick children

The team at Zoe's Place hospice which will benefit from the JDR ball.
The team at Zoe's Place hospice which will benefit from the JDR ball.

A Hartlepool company’s charity ball will help to raise money for a hospice which specialises in helping babies and children.

JDR Cables, which has a base at Greenland Road in Hartlepool, is planning its annual ball to be held on Friday, June 19 at the Hardwick Hall which is in Sedgefield.

We again look forward to ensuring a full attendance, bigger prizes, a spectacular auction, and most important of all, to raise even more money.

Mandy Marriner, sales and marketing administrator at JDR Cables

The company’s nominated charity for this year is the Tees Valley-based Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

Mandy Marriner, JDR’s sales and marketing administrator, said the company would be hoping to raise thousands of pounds to help a hospice which provides palliative, respite andend-of-life care to babies and infants aged from birth to 5 years old.

The children it supports suffer from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. The hospice mostly relies on the generosity of the public to help raise the £1.2m a year needed to keep the doors open for the many families that rely on their expert care.

Last year’s charity event saw JDR Cables raise £25,000 in one night. The money was split between Hartlepool & District Hospice and the Butterwick Hospice.

This year’s ball, said Mandy, will be the third to be held by the company and JDR was looking forward to a full attendance, bigger prizes, a spectacular auction, and “most important of all, to raise even more money” for the hospice.