Charity pals ‘over the moon’ with latest fundraising success

From left to right, Ste Cotson, Micky Allen and Kyle Jeffries, who arranged the charity night.
From left to right, Ste Cotson, Micky Allen and Kyle Jeffries, who arranged the charity night.
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Charity champions shone again as they raised almost £1,500 for good causes.

Ste Cotson, Kyle Jeffries and Micky Allen, from Hartlepool, are well-known in the town for their charity endeavours.

We were absolutely over the moon with the support once again

Ste Cotson

Mr Cotson and Mr Jeffries recently had a successful Christmas shoebox appeal and also helped raise money for the homeless by taking to the streets for 24 hours.

The pair were joined by Mr Allen in organising a charity night at Owton Manor Social Club, on Wynyard Road, Hartlepool.

The trio run the six-week challenge, a training course for those looking to get fit which takes place over the Headland.

Their third annual charity event – which was in the form of a karaoke night – raised £1,415, most of which went to the Teenage Cancer Trust. However, £200 of it has been given to the Hartlepool Families First’s minibus appeal.

Mr Cotson, 26, said: “We were absolutely over the moon with the support once again. We were a bit worried at first, because we only had three weeks to sell the tickets, but the town got behind us and showed support as always.

“We have now raised well over £13,000 for charity in the three years we have been self-employed.

“Most of the work we have done has been behind closed doors, but we have recently tried to get the stories out because we want to work together with the local community and other small businesses.

“We will be doing another charity night. We always say it will be our last one, but it’s so rewarding being able to give something back and make a positive difference on somebody else’s life.”