Dancing on air for charity boost

Representatives from Hartlepool and District Hospice and Butterwick Hospice called in at JDR Cables at Hartlepool Docks to receive a donation from the staff. Pictured, (front from left) are Christian Wain from Deep Ocean, Victoria Rogers from Butterwick Hospice, Mandy Marriner and Don Rosie from JDR Cables, Carol Sennett and Greg Hildreth from Hartlepool and District Hospice, with JDR staff.
Representatives from Hartlepool and District Hospice and Butterwick Hospice called in at JDR Cables at Hartlepool Docks to receive a donation from the staff. Pictured, (front from left) are Christian Wain from Deep Ocean, Victoria Rogers from Butterwick Hospice, Mandy Marriner and Don Rosie from JDR Cables, Carol Sennett and Greg Hildreth from Hartlepool and District Hospice, with JDR staff.
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A CABLE firm has once again boosted hospice funds by thousands of pounds.

Hartlepool Marina-based JDR Cables teamed up with Darlington-based subsea surveyors Deep Ocean to put on a ball in aid of Hartlepool & District Hospice and Butterwick Hospice.

The event, which was held at Hardwick Hall, in Sedgefield, was attended by 310 people, and raked in a staggering £15,616, to be split between the two causes.

The town’s hospice has been JDR’s chosen charity to support for the past two years, and last year the firm’s ball raised £6,582, contributing to the £14,487 JDR raised for the hospice in 2013.

Entertainment came from singer Dalton Jones, while there was also a disco. Town dance troupe Ruff Diamond also performed. There were also raffles and an auction.

Hospice corporate fundraiser Carol Sennett said: “A thousand thanks to them. It’s just amazing what they do for the hospice – the team at JDR are fabulous. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the amount raised.”

Mandy Marriner, sales and marketing administrator with JDR, said: “We think the hospice is an excellent cause.”

She thanked JDR operations director Don Rosie for supporting the event, as well as Deep Ocean’s Christian Wain.