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.