Delight as fundraising total in memory of Liam Gough tops £18,500

John Gough after handing over the cheque at Alice House Hospice.
John Gough after handing over the cheque at Alice House Hospice.

The ninth Liam Gough Tribute night raised £1,891 for Alice House Hospice in Hartlepool.

The evening took the running total of the event to £18,591 over the past nine years.

Liam and John Gough

Liam and John Gough

Liam was a popular social worker and fundraiser and the Tribute night was held at Rovers Quoit Club.

The event saw live music, bingo, a photo booth, a raffle and tombola.

The annual Saxon Junior Teams football match ran alongside the event and parents collected £150.

John Gough, who has organised all of the events with the support of his partner Ann Bates, along with family and friends, was thrilled with the result.

Mr Gough said: “It was a great night and a full house once again.

“The hospice is a special place providing a vital service.

“Once again the people of Hartlepool have got behind us to support their hospice.

“It’s good to know that Liam lives on in our hearts through this event.”

He added: “Thanks to all who came and donated, as well as Ian Hewetson of Pocket Papers who printed our tickets for free.

“Thanks to Dr S K Ray, Paul Gough Physio, City Plumbing, Best Supplies and John Stubbs for their donations, to everyone who donated prizes, Billy West and Jeff Butterfield for their performances, and Kris Smith for donating all profits from the photo booth.

“Thanks also to Don Vaughn and Maxine Hoad for their security work, Ann Bates and her daughters Leanne and Gemma for their hard work.

“Finally, I’d like to thank the Rovers committee and members for all their help and support every year.

Hospice fundraiser Greg Hildreth added “It’s been a pleasure to have been involved in John and his family’s tremendous fundraising work.

“The events help to sustain patient care services and are always a huge success.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you on behalf of everyone at the hospice.”