Firm’s summer ball raises £15,000 for Hartlepool hospice

Students at the Debbie Barrass Academy of Performing Arts who performed at The JDR Cables charity ball.
Students at the Debbie Barrass Academy of Performing Arts who performed at The JDR Cables charity ball.

A summer ball held by a Hartlepool company has raised more than £15,000 for a specialist hospice.

The total amassed at the JDR Cables charity fundraiser was today hailed as “unbelievable”.

JDR Cables, which has a base at Greenland Road in Hartlepool, held its third annual ball at the Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield.

It saw £15,464 raised for Zoe’s Place, which is a hospice providing a home-from-home environment for babies and infants, aged from birth to five years old.

It helps children who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

A spokesman for the hospice said: “We were thrilled that JDR Cables elected us as their chosen charity for 2015, and to be involved with their annual charity ball was amazing.

“The hard work that the charity committee put into the ball was rewarded with one amazing night, where everyone came together to have so much fun and raise an unbelievable amount for charity.

“Without companies like JDR Cables and the wonderful guests that supported the night, we simply couldn’t help the babies and families that we do on a day-to-day basis.”

The night’s activities included a dinner, raffle, auction and entertainment from students at the Debbie Barrass Academy of Performing Arts, based in Hartlepool.

Mandy Marriner, sales and marketing administrator at JDR Cable Systems in Hartlepool, said: “Thank you so much to everyone that took part and made the evening such a success. It was our best yet.

“Save the date for next year’s ball, which will be held on Friday, June 17.”