Fun day aims to boost hospice

Pictured following the cheque presentation to Hartlepool and District Hospice are (left to right) Janice Forbes, Debbie Branfitt, Andy Wilson, Debbie Howells, Effion Williams, Pat Norris, Phil Dunn, Amanda Arnold and Sue Hutchinson.
Pictured following the cheque presentation to Hartlepool and District Hospice are (left to right) Janice Forbes, Debbie Branfitt, Andy Wilson, Debbie Howells, Effion Williams, Pat Norris, Phil Dunn, Amanda Arnold and Sue Hutchinson.
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People can bag some early Christmas presents during a fundraising event for all the family tomorrow.

A shopping Extravaganza and Fun Day is being held at the Belle Vue Community Centre, Hartlepool, which will raise much-needed funds for Hartlepool & District Hospice.

There will be a variety of stalls available at the event from 1pm until 4pm, including from Sweet Nothings (Candy Cart), Frill My Bow, That Little Vintage Shop, Actiderm, Bombilicious Bombs, Homemade Shabby Chic, Scentsy, Avon and homemade cards.

There will also be plenty to entertain the children with a bouncy castle and a display by the Hartlepool Hawks, along with music playing by DJ Crazy Chris, face painting, entertainment and games and some of children’s favourite characters will be making an appearance.

Gabriel Corbett, one of the organisers, said: “We are delighted to be able to help local businesses as well as a fabulous local charity; we are hoping to raise lots of money for the hospice”.

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser at the hospice said: “I would like to thank Gabriel for choosing the hospice to benefit from this event; it will be a lovely afternoon and all the money raised will go to our specialist patient care services which we offer free of charge to people from the local communities of Hartlepool and East Durham.”

It costs £2.34m to continue providing the current range of services.

The hospice receives 24% per cent NHS funding so the outstanding £1,780,000 must be raised through the local community and other fundraising initiatives.