Funday gives air ambulance a lift

Secretary Ann Pounder and entertainments secretary Steve Egan with a selection of raffle prizes outside Richardsons & Westgarth Social Club

Secretary Ann Pounder and entertainments secretary Steve Egan with a selection of raffle prizes outside Richardsons & Westgarth Social Club

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RESIDENTS are invited to let their hair down this bank holiday and give a lifesaving service a lift.

Hartlepool’s Richardsons & Westgarth Sports and Social Club hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for the Great North Air Ambulance.

The club is holding its annual August bank holiday funday when there will be a host of activities for all the family.

Between noon and 6pm, the club on Winterbottom Avenue will entertain children with a variety of bouncy castles, fancy dress competition, karaoke singing and facepainting.

Then on the night, the adults can sit back and enjoy live music from singer Holly Hudson.

Steve Egan, entertainments secretary said: “We do a lot of charity work and are always raising money for different causes.

“It is about four years since we have done it for the air ambulance. We have held this funday for years now and the kids love it. It is always a good day and night.”

There will also be bingo raffles and tombolas throughout the day.

The club has supported a variety of good causes over the years including Hartlepool & District Hospice, Hartlepool RNLI and the air ambulance service.

And an old time music night last month by University Hospital of Hartlepool staff raised £1,000 for a bowel cancer charity.

Monday’s children’s activities are all free and there is a cover charge for the night entertainment of 50p.

The Great North Air Ambulance service is a charity that attends emergencies in Cumbria, the North-East and North Yorkshire.

The service needs to raise £4m a year to keep its three helicopters flying.