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A HOSPICE has been given a boost thanks to the efforts of a housebuilder.

Hartlepool-based Yuill Homes helped raise £480 for the Hartlepool & District Hospice at its annual dinner dance.

The yearly event, which took place at Hardwick Hall, in Sedgefield, saw staff perform their best Strictly Come Dancing impressions to raise cash for the Wells Avenue-based hospice.

Yuill Homes has supported the Hospice for more than a decade through various fundraising activities and has so far raised a total of £19,000 for the charity.

Andrew Pegg, company secretary at Yuill Homes, said: “Yuill is a Hartlepool-based employer that is committed to supporting the local community and assisting causes which are close to the hearts of our staff.

“The annual dinner dance is a great way of raising money for worthwhile causes and we’re delighted to support Hartlepool and District Hospice.”

The hospice offers a range of specialist palliative care and support services to help individuals and families suffering from life limiting illness.

Tracy Woodhall, chief executive of the hospice, said: “Yuill Homes have been loyal supporters of the Hartlepool and District Hospice since 1996, from buying tables at our annual ball, to attending events and providing sponsorship on the Hospice vans.

“I am delighted that they are continuing their support for our services and local people during a very difficult economic environment.”