Hospice fundraiser a success

Storytellers Hannah Orrell and Emma Gerry (right) with children at the Greenside pub
Storytellers Hannah Orrell and Emma Gerry (right) with children at the Greenside pub

SCORES of children enjoyed a fun event to raise cash for charity.

More than 100 children enjoyed a disco and fun and games at the Greenside pub, in Stockton Road, Hartlepool, for a free Easter event.

There was a visit by Disney princesses during the event that also raised cash in memory of Hartlepool youngster Hannah Dagg.

Hannah suffered from cerebral palsy, epilepsy and dystonia and died from multiple organ failure in September 2009.

The pub raised cash in aid of the Butterwick Hospice, which helped to care for the former Springwell School pupil.

Pubgoers took part in raffles and generously gave donation that raised £450.

Pub manager Darren Corbett said: “We had a disco, kids games and Disney princesses.

“We open the pub up and let the kids have the area to themselves to have fun.

“There was over 100 children and it was absolutely fantastic.”

Darren added: “In the pub we have regulars who support the Butterwick Hospice and it is in Hannah’s name.

“There was raffles and donations, with prizes from regulars, businesses and Marston’s pub chain.

“In two hours on Saturday and a couple of hours on Sunday we raised £450.”