Hospice help from young footballers

Greatham FC under-10s who gave a �250 donation to Hartlepool and District Hospice.
Greatham FC under-10s who gave a �250 donation to Hartlepool and District Hospice.

Young footballers showed their support for a hospice by donating £250.

Greatham FC under-10s set out to raise money for new kit, but their efforts were so successful they had money left over to give to Hartepool and District Hospice.

The team held a race night for parents, including bingo and raffles.

Team coach Liam Robinson said: “A family friend was cared for in the hospice, so I have experience of the excellent work they do.

“We wanted to make a donation to a good cause, so the hospice was an obvious choice.”

Greg Hildreth, from the hospice, said the money was very welcome.

He added: “This donation will be used to fund patient care services, which the hospice provides free of charge.

“Greatham FC should fee very proud of themselves for setting a shining example to young people everywhere.”