Neighbourhoodies’ event success

Six-year old Aiden Draper pours a coffee for Natalie I'Anson at the Neighbourhoodies coffee morning at the Phoenix Centre on the Central Estate.
Six-year old Aiden Draper pours a coffee for Natalie I'Anson at the Neighbourhoodies coffee morning at the Phoenix Centre on the Central Estate.

KINDHEARTED youngsters raised more than £200 for three charities at their own fun day - and they’re already putting their heads together and planning their next event.

Tombolas, raffles, cake stalls, bouncy castles and games were all on offer at a fun-packed event for all the family at the Phoenix Centre, in Hindpool Close, earlier this month.

Organisers, the Neighbourhoodies, have counted up the cash they raked in on the day and the £208 total will be split between the Denise Taylor Cancer Trust, Hartlepool Carers and Jailed 4 Georgia, the fundraising campaign to support Hartlepool youngster Georgia Hart who is suffering with a rare heart condition.

But the generous group, which meets twice a month at the Phoenix Centre, will be adding to that total with other events they plan to organise before the year is out.

Natalie I’Anson, tenancy relations enforcement team support office for Housing Hartlepool, who works alongside the Neighbourhoodies, said: “Over the next few sessions they are planning their next event to support the charities.

“They are thinking about organising a dance-a-thon where they can involve the community.”

Natalie added: “The youngsters were all pleased to raise as much as they did.

“They were supported by businesses in the lead up to the event and everyone who came along on the day really enjoyed it.

“The group worked extremely hard to organise the event on their own and it was a real success.”

The Neighbourhoodies group was set up by local police and housing organisation Housing Hartlepool and the crimefighting members aim to cut the amount of anti-social behaviour in the town. The group nominates chosen charities every year and organises events to support them.

For more information and to find out how to get involved contact Natalie I’Anson on (01429) 284012.