Pub fundraiser was a knockout

Tina Hallet and Scot Chapman warm up for a battle on one of the inflatable games at the Greensides pub supported by fellow fundraisers (left to right) Gwen Teal, Oliver Jackson, Alison Mc Cabe and Fred Teal.
Tina Hallet and Scot Chapman warm up for a battle on one of the inflatable games at the Greensides pub supported by fellow fundraisers (left to right) Gwen Teal, Oliver Jackson, Alison Mc Cabe and Fred Teal.

A FUN day for a leukaemia charity at a Hartlepool pub was a knockout success.

The Greenside pub in Stockton Road held two days of live music, games and raffles.

It was organised by the pub and regular Olly Jackson who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2003.

It is a type of blood cancer that attacks the lymph nodes and causes swelling in the neck, armpit or groin.

The weekend is set to have raised between £1,500 and £2,000 for North East Leukaemia Research and the Leukaemia Day Unit at the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton.

Olly, 46, said: “It has been an absolutely brilliant weekend.

“People have been so generous in giving money to us for raffles and tombolas.

“I take my hat off to everyone who has been involved. It is brilliant to be able to give something back to the charity that has helped me.”

Around ten bands from Hartlepool performing charity Red Dreams.

There was plenty to keep small children entertained with bouncy castles and inflatable games.

The weekend was rounded off with an auction and karaoke night.

Olly added the weekend had been such a success that organisers were plan to make it an annual event.