Running pair raise £1k

Chris Watts (seated, left) and Mary Tose did the recent Race for Life and raised funds for charities including Macmillan, whose representative George Newbury is pictured with them, along with regulars from Stranton Social Club who helped with the fundraising.
Chris Watts (seated, left) and Mary Tose did the recent Race for Life and raised funds for charities including Macmillan, whose representative George Newbury is pictured with them, along with regulars from Stranton Social Club who helped with the fundraising.

A PAIR of charitable runners have helped raise a total of £1,150 for three good causes with the help of regulars from a social club.

Mary Tose and Christine Watts took part in the Race for Life event earlier this summer in Hartlepool and along with the help of Stranton Social Club have managed to raise £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, £50 for Cancer Research and £100 towards the Mail’s Callum’s Dream Appeal.

Chris Watts (seated, left) and Mary Tose did the recent Race for Life and raised funds for charities including Macmillan, whose representative George Newbury is pictured with them, along with regulars from Stranton Social Club who helped with the fundraising.

Chris Watts (seated, left) and Mary Tose did the recent Race for Life and raised funds for charities including Macmillan, whose representative George Newbury is pictured with them, along with regulars from Stranton Social Club who helped with the fundraising.

The appeal aims to raise £5,000 for brave Hartlepool youngster Callum Smith who has epilepsy and numerous other conditions.

Mary, 66, and her friend Christine, 58, from the Belle Vue area of town, both competed the Race for Life and helped raise money for Cancer Research UK.

But they also helped organise a fun day at Stranton Social Club, which raised £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support thanks to a raffle and donations from generous regulars at the social club, which hosted the fun day and BBQ after Race for Life.

Mary, from Greta Avenue, said: “The total amount that was raised was £1,150 for the three causes and we were all really pleased to be able to help out.

“All three are fantastic causes and really strike a chord with people.”