Tune in to 60s to boost funds

From left, Caroline Readman, Marjorie Davies, Alison Emerson of the Hartlepool and District Hospice and Karen Featherstone.
From left, Caroline Readman, Marjorie Davies, Alison Emerson of the Hartlepool and District Hospice and Karen Featherstone.
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CAFE staff will swap their aprons for flares and platform shoes to raise money for a hospice.

Workers at Eugene’s Coffee Shop, in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool, have organised a 1960s-themed charity night.

All money raised will go to the Hartlepool and District Hospice.

The night will feature music from The Passion Killers plus a disco, raffles and auctions.

So far more than 100 tickets have been sold.

The event will take place at the Grand Hotel, in Swainson Street, Hartlepool, on Saturday, July 2.

Leanne Johnson, a worker at Eugene’s, said: “Almost everyone knows someone affected by cancer and knows the great job the hospice does. It’s a shame it has to raise so much of its own funds.

“The 60s night promises to be a great evening and raising money for the hospice at the same time makes it even better.

“So dig out your flares, platforms and wigs and join us in the Grand Hotel. We look forward to seeing a lot of people there.”

Sandra Britten, director of information services at the hospice in Wells Avenue, said: “We offer a range of services which include a day hospice and a 10-bed inpatient care unit, all of which are free to access.

“But funds to maintain our services come only partly from the Government. The rest has to come from community fundraising.

“The kind of support offered by the staff at Eugene’s is a huge boost to our income and helps secure the future of the local hospice.”

The event is on from 7.30pm to midnight. Tickets (£10) are available from Eugene’s Coffee Shop or by calling Eugene’s on (01429) 276677.