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ON December 6 and 7, shoppers at Asda stood and joined in with the young schoolchildren of Hartlepool as their beautiful young voices rang out through the cold, crisp air.

Pupils and staff from Barnard Grove, Clavering, Eldon Grove, Golden Flatts, Grange, Lynnfield, Owton Manor, Rossmere, Sacred Heart, Springwell, St Bega’s, St Cuthbert’s, St Peter’s Elwick and Hart, Throston, and High Tunstall College of Science donated their spare time rehearsing, organising and transporting, in order to let the children help raise money for those so much less fortunate than themselves.

Hartlepool voluntary fund-raisers for the NSPCC wish to say a very big thank you to the pupils, staff, parents, grandparents and shoppers who gave so generously.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to Asda management and staff for rescuing the event when Tesco unexpectedly cancelled (booked in March) two weeks before it was due to take place.

All money raised in this area will be spent in this area to help the local child protection team provide services which include Childline, support for children at risk, help for families with children facing serious difficulties in their relationships and, of crucial importance, is the work helping children and their families overcome their ordeals following mental, physical and sexual abuse.

Thank you again schools, staff, parents and shoppers at Asda for your wonderful support.

J L Patterson,

chairman,

Voluntary fund-raisers, NSPCC,

Hartlepool.