£2,000 hospice donation sewn up

Foggy Furze Quilters following the presentation to Hartlepool & District Hospice
Foggy Furze Quilters following the presentation to Hartlepool & District Hospice

A HOSPICE has been given a £2,000 boost thanks to the kind-hearted efforts of creative residents.

Several members from the Foggy Furze Quilters and Embroiderers group have spent the past nine months creating a large quilt to raffle in aid of the Hartlepool and District Hospice.

The quilt was put on display at the Marine Hotel, in Seaton Carew, at the end of March as part of a 200-strong exhibition of quilt and embroidery items.

Hundreds of people saw the stunning handmade designs at the exhibition, which is held every two years.

Group members also organised a tombola and raised £2,218 for the specialist palliative care services at Hartlepool and District Hospice, based in Wells Avenue.

The hospice was chosen to benefit in memory of Carole Langston, 73, who was cared for there before she died last December.

Group members spent nine months working on the quilt which was raffled.

Lorna Scott, organiser of the exhibition, said: “The funding the group received from the Teesside Community Fund made a big difference as it allowed us to advertise in Hartlepool and further afield. Members worked very hard to make the exhibition a success and we are thrilled to have raised so much.”

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser at the hospice, said: “It was great to see so many people there.

“I would like to thank Lorna and the members of the group for their hard work, kindness and dedication. The amount they raised was tremendous.”

The Foggy Furze Quilters and Embroiderers meets at Seaton Carew Social Club, in Station Lane, every Monday from 2pm-4pm and the embroidery group gathers on a Thursday at the same time.