80s charity night for hospice is hoped to be a hit

Walter Barton
Walter Barton

Fundraisers are hoping a night of entertainment will be a huge hit to help raise cash for patients will longterm illnesses.

Hartlepool’s Alice House Hospice is working with The Raglan Quoit Club and Walter Barton of Deck One to host a fun filled 80’s nostalgia night, with music, dancing, games, and prizes.

The event, called ‘I love the 80’s’, takes place on Saturday, October 21, from 7pm at The Raglan Quoit Club.

The night features a disco with wall to wall 80’s floor fillers from the likes of Wham, Michael Jackson, Dexy’s Midnight Runners and more.

There will also be party games and prizes for the best 80’s themed costume, although fancy dress is optional.

Hospice chiefs say they are hoping to bring back memories of the iconic decade they describe as a ‘great time to be alive’.

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser at the hospice, said: “This will be a great night for all ages and will include some of the decade’s best music, courtesy of Walter Barton.

“It was a great time to be alive and we hope that we can bring back some fun memories for those who were there and maybe offer something new to those who weren’t.

“We’d like to thank The Raglan and Walter for all their support with this event; as always, everything raised will be used to fund hospice care in Hartlepool and East Durham.

Tickets are £7 per person and include a pie and pea supper.

Tickets are available from www.alicehousehospice.co.uk/ilovethe80s or by calling the hospice on 01429 855536 or from the Raglan Quoit Club.