Hartlepool cheerleaders bring cash tumbling in for hospice

CHARITY CHEER: Hartlepool Hawks took part in a charity tumble to raise money for their local hospice
CHARITY CHEER: Hartlepool Hawks took part in a charity tumble to raise money for their local hospice

A CHEERLEADING squad has boosted a charity by almost £4,000 after taking part in a 12-hour fundraiser.

Hartlepool Hawks Cheerleading Academy took part in a 12-hour tumble event to raise money Hartlepool and District Hospice.

Many of our own coaches, cheerleaders and their families have had their own personal experience with the hospice which has helped their loved ones through difficult times and they all feel very strongly about this cause.

Becki Taylor, Hartlepool Hawks

A group of 50 Hawks aged between four and 19 took part in the event, which raised £3,879.

Becki Taylor, head coach and chairman for the Hawks, said: “The hospice has helped so many people and has touched so many different families.

“Many of our own coaches, cheerleaders and their families have had their own personal experience with the hospice which has helped their loved ones through difficult times and they all feel very strongly about this cause.”

Hollie Mudd, aged nine, was one of the cheerleaders to take part and she raised £340 for the hospice where her grandfather spent his final days. She said: “My grandma has terminal cancer and would like to spend time at the hospice before she dies.

“My grandma is very proud that I go to cheerleading and shows all my photos to her nurses and carers but she does get scared through when she sees me high up in the air when I am stunting.”

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser for the hospice, added: “These are fabulous results, both their fundraising and competing in this gruelling challenge.

“It is wonderful that young people in our community support the hospice.”