Raising cash for tribute charity walk

A KIND-HEARTED family are planning a night of fundraising as they raise money for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a tribute to their late mum.

Lynne Dutton, along with her brothers Neil and Ian Sutheran, are planning to walk 100 miles across the Great Wall of China in May.

Their mum, Sheila Sutheran, died of motor neurone disease back in 2008, aged 67.

And the family have been on a fundraising drive ever since to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Their dedicated hard work has already raised more than 13,000 for the charity.

Now the family have organised their latest charity event, taking place at the Hartlepool Working Mens Club, in King Oswy Drive, later this month.

Lynne said her mum and dad, Alan, used to spend a lot of time in the club, so it was the obvious choice to host the event.

The 48-year-old, who lives in the Rossmere area of Hartlepool, said: "It promises to be a really great night.

"It is 60s and 70s themed, but fancy dress is optional.

"We will be playing a few different games and there will be some raffles. It will be a great atmosphere."

China is not the first unique challenge the family will have taken on.

Last year they completed the Inca trail in Machu Picchu, in Peru.

And Lynne said the family will continue to do all they can to raise money for the charity.

The community nurse added: "We realise how important it is to raise money and awareness of this condition.

"Myself and three friends braved the freezing water to do the Boxing Day Dip and we hope to have raised around 500 there.

"And, hopefully, this event will be another fitting tribute to our mum and raise even more money for a great cause."

The event is taking place on Friday, January 28, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets, costing 2, are available from behind the bar at the club.

Alternatively, call Lynne on 07988 066115 or Neil on 07746 095531.