Remembering Liam will give Hartlepool hospice a boost

Liam Gough, left, and his brother John.
Liam Gough, left, and his brother John.

Family and friends of a popular Hartlepool man will celebrate his life and raise money for the town’s hospice for an eighth year in a row.

Relatives and loved ones of much-missed Liam Gough are getting ready for another memorial night in aid of Hartlepool & District Hospice.

Guests on the night are in for a real treat

Greg Hildreth, Hartlepool & District Hospice

Liam, who was a well-known social worker and fundraiser died, aged 53, on New Year’s Day in 2008.

Proceeds from the event next month will add to the £14,000 the family have raised for the hospice since his untimely death.

The night, on Friday, November 20, is being organised by Liam’s brother John.

It will bring live music from top Freddie Mercury tribute act Billy West, as well as raffles, auctions and other fundraising activities with a selection of fantastic prizes.

The night is held in the Rovers Quoit Club, in Easington Road, Hartlepool, and starts at 7pm.

Greg Hildreth, a fundraiser at Hartlepool & District Hospice thanked Liam’s family for their ongoing support.

He said: “This is always a great night and a fantastic annual fundraiser for the hospice.

“Billy West is a fabulous entertainer and great supporter of the hospice; guests on the night are in for a real treat.

“I’d also like to say a huge thank you to John and his family for all they put into this event, as well as everyone who supports their hard work.”

As well as working with adults and youngsters with disabilities and learning difficulties, Liam was also a big Hartlepool United fan and was well-known on the local football scene.

To reflect this, two charity football matches will be played by The Saxon Junior teams on Stranton School Field on the morning of Saturday, November 21.

Tickets for the charity night are £3 and can be bought in advance from John Gough on 07904 641875, Rovers Quoit Club on (01429) 272158 or from the hospice on (01429) 855529.

Early booking is advisable as the event has sold out every year.