Rocking night of music sees Small Crafts raise big amount!

Sea Cadet volunteers on the night of the fundraiser in the Small Crafts club.
Sea Cadet volunteers on the night of the fundraiser in the Small Crafts club.

A CLUB’S musical fundraiser to raise cash for a maritime youth group raked in more than £750.

The Small Crafts Association Club, in Commercial Street, at Hartlepool’s Marina, organised the charity night to collect money for the Hartlepool Sea Cadets.

Revolver Duo, Chris Gilfoyle and Alan Williamson.

Revolver Duo, Chris Gilfoyle and Alan Williamson.

Staff at the club arranged for popular band Revolver to perform live on the night.

They and they also had a raffle and an auction for boat trips and a tattoo voucher, along with games and general fun activities.

Dozens of people turned up to the do and gave so generously that a whopping £760.35 was collected for the fundraiser coffers.

Small Crafts barmaid Debbie Stansil said: “We held the night and raised a fantastic £760.35.

“On behalf of all of us at the Smallcrafts and the Sea Cadets we would just like to thank everyone involved.

“The night was a great success and we wouln’d have been able to do it if it wasn’t for everyone who turned up and donated to the cause on the night.

“The Sea Cadets were absolutely over the moon with the amount raised, and we were too.

“We didn’t expect to get anywhere near that much so we were delighted.

“We couldn’t believe it!

“It was a really good turn out and everyone was so generous on the night.”

She added: “We’ve had this band before at one of our events so we knew they were really good.

“They got everybody going and everyone commented on how good they were.

“So yes it was a top night all round.”

The money will now be handed over to the long-standing cadet organisation.

The group relies on charitable donations to pay for items such as life jackets, heating bills, new sets of oars, trips, health and safety upgrades and even new boats which could last for up to 25 years.