Spiritualist Peter Crawford at Hartlepool funeral home’s charity night

Peter Crawford with Jaci Ingham (left) and Katie Whitehead at Strathmore House.
Peter Crawford with Jaci Ingham (left) and Katie Whitehead at Strathmore House.

A HARTLEPOOL funeral home is hoping a charity event with a top spiritualist will be a sell out.

The Co-operative Funeral Care service, at Strathmore House, have teamed up with town medium Peter Crawford for the night in aid of Hartlepool & District Hospice.

It is one of many events the funeral directors have staged in recent years that have raised thousands for different town charities and good causes.

Peter is set to dazzle the audience with his spiritualism skills in the event which takes place at Seaton Carew’s Marine Hotel.

It is being staged on Tuesday, September 16, and tickets are on sale now.

Katie Whitehead, an administrator at Strathmore House, said: “This will be the first time we have held a spiritualist event although I have attended some before.

“All of Peter’s gigs are sell- outs so I think we will be able to raise quite a bit for the hospice.

“We tend to organise one event every year for various charities and decided on Hartlepool hospice this year.

“I spoke to Peter and he said he would be happy to help us.”

Peter, 43, has raised money for a host of local causes including the Great North Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer, and Hartlepool & District Hospice.

He and fellow medium Irene Wilson were nominated for a Pride of Hartlepool Award earlier this year for their charity work.

Peter, of West Park, Hartlepool, was a teenager when he says he was able to make contact with the other side.

He was 18 when his mum, Sylvia Crawford, died of lung cancer.

Other causes Strathmore House have supported in recent years include Springwell School and Hartlepool Bereavement Service.

Tickets for the spiritualist night are priced £10 and are available from Strathmore House, in Burn Road and from the Marine Hotel.

Doors open from 7pm.