Tasty support for hospice

A GREAT PARTNERSHIP: Greg Hildreth with Sheera's staff Rajan Nanan, left, and Ozzay Zak, centre
A GREAT PARTNERSHIP: Greg Hildreth with Sheera's staff Rajan Nanan, left, and Ozzay Zak, centre

A RESTAURANT has announced tasty support for a popular Hartlepool charity.

Sheara’s Tandoori in Church Street has joined forces with Hartlepool & District Hospice to help raise vital funds over the next twelve months.

The restaurant has adopted the hospice as their charity of the year and a variety of fundraising activities has already been planned for the coming months.

Every month, the popular Indian restaurant will be holding ticketed events which include a three course meal and entertainment. It will also include raffles, collections, stand-up bingo and other fundraising activities, with the money raised going to the hospice.

The first was held last month which included a meal and live entertainment from Bollywood dancers. Raffles on the night raised around £200.

But for those who missed out, more entertainment is on the way. A meal and a chance to enjoy the Freddie Mercury tribute act Billy West is planned on Thursday, August 7.

Tickets cost £15 and further details are available from the restaurant. Hospice fundraiser Greg Hildreth said: “We’re delighted to have the support of Sheara’s and it was great to hear of all of the plans they already have in place for the future.

“Everything they raise will be used to provide hospice care to our local community.”

Mike Cuthbert, one of the managers at Sheara’s, said: “We are very happy to be able to help a charity which is so close to the hearts of so many people in our town. I hope that people will see this as an opportunity for a good night out, but more importantly a way for them to support the work of their local hospice.”

The hospice, based in Wells Avenue, offers specialist palliative care to hundreds of adults from Hartlepool and East Durham each year. They can be living with illnesses including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, motor neurone disease, end stage heart disease and Parkinson’s.

It costs £2.34m to continue providing the current range of services. The hospice receives 24 per cent NHS funding so the outstanding £1.7m must be raised through the local community and other fundraising initiatives.

To find out more on getting involved with the hospice, contact Greg or Carol Sennett on (01429) 855529.