The Seatones will be star turn at fundraising night

The Seatones have been added to the bill for the Liam Gough Memorial Evening.
The Seatones have been added to the bill for the Liam Gough Memorial Evening.

A feast of entertainment has been promised at an annual fundraising night in memory of a popular man.

The Liam Gough Memorial Evening will be held on Friday, November 20, and will raise money for Hartlepool & District Hospice.

The late Liam Gough and his brother John, who organises the annual fundraising event in his memory.

The late Liam Gough and his brother John, who organises the annual fundraising event in his memory.

It has been organised by Liam’s brother John and takes place in the usual venue of Rovers Quoit Club on Easington Road in Hartlepool at 7pm.

The evening has raised more than £14,500 since it first started in 2008.

Organisers say it has always seen a packed room and always promised a night of great entertainment.

Freddie Mercury tribute act Billy West will be appearing for the third consecutive year by popular demand.

Newly added to the bill are The Seatones, a quartet of singers performing songs from the 1940s to the present day, in a vintage style.

This won’t be the first time the group have performed in support of the hospice, having shared the bill with Hartlepool Ukulele Group at a sellout fundraiser in The Studio earlier this month.

Greg Hildreth, from Hartlepool & District Hospice, said: “The Seatones are a great new addition to this event, which goes from strength to strength every year.

“The organiser, John Gough, keeps introducing new elements and ways to show his guests a good time.

“We are really excited to have The Seatones performing for us again, after their recent success at The Studio and I’d like to thank them on behalf of everyone at the hospice for their kind and continued support.”

Liam was a popular social worker and fundraiser, as well as a big Hartlepool United fan.

The hospice was close to his and his family’s hearts as it cared for his sister, Angela O’Hara, before she passed away aged 54.

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

Tickets for this year’s Liam Gough Memorial Evening 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.

Organisers say early booking for the evening is advisable as the event has sold out every year.