SKYDIVING, an adventure day and abseiling are in the offing for a Teesside financial management company as they raise money for the Butterwick Hospice in Stockton.

WR Financial Management of Stockton has become one of the latest Corporate Partners of the hospice, which means donating £5,000 a year.

The company is also planning other events, including skydiving and abseiling to raise extra cash for the cause.

FOLK DANCING: Stockton Folk Dance Club will hold a dance at 7.30pm on Saturday, February 23 in Egglescliffe Community Centre, Egglescliffe, near Yarm. Supper provided in the £6 entrance fee payable at the door. For more information call 01642-553757.

FACEBOOK GARDENERS: A new Facebook page providing a whole host of information about allotments in Hartlepool has been launched by Hartlepool Borough Council. Log on to

TV BOB: A Teesside born TV personality is coming home for a special night. Famous jockey Bob Champion MBE, who was born in Guisborough, will speak at a charity dinner at Guisborough Parochial Church (PCC) at Gisborough Hall on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm. Tickets cost £35 each. Call Beryl Jackson on 01287-633434 or 0788-5097329. Bob Champion became a household name in 1981 when he won the Grand National on Aldaniti after overcoming cancer.

CHARITY BOOST: A charity night in aid of the Holistic Cancer Care centre at Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital raised £573. The night was held at the spa Hotel in Saltburn involved raising money by dressing up in fancy dress and entertainment.