Charity night boosts hospice coffers

FUNDS BOOST: St Teresa's Hospice has received a cheque for more than £2,000

FUNDS BOOST: St Teresa's Hospice has received a cheque for more than £2,000

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A DARLINGTON charity has received a cash boost of more than £2,000 after the latest in a string of fundraising efforts by a long-serving volunteer.

Nancy Spencer has been involved with St Teresa’s Hospice for the past 15 years.

A fundraiser she organised at Rolling Mills Social Club, in Longfield Road, before Christmas, raised the grand total of £2,165.20.

The event, the eighth organised by Mrs Spencer in recent years, was a 1960s-themed night, with live music and a pie and pies supper.

Hospice director Jane Bradshaw visited the club on Wednesday (January 22) morning, to receive a cheque on behalf of the charity.

Mrs Spencer answered a call for volunteers from the hospice 15 years ago, after being forced to give up work due to ill health.

She said: “I am not the kind of person to sit around the house, so I was looking for something to do with my time.

“People do not realise how important places like St Teresa’s are – no one ever knows when they could need its services.

“They do not get a lot of help, so every penny counts.”

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