The Colliery Tavern in Sunderland played host to a charity night organised by mother and daughter team Ann Hall and Ann Grove. The event included a quiz, raffle and karaoke which raised a fantastic £1,420 for CLIC Sargent.
The pair decided to hold the event and support CLIC Sargent after Ann Hall’s niece, Freya, and her family were supported by CLIC Sargent at the Royal Victoria Infirmary where Freya underwent treatment for cancer.
Freya, now seven, was diagnosed with cancer at just 18 months old. The well-loved little girl has had many people and places fundraise in her name including her school, a local dart’s team and Go North East.
Ann Hall, a cleaner at Stagecoach in Sunderland, said: “The drivers where I work really got behind the event as well, buying raffle tickets and all sorts.
“As well as cleaning there I also clean at the Freemason’s Lodge on the Esplanade and they to supported the event.
“Special thanks also need to go to Mill View Club on Station Road who went around with buckets all day on one of the days of the Sunderland Air Show and raised an incredible £355, which they kindly topped up to £380.
“I’m really thankful to everyone for their generosity and hope this goes some way to support other families like Freya’s.”
CLIC Sargent Area Fundraising Manager Dee Tyler said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Ann and Ann chose to do this for us. We really appreciate the hard work and generosity that has gone in to raising the money – every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, like Freya’s.”