A fundraising evening at Redcar Bowling Club on Saturday 15th October, organised by Redcar MP Anna Turley and the family of Georgina Anderson, raised over £800 for Teenager Cancer Trust.
Over 60 people attended the event, enjoying music from a great, new, local band, The Retrospektaz and a hog roast. Ticket sales and a raffle raised £427.74 which was kindly matched by the Redcar branch of Barclays, taking the total to £855.48.
Photo: New local band, The Retrospektaz
Teenage Cancer Trust is Anna’s Charity of the Year 2016, chosen in memory of Marske teenager Georgina Anderson who sadly lost her battle with cancer in 2013. The fundraiser marked the end of a calendar of events and challenges throughout the year which have raised £2,740.18 for the Trust.
“We had a fantastic evening at Redcar Bowling Club on Saturday and I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who supported the event.
“I have been really proud to support Teenage Cancer Trust in Georgina’s memory and the money raised on Saturday and throughout the year will go towards funding the Trust’s vital work helping young cancer patients and their families. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. Your support will make a big difference, helping to get the best care and support for all young people battling with cancer.
“I am really pleased to support Georgina’s amazing, inspiring family Helen, Paul and Joe who do so much in her memory and I will continue to do so in any way I can.”
Paul and Helen Anderson said:
"We feel very honoured that Anna Turley chose Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of our daughter Georgina Anderson. We are very proud that Georgina has inspired so much fundraising and Anna has worked very hard for the charity for the whole year.
“It has been a pleasure to attend so many different events that Anna has been involved in. This has also had a knock-on effect, as many other people have raised additional funds at some of the charity functions.
“We would like to thank Anna and all her team for the numerous activities they have all contributed to. This means an awful lot to all our family."
The fundraising event was kindly supported by a number of local businesses and organisations:
- New local band, The Retrospektaz, provided the entertainment
- Food and catering were provided free of charge by Country Valley Foods and Forrest Foods
- Redcar Bowling Club donated use of their venue
- Raffle prizes were donated by Transpennine Express and Middlesbrough Football Club