Liam Gough memorial evening is another huge success

The ninth annual fundraising event in memory of a much loved local man has seen another successful year in aid of Alice House Hospice.

The Liam Gough Tribute Night is organised by Liam’s brother John and is also in memory of their sister Angela O’Hara. It takes place every November at Rovers Quoit Club in Hartlepool and the most recent event raised a fantastic £1,891, taking the running total to an incredible £18,591.

All of the money raised from these events is used to fund the specialist care services which the Hospice delivers to people and families affected by incurable illnesses across the Hartlepool and East Durham area.

“It’s a pleasure to have been involved in John and his family’s tremendous fundraising work, which helps to sustain patient care services for people in our area. The events are always a huge success and I’d like to say a huge thank you on behalf of everyone at the Hospice.”

Greg Hildreth, Hospice Fundraiser

On the night there was live music from Freddie Mercury tribute act Billy West and local musician Jeff Butterfield as well as a photo booth, raffle, tombola, auction and bingo.

John Gough, who has organised all of the events with the support of his partner Ann Bates, along with family and friends, was thrilled with the result and was eager to thank all who made it possible.

John said “Thanks to all who came and donated, as well as Ian Hewetson of Pockets Papers who printed our tickets for free, Dr. S K Ray, Paul Gough Physio, City Plumbing, Best Supplies and John Stubbs for their donations, everyone who donated prizes, Billy West and Jeff Butterfield for their performances and Kris Smith for donating all profits from the photo booth.

“Thanks also to Don Vaughn and Maxine Hoad for their security work, Ann Bates and her daughters Leanne and Gemma for their hard work with raffles and auctions.

“Finally, I’d like to thank the Rovers committee and members, along with Greg Hildreth for all their help and support every year; it was a great night and a full house once again.”

Alongside the event was the annual Saxon Junior Teams football match; parents collected £150 from raffles and other fundraising and this was presented at the match.

John added “We were really touched by this and it was great that my brothers Brendan and Michael Gough were able to help out with the match.

The Hospice is a special place providing a vital service; once again the people of Hartlepool have got behind us to support their Hospice and our event. It’s good to know that Liam lives on in our hearts through this event.”

John will be announcing the date of this year’s event in due course.

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