Nothing daft about Jean’s fundraising

At the cheque presentation are, from left, Brian Burnie, Paul Thompson, Peter Evans and Jean Daley.
At the cheque presentation are, from left, Brian Burnie, Paul Thompson, Peter Evans and Jean Daley.

A charity has benefitted to the tune of £1,000 following a successful fundraising event in Seaton Delaval.

Organised by Jean Daley, the event in the Hastings Arms raised money for Daft as a Brush.

On the night there was a tombola and raffle, with prizes donated from businesses and individuals, with a number of these coming from Fenwicks in Newcastle, where Jean used to work.

The actual total on the night was more than £800, but Hastings Arms managers Peter Evans and Paul Thompson kindly rounded the figure off to £1,000.

Jean said: “Everyone has been so helpful, it was fantastic. The pub pulled out all the stops and helped me left right and centre, and the response from the public was fantastic, I am so grateful.”

Jean has been helping with the Gosforth-based charity for two years. The volunteers transport cancer patients to hospital for treatment or appointments.

The service is primarly used by people who do not have their own transport or have difficulty in using public transport.

Daft as a Brush founder Brian Burnie was on hand at the weekend’s fundraiser in Seaton Delaval to draw the raffle.

He then returned to the pub earlier this week to be presented with the cheque for £1,000.

Having raised more than £700 at a previous event back in August, Jean is now looking for ideas for another fundraiser next year.