PANTO stars are calling on Wearsiders to dig deep and help a city hospice charity as Christmas nears – oh yes, they are!
As part of this year’s festive raffle for Grace House Children’s Hospice, one winner will drive away a Citreon C1.
And the cast from this year’s Sunderland Empire pantomime – Cinderella – is encouraging the public to buy a ticket.
Organisation of the competition has been helped out by a number of businesses in the area, such as MetroMail and Encore Envelopes of Washington.
All proceeds will go towards Grace House in Southwick, which will care for youngsters suffering from terminal illnesses.
Laura Robinson, of Town Centre Citroen, said: “We are over the moon we are in the position to help such a fantastic local cause again. Grace House do such a wonderful job.”
Alan Purvis, managing director of MetroMail, based in Seaham, said: “I am delighted to be once again supporting Grace House.
“As one of the UK’s largest mailing houses, it is terrific to help such a great charity benefiting local children and families in our region.”
Fund-raiser at Grace House, Karen Maclennan, said: “We are extremely grateful to Town Centre Citroen for donating the Citroen C1 to Grace House. Also to both Encore Envelopes, who have designed and supplied the printed envelopes, and MetroMail, who have provided the full mailing service completely free of charge.”
To buy raffle tickets, contact Grace House on 525 2885 or call into Town Centre Citroen, in Ferryboat Lane, North Hylton.
Cinderella runs at the Empire from Friday, December 13, until Sunday, January 5.