Fundraiser for domestic violence charity

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A CHARITY event for Wearside Women in Need will take place next month.

The Village Tavern in Ryhope will host the fund-raiser from 7pm to 11pm on Thursday, April 5.

The evening will include a quiz, raffle, bingo and entertainment.

Tickets are £2 and available by calling 07584 748 609 or from Barclays Bank, Fawcett Street, or The Village Tavern.

A host of city businesses and individuals have donated prizes including tickets to Sunderland Greyhound Stadium, a clairvoyant reading with Sean Roper, a Washington Wetland Trust family pass, a meal for four at Oak Tree Farm, Doxford Park, and more.

Barclays will be matching funds raised by the event.

Wearside Women in Need offers advice, support and safe accommodation for women and children experiencing sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Its helpline number is 0800 066 5555.