Liam Gough Memorial Night a huge success again

Local man John Gough and his family including partner Ann Bates are celebrating another successful year of fundraising for Alice House Hospice in memory of John’s late brother and sister, Liam Gough and Angela O’Hara.

The annual Liam Gough memorial night, which also pays tribute to Angela is held every November in Hartlepool’s Rovers Quoit Club and has now raised around £24,000 to support local Hospice patients and their families.

“Another packed house, a wonderful night was had by all – thank you to all who attended. What a great pleasure for myself and Ann to hand over a nice cheque for the proceeds of all your hard work.” 

John Gough

In 2017 to commemorate the event’s 10th anniversary, John and Ann were presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award from Alice House.

2018’s event marked the 11th year of the event and raised £2,501 for Hospice care; the night included live music from The Valentines as well as a raffle, an auction and other fundraising activities.

John and Ann wish to thank all who supported the event, “Thank you to Kai, Gemma and Leanne for the raffle and auction, Carl the auctioneer, Chris and Lynn for the tombola and Dr Ray for the generous donation, both families for the donation of prizes and a special mention to Chris, Sue and Cath who have donated prizes every year since the start.

“Thanks to John’s brothers Brendan and Michael who work hard to ensure the night is a success and to Alan Robinson, Rovers’ Secretary for the use of the room and a donation to the fund, Don and Maxine for security and help with the bingo.”

John also thanked The Valentines “who put on another great show – what a great set of lads to work with.”

Finally, John added “Another packed house, a wonderful night was had by all – thank you to all who attended. What a great pleasure for myself and Ann to hand over a nice cheque for the proceeds of all your hard work.” 

Plans are underway for this year’s event and further details will follow.

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