£1,000 fundraiser inspired by Wallsend mum’s MS fight

Sarah Howells, of Wallsend, with mum Christine, 50.
Sarah Howells, of Wallsend, with mum Christine, 50.

Fundraiser Sarah Howells has given the Multiple Sclerosis Society a £1,000 boost by holding a charity night inspired by her mum Christine’s ten-year fight against the disease.

Sarah, 20, of Wallsend, said: “My mum has suffered from MS for many years, and the condition has affected her a lot recently.

“I really wanted to do something to show how much she means to me but also contribute in some way to helping her in the future.

“It was a fantastic event, held in an amazing venue, which raised a lot of money for a great cause.”

The fundraiser was held at Wallsend’s Town Hall Chambers, where Sarah works for Executype PA as a customer service administrator.

More than 100 people attended the event, featuring a live band and a raffle.

Sarah added: “I was so grateful for all of the help provided by the Town Hall Chambers and for hosting the event. I know my mum was extremely proud and grateful for all the support.”

Beginning 2 End Occasions, another business based at the venue, helped Sarah to organise the event.

The raffle prizes on offer included a Valentine’s night dinner, afternoon tea, bottles of wine and cinema, hairdressing and shopping vouchers.