Charity benefits from support of pub and author

Sara's Hope Foundation �2355 cheque presentation from the Monkseaton Arms (left to right) Keith Gibson and Carol Bennett from Sara's Hope Foundation and Leigh Dryden-Manager of the Monkseaton Arms.

Sara's Hope Foundation �2355 cheque presentation from the Monkseaton Arms (left to right) Keith Gibson and Carol Bennett from Sara's Hope Foundation and Leigh Dryden-Manager of the Monkseaton Arms.

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A WHITLEY Bay charity is celebrating after receiving a donation of more than £2,000 from a local pub.

The Monkseaton Arms showed its support for the organisation by donating 10p from every pint of Monkseaton Ale sold.

Since the campaign launched £2,355 has been raised for the charity.

Leigh Dryden, manager of the Monkseaton Arms said: “This will be a continuous thing, and we are hoping to raise £2,000 alone this year.

“It’s a nice ale, so combined with that and people knowing it raises money for charity, it does well and is a good way of raising money for the cause.”

A north east author has also shown his support for the charity, having just published a novel more than 22 years after the first words were typed on an old ‘green-screen’ computer.

For The Greater Good – The Awakening, by William Whiteland, is an e-book and the author has agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds to a few carefully selected charities with Sara’s Hope Foundation being the first.

The book is available online from amazon.co.uk and five pence of every downloaded will go to Sara’s Hope Foundation.

The charity was formed by Ged and Julie Hoburn in memory of their daughter, Sara.

The money would be used to continue to send families from the north east who have undergone treatment for cancer to a holiday retreat in Crete, where they can spend time together as a family, away from hospital wards.