Elaine lays on a Burns Night treat

A Whitley Bay mother is holding a fund-raising night in aid of the charity which helped her Royal Marines Commando son to get over his experiences on active duty.

Saturday, 27th January 2018, 7:00 am
Combat Stress fund-raiser Elaine Thompson.

Elaine Thompson’s son Philip died suddenly at the age of 35 after suffering a heart attack.

She is a volunteer fund-raiser for Combat Stress, which works with armed forces veterans through effective treatment and support for mental health problems, and has held a host of events.

The latest is a Burns Night with buffet, disco, raffle, piper and Ode to the Haggis in the Whitley Bay Ice Rink function room on Hillheads Road on Saturday, February 3.

Tickets cost £10, from 07568 499455.