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Cutting out the booze for two months has helped a Durham man raise more than £500 for St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

Charlie Gardiner raised £505 by giving up alcohol for the eight weeks leading up to the anniversary of his father, Charles’, death on Monday, March 7.

Charles Gardiner Senior passed away at the Hospice four years ago and his family were very impressed by the care he received hereCharlie Gardiner donation.

Charlie, from Neville’s Cross, said: “They looked after my dad so well and we are so grateful for everything they did. This is my way of giving something back.

“I am thrilled to have raised so much money. I would like to thank my friends, family, work colleagues and everyone else who sponsored me.”

Located in Merryoaks, St Cuthbert’s Hospice provides end of life and palliative care to people with life-limiting illnesses from across County Durham.

Bereavement support and counselling is also offered to those affected by death or a terminal diagnosis.

A registered charity, we must raise £1.3m a year to continue providing our services.

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