Newcastle’s are United for Charity Night at the White Star

When: 27 April, 7.30pm.

Where: The White Star, Kingsway, Stoke.

Why: To raise funds for the Bright Red blood cancer charity. 

A special night of music and fundraising is being held to welcome a group of marathon cyclists to North Staffordshire. 

The White Star, Stoke, is hosting the acoustic music event for cyclists on a Lands End to Newcastle-on-Tyne marathon rid to raise funds for blood cancer care and research. 

Local involvement in the Bright Red fundraising drive stems from a longstanding link between offices of the official receiver in Newcastle-on-Tyne and Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. 

Staff from the two Newcastle’s have united on many occasions to raise funds for charity including the Bright Red charity based in the North East of England. 

Steve Fearns, Official Receiver for Stoke-on-Trent, explained: “Our office is based in Newcastle and links have been developed with our colleagues in the North East. 

“Dave Elliot, my counterpart at the other Newcastle is part of the 20-strong team riding from Lands End for Bright Red. 

“Around five of my colleagues will join Dave on the local leg from Worcester to Crewe, after which we will meet up at the White Star for a fund raising event.” 

Pam Rowlands, Licensee of the White Star, said: “Our regular acoustic nights attract a good crowd and provide a great opportunity to raise funds for the Bright Red charity. 

“There will be a charity raffle with great prizes donated by local businesses and we will have a live jukebox where people will be able to request their favourite song from the musicians in exchange for a charity donation.” 


For further information contact Steve Fearns on 01782-664101 or Pam Rowlands on 01782 848732. 

Notes to editors:

The Stoke-on-Trent Official Receiver is based at Copthall House, King Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 

The White Star, in Kingsway, Stoke, opened in May, 2008. It is one of five pubs run by award winning Titanic Brewery, of Lingard Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.

Based at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Bright Red aims to improve the lives and treatment of people with blood cancer across the north of England through:

Care – to create the best environment for the treatment of patients with blood cancer with support to patients, their families and carers;

Education – to assist in the educations and training of healthcare professionals dedicated to treating patients with blood cancer;

Research – to promote world class research into the treatment of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and bone marrow failure.