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Hartlepool Launches Gift For Christmas Appeal

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HARTLEPOOL Mayor Councillor Paul Beck has helped launch an annual gifts appeal that aims to guarantee a happy Christmas for children in Hartlepool.

He recently visited the studio of 102.4FM Radio Hartlepool, the town’s community radio station, which is again working with Hartlepool Borough Council to bring festive cheer into the lives of hard-pressed local families.

The community radio station collects new, unwrapped gifts and cash donations and passes them on to Council staff working with local children and families.

The Gifts for Christmas appeal, which is now in its 10th year, was launched on-air during the Breakfast Show presented by Jason Anderson, the station’s Managing Director.

Councillor Beck said: “I am delighted to be supporting this very worthy cause and I would urge as many people as possible to make a donation of a gift or money – no matter how small or large. Let’s bring a smile to the faces of local children for whom Christmas might otherwise be far from happy.”

Jason Anderson, Managing Director of Radio Hartlepool, said: “We are so grateful for the support of the Mayor and the wider Council as we try to bring some Christmas cheer into the lives of hard-pressed local families. I know from experience how generous Hartlepool people can be and I’m confident that we will have another great response to our appeal. All we are asking is that gifts should be brand new and suitable for a boy or a girl up to the age of 16.”

All cash donations should be taken to Radio Hartlepool in York Road while gifts can be dropped off either at the station or at the reception area of Hartlepool Civic Centre.

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Tragic Girl aged nine died following North Yorkshire Rock Fall

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A girl aged nine has sadly died after suffering serious head injuries in a rock fall on a beach in North Yorkshire.

Emergency services responded to the horrific incident just after 4.45pm following reports a girl has been hurt.

Despite frantic efforts by emergency service workers she sadly died at the scene.

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed the sad news and have also said they are supporting the family at this difficult time.

Police, Fire, Ambulance, Air Ambulance and the Coastguard all worked together to attempt to save the girls life.

Police Hours thoughts and preys at this difficult time are with this young girls family and friends.

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Help support the family of Three young children who have tragically lost their mum

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Police Hour is looking to help support the family of Kelly Franklin who was murdered in Hartlepool, Having personally known Kelly as a wonderful person we would like to raise some money to help support her children.

It was very tragic and saddening that we reported the murder of Kelly, but to find out within hours this was the Kelly we knew, the Kelly that had a heart of gold and the Kelly that ensured other peoples children never went without, we really had to try and do something to help and support her children.

After Kelly Franklin was murdered she was the mum of three wonderful children who have been left heartbroken.

Police Hour has set up a JustGiving Appeal to help support the three young children following the tragic murder of their mum.

Kelly Franklin who sadly died on Friday 3rd August on Oxford Road in Hartlepool was such a loving, caring, beautiful young mother of three whose life has been tragically cut short.

Kelly was always bursting with life, happiness and joy and you would not bump into her without seeing a beautiful smile on her face. She was loved by so many and always had time for others.

Her three beautiful children were her most treasured things in her life and they are all in complete shock and horror that their mother’s life has been taken away from them and us so suddenly.

It is so difficult to find the words to describe how the family feels at this moment.

If you would like to support the appeal please click here to donate. Thank you for your support.

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Two arrested after Kelly Franklin Murdered in Hartlepool

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Kelly Franklin has been named after being attacked with a knife in Hartlepool.

Kelly was a kind and caring mother of three young children. She sadly died after suffering significant injuries on Oxford Road near to Chaucer Avenue in the town.

Kelly was aged just 29 years old. A 30-year-old who was known to Kelly is currently in Police Custody.

Specially trained officers are supporting Kelly’s family and our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time.

Detectives would like to again appeal for any witnesses to the incident to get in touch with them.

Police believe that Oxford Road would have been busy with vehicles travelling along Oxford Road on Friday evening, and that it is a route often used by buses and taxis.

Any drivers who were in the area of Oxford Road near to Chaucer Avenue at around 9pm on Friday evening, particularly anyone who may have dash cam footage, are asked to call them on 101.

Two people, a 30-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman, remain in custody on suspicion of murder.

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