On Monday 22 May 2017 two much-loved young people - Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry, of South Shields - tragically lost their lives in the Manchester bombing. Chloe was a much loved member of the team at Westoe Travel, working part-time while she completed her College studies and was due to begin a full time career with Westoe Travel on 26 June. We were contacted by many organisations within the travel trade and businesses in South Shields, offering support to raise money for the families of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry.

We decided to run TOGETHER FOREVER - The Big Prize Draw to allow as many people as possible to be involved either in donating a prize or by buying tickets. We are extremely grateful for all of the prizes that have been donated and to everyone who helped by selling tickets and buying tickets. The draw was conducted by Chris Ramsey on the 31st August at the Customs House, South Shields.

A full list of prize winners is now available - here


So far we have raised 30,107 and we are continuing to raise moneys for the families.

The promoter of TOGETHER FOREVER - The Big Prize Draw is Graeme Brett, Director of Westoe Travel, 120 Westoe Road, South Shields.

Other officials are Gavin Spencer (BA FCCA) Director of Beach Accountants, 13 Beach Road, South Shields and Gillian Vogel (BA Hons Law) (Westoe Travel)

Other members of the fund raising team are:

Every single penny raised is donated to the families of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry.

All expenses such as licence, printing, postage and stationary will be paid by Westoe Travel. No expenses will be charged to the Big Draw. Thank you to Sean Danielson of HSBC who has arranged for HSBC to provide free banking.

If you would prefer to make a donation you can do so by

  1. Bank Transfer to the dedicated account at HSBC : Account name 'Together Forever', Sort Code 40-34-18 acount 14403002.
  2. Send a cheque payable to 'Together Forever' to Westoe Travel, 120 Westoe Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 3PF
  3. Over the phone on 0191 4559175

TOGETHER FOREVER - The Big Prize Draw has been registered with South Tyneside Council, Town Hall, Westoe Road, South Shields, Tyne Wear NE33 3PF.

Licence number LN/000007175

The Bank Account is hosted by HSBC.