AN open day to mark the opening of a veterinary centre in Blyth has raised £500 for charity.
St Clair Veterinary Care raised the funds for Bedlington-based SHAK Rescue (Safe Homes and Kindness), which provides a sanctuary for abused and neglected dogs.
More than 150 people attended the open day at the practice’s new premises in Croft Road, where they enjoyed guided tours of the facilities on offer, arts and crafts, face painting and a raffle.
Stanley, the practice mascot, also made an appearance.
Practice manager Julie Whincup said: “It was great to see so many friends, old and new, at pur open day and everyone had a great time.
“It was a great way to remind local people that we’re here and already looking after many of the town’s pets.
“We’re delighted to raise so much money for the team at SHAK because they do such a great job.
“We’d also like to thank all those in Blyth who have shown us such support and kindness over the last few months.
“It’s good to be back.”