Fun community events for good cause

From left, Clive Robertson (events organiser), Angela Brindley (Choppington Parish Council), Lesley Eadington and David Nicholson (Choppington Parish Council).
From left, Clive Robertson (events organiser), Angela Brindley (Choppington Parish Council), Lesley Eadington and David Nicholson (Choppington Parish Council).

Two fun events in a Northumberland village last weekend were organised in aid of a patient transport charity.

A 80s and 90s disco took place at Stakeford and Bomarsund Social Welfare Centre on the Saturday evening and a family fun day was held in the area outside the centre on the Sunday.

The fun day included a teacups ride brought along by Richardson’s Amusements, a raffle with a range of donated prizes, face-painting, a cake stall, sand art, a tombola and a football tournament organised by Elite Bladez.

More than £1,100 has been raised so far for Daft as a Brush. It was chosen by one of the two organisers, Lesley Eadington, as the charity took her late uncle, Harry Wightman, to a Newcastle hospital and back home with an escort every day in January.

She has thanked Choppington Parish Council and the charity for their guidance and support.