Family fun was the focus at the official re-opening of a county branch of a north east building society.
The event saw customers enjoy a family treasure hunt, face painting and entertainers at the Newcastle’s new Manor Walks branch in Cramlington.
A gift tree, displayed in the branch since it opened its doors on 21st September, encouraged branch visitors to nominate a friend or family member to receive a small gift, with recipients to be chosen by the branch staff.
Visitors to the re-opening were given the chance to win a family cinema pass and a £100 Love2Shop voucher in a free prize draw that formed part of the opening celebrations.
The event marks the completion of a 12-week refurbishment programme.
The project has been designed to improve the experience customers have when visiting the branch, and to provide the most appropriate facilities for anyone wanting to discuss their personal finances on site.
Kelly Beattie, manager at Newcastle Building Society’s Cramlington branch, said: “We’ve been in a temporary branch over the past couple of months and our customers have been asking us when the new branch was going to be ready and we’re excited to be able to share it with them.
“There was a lot for everyone to see and do at our official opening event, and our guests and entertainers really helped to make the day special. It was great to see so many people join us to celebrate and enjoy the attractions we had.”