Fundraiser is tribute '¨to grandma

A fundraising event is being held this weekend in memory of a much-loved grandmother.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 11:05 am

The black-tie event at Blyth Comrades Club has been organised by Kirsty Gilmore to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Kirsty’s grandma lost her fight with cancer two years ago, and ever since then, she has wanted to do something to raise money for the charity to thank it for supporting her gran and her family.

“I wanted to do something a bit different,” Kirsty said.

“Macmillan is just what people fighting cancer need, and the Macmillan nurses are amazing and were there for my grandma all the way until the end, and I just can’t thank them enough.”

The black-tie event takes place this Saturday, March 5.

It runs from 7.30pm until 11.30pm, with a host of activities taking place on the night, including sponsored waxings.

Four men – Andy Hindhaugh, Shane More, Keith Kerry and Dwayne Conroy – have volunteered to be waxed, by Jade Riley, owner of town beauty salon Be Beautiful by Jade to raise money.

There will be bingo, tombola and raffle on the night too, with various prizes to be won.

There will also be competitions for best dressed male, female and child, judged by Miss Northumberland Inspiration Louise Lisle, 22, of Blyth.

Tickets will be £5 for adults and £2.50 for children on the door.