It’s a sweet way to help sick kids


A group of mums from Blyth have helped contribute to more than £3,000 to the Sick Children’s Trust.

Diane Wilkinson, 44, from Blyth, and the six mums hosted a Big Chocolate Tea Party and raised £120.

That, combined with other parties across the region, helped reach the final amount.

The event took place at Space to Play, Bedlington – a popular soft play facility.

Diane, owner of The Creation Station Blyth, which provides arts and crafts activities for children, decided to host the party, after hearing how the charity supports families in need from its campaigns and appeals manager, Caroline O’Doherty.

She said: “I spoke to Caroline at the North East Baby and Toddler Show and was really struck by what a great cause this is and one which any parent may have need of at some time.

“My co-hosts are all mums as well as local business owners and we all believe in the importance of supporting each other and in giving something back to the communities we work in. The Big Chocolate Tea Party is the perfect excuse to get together with other mums and do something fun for a great cause.”