HUNDREDS of pounds have been raised at a Bedlington pub for Lymphoma Research in memory of a former barmaid.
Kellyann Jobson used to work part-time at The Grapes in Front Street, but last year, on her 24th birthday, she was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and died just two weeks later.
In a fundraising day held last Sunday at the pub, more than £800 was raised to go towards the charity after a fancy dress football match, stalls, activities raffles and tombolas were organised by landlady Diane Turner.
Diane said: “I was very pleased with the turn out.
“Kellyann was well liked in here and with her being so young we just wanted to do something to help.
“Everybody got into the spirit of the day and we would like to make it an annual event.”
And Kellyann’s mum Karen said she thought her daughter would have loved the event, which raised a total of £832.88.
She said: “The day was very emotional but I was so happy that there was so much raised for the charity and that so many people turned up.
“Kellyann would be thinking ‘Why all this fuss?’, but she would have been proud of the turn out.
“Everyone was talking about her and we were hearing stories about her, it was a great day.”
Local business donated more than 40 prizes on the day, as well as members of the community providing more than 150 prizes for the tombola.