Fund-raising event for cancer charity in aid of Wor Mo

Maureen Reynolds
Maureen Reynolds

A special event is being held at a village pub to raise money for a cancer charity, in honour of a customer who recently lost her battle against the disease.

The Hermitage Inn, at Warkworth, is hosting the money-maker in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Saturday night’s showcase is being held in memory of Maureen Reynolds, from Amble.

The 68-year-old, who was the inaugural warden at the town’s Dolphin Court, passed away last month.

She has been described as someone who loved to smile and have a joke and had a larger-than-life personality.

And it is hoped that people will turn out to support the weekend’s event.

Chris Mallaburn, who is a chef at the Castle Street-based pub, said: “We want to do this in memory of ‘Wor Mo’.

“She was a customer of ours.

“She was a right character and very well-known.”

The fund-raising event will feature a raffle with some top prizes – many of which have been donated by local businesses.

Just some of the things up for grabs are signed Newcastle United and Sunderland footballs, £300-worth of Grainger Games goodies and an MOT voucher from Blackshaws, Alnwick.

There will also be live music from Jolene and optional fancy dress – in honour of Maureen who used to love dressing up – and there will be prizes for costumes on the night.

The event begins at 7pm, with the music starting at 9pm. It is free to attend.

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation was close to Maureen’s heart. She joined the organisation in 2012.

After her death, her family asked for donations to the charity in lieu of flowers.

The charity focuses on the early detection and treatment of cancer and the clinical trials of new drugs that will eventually beat it.