Fund-raising on the menu

Amble Mayor Jane Dargue, right, is presented with the hamper to Amble Food Bank by raffle winner Allison Hills.
Amble Mayor Jane Dargue, right, is presented with the hamper to Amble Food Bank by raffle winner Allison Hills.

A special meal helped raise £1,400 for Amble Youth Project.

The event, which featured a raffle and auction, was staged at the town’s Zecca restaurant earlier this month and was well supported.

Lara Millar, from the youth project, said: “This was the first fund-raising event of this type that the Project has organised for a long time and we hope this will be the beginning of a lot more to come. We also want to form stronger and new partnerships with individuals, organisations, churches and businesses in the town.

“I was hoping the event would raise £600, so we are chuffed that we raised £1,400, exceeding our expectations.”

Thanks have been given to all of those who supported the event, including Cheviot Homes, Harbour Fish Bar, The P Pod, Linden Hall, Spurreli Boutique Ice-cream, The Old Storehouse, Northern Structures and Moira J Wedding Florist.

Also, teenager Liam Shipperlee offered to do a day’s gardening work, raising £350 for the Project in the process.

In a special touch, Alison Hills, the winner of the raffle’s first prize – a hamper – donated the food items to Amble Food Bank.