A CHURCH-RUN group which caters for elderly members of the community has raised nearly £80 for charity, in memory of a former member.
The Friendly Café, which meets at Amble Trinity Methodist Church, on Percy Street, on Monday mornings, collected £78.88 for the town’s lifeboat.
The money was raised in honour of Ella Cook, a founder member of the group who died recently.
Both Ella and her late husband Stan were good supporters of Amble lifeboat.
The family supported the RNLI following the death of Stan some years ago, so the group wanted to honour Ella by giving proceeds to the same cause.
The cheque was presented to Rodney Burge, operations manager at Amble lifeboat station.
Friendly Café members were then entertained by a choir from Amble First School, Edwin Street.