A group of kind-hearted army cadets gave up their weekend to help a South Tyneside hospice.
Fifteen cadets - from the Jarrow and Hebburn detachments - visited Morrisons, in Jarrow, to help customers pack up their shopping and collect donations for St Clare’s Hospice.
They raised £866 for the organisation, in Primrose Terrace, which provides palliative care to the people of South Tyneside with life-limiting illnesses.
Tyler Anderson, from the charity, said: “We are delighted to get support from the Army Cadets. We get lots of support from volunteers especially in caring roles but we sometimes struggle to get help for fundraising.
“This is seen by some as a less glamorous side of our work but IT is absolutely essential.
“St Clare’s needs money if it is to look after people. We are very grateful to the Army Cadets and Morrisons for enabling this to happen.
“We offer great opportunities for youth groups and schools to get involved in fundraising for the hospice.
“Things like this not only raise money but also helps generate awareness of the work of St Clare’s within the community, and the support is very important to us.”
Major Paul Thornley added: “As part of our Cadet in the Community Programme we are always delighted to help the community.
“Too many young people are missing out on the challenges and adventures that could transform their lives.
“We give young people from all walks of life access to fun, friendship, action and adventure.”