Supermarket shoppers were given the VIP treatment when they reached the checkouts at a South Tyneside store.
The Mayor and Mayoress, Couns Eileen Leask and Olive Punchion, packed bags at Asda in South Shields to raise funds for the Mayor’s Charity.
Coun Pat Hay, who organised the event, was also on hand to help struggling shoppers.
The Mayor said: “We had great fun helping shoppers pack their bags, and raised some much-needed funds for my chosen charities.
“People were very generous, and I’d like to thank everyone who made a donation, however small.”
The Mayor has chosen three main charities during her year of office: WHIST, Women’s Health in South Tyneside, MS Society South Tyneside and Diabetes UK, South Tyneside Volunteer Group.