KIND-hearted staff at an East Shields travel agents put their best foot forward to raise cash for charity.
Workers at Hays Travel in Prince Edward Road, Harton Nook, collected £470 for the South Shields branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.
They boosted its coffers by hosting a sponsored line-dancing event at St Jude’s Hall in Laygate, South Shields. Debbie Howe, branch manager, said: “It was a great event, everyone had lots of fun. This is the second year we have raised cash for the society, as it’s a cause close to our heart.
“We would like to thank everyone who sponsored the dancers, and all those who took part.
“We’re really pleased with the amount we managed to raise.”
Tesco’s, which is next door to the travel shop, donated items to raffle, while staff from nearby gift shop Cheeky Monkeys wrapped the prize up.
There’s an estimated 2,118 people who have dementia within South Tyneside.
The cash raised by Hays Travel will now be used by the society to raise awareness of the condition and help support those battling it.
Melanie Stephenson, service support worker for the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We would like to thank Hays Travel for once again fundraising on our behalf.
“Their generosity will assist work in raising awareness, and also help support people living with dementia within the area.”