Residents at a sheltered housing scheme in South Tyneside brewed up a fundraising effort to raise cash for charity.
People at Thomas Bell House in Ryedale Court, Simonside, South Shields, got into the Bobble spirit with a tea party to help Age UK South Tyneside.
The event, held on National Bobble Day, saw residents stage an afternoon tea to raise funds for the charity, which looks after the borough’s over-50s.
Bobbles were also sold on the day.
The Bobble campaign formed part of the charity’s Spread the Warmth Campaign and was aimed at raising cash to help pay for a range of vital support services which are helping older people to stay warm this winter.
One guest at the event was Coun Lynne Proudlock.
She said: “The Bobble campaign is a wonderful way of generating welcome income for a worthy charity. It also means that essential help continues for elderly members of the community and assists in providing them with a voice.
“It was a warm and heartrending gesture for the residents of Thomas Bell House to come up with the idea for afternoon tea and to sell the Age UK bobbles.”
Cash raised through the Bobble campaign will go towards services helping to reduce isolation, fight fuel poverty and increase independence.
Coun Michael Clare said: “It was a pleasure to help out with Age UK South Tyneside’s Bobble campaign and a great opportunity to talk with the residents of Thomas Bell House.
“The campaign has really captured people’s imagination across the borough and is raising funds for a local good cause.”
For more information on Age UK South Tyneside, and the services available, call 456 6903.