A TOWN centre bank became awash with the colour red to help raise the profile of a national heart charity.
Staff at Santander in King Street, South Shields, kitted the branch out with items associated with the vibrant colour to take part in ‘Red Day’.
The awareness-raising event is aimed at boosting the profile of the event is aimed at raising the profile and funds of the British Heart Foundation.
As well as cakes on offer for visitors to buy, people also had the chance to try their luck in a raffle to win one of two giant Valentine’s Day bears.
Monies raised on the day was donated to the local branch of the charity along with goods brought in by customers.
The branch’s fundraising efforts were visited by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Fay Cunningham and Stella Matthewson.
Branch manager Tracy Harris said: “Our participation in ‘Red Day’ is part of our commitment as a branch to support our local community.
“We had some great fun throughout the day with the British Heart Foundation bear calling in, and the support from our customers has been overwhelming.”
The South Shields branch was one of a number of Santander’s banks to take part in ‘Red Day’ throughout the northern region, raising funds for the British Heart Foundation.
The charity funds research and raises awareness of the disease.