A South Tyneside-based cancer charity is £5,000 better off thanks to the help of a convenience store.
Nisa Local in Whiteleas Way, South Shields, has made the donation to Cancer Connections as part of a Making A Difference Locally drive.
The cash was raised through a donation of each heritage product sold within the store.
A cheque for the amount was presented to the charity by owners Mike Singh and Harprit Kaur, who re-opened the store last year following a major revamp.
Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse and his wife Patricia, were also present to see the cheque handed over.
Harprit said: “We always try to help the local community where we can.
“The Make A Difference Locally fund has helped us to raise quite a bit for Cancer Connections with the help of our customers.
“With us being Sikhs, it is in our nature to help as we are very kind and giving people and we were more than happy to help to make a donation to Cancer Connecti- ons.”
Cancer Connections based in Harton Lane, South Shields offers advice and support to people diagnosed with cancer and their families.
It was started in 2006, by a group of friends and has since grown to become a charity with its own base.
Co-founder Deborah Roberts said: “We are always grateful for the donations we receive to Cancer Connections as they help us to continue to provide the services that we do to those who need them.”
For information on Cancer Connections call 456 5081 or visit cancerconnections.org.uk/