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Night of fine dining boosts charity

Mambos management with Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and wife Patricia.
Mambos management with Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and wife Patricia.

A night of entertainment and fine dining has helped boost the funds of the Mayor’s charity.

Mambo’s Wine and Dine in Winchester Street, South Shields, played host to the event attended by civic leaders across the region.

The night is one of a number of fundraisers taking place throughout the mayoral year to help boost the coffers of the Mayor’s Charity fund.

At the end of the mayoral year, the final figure will be split between Cancer Connections, Great North Air Ambulance, the Alzheimer’s Society South Tyneside branch and other smaller groups.

Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse said: “The night was absolutely tremendous. The management and staff at Mambo’s looked after us all really well.

“We had Mayors and Mayoresses from areas from as far away as Stockton in the south and Blyth in the north. The night was really well received and everyone had a good time and the singer was fantastic.

“We managed to raise quite a lot of money for the charity, with £400 raised on the raffle alone.

“It was really well supported and I can’t praise the staff and management enough for making us feel so welcome.

“They have really turned the place around.”

The night featured a meal, raffle and singer with guests coming from across the region to attend.

Coun Porthouse, who attended the event with his wife and Mayoress Patricia, added: “I’d like to say thank you to everyone who helped make the night a huge success and also to Coun Fay Cunningham and Stella Matthewson who helped to organise the event.”