A MORPETH car dealership’s fund-raising drive will benefit one of the town’s middle schools.
To mark the launch of the Vauxhall Astra GTC, Davidsons of Morpeth held a special event and gave the proceeds from it to Newminster Middle School and Technology College.
Those who came along to its premises in the Coopies Lane Industrial Estate were able to get a car wash with a voluntary donation.
Workshop staff gave free demonstrations on basic motoring maintenance principles, including lights and levels, changing a wheel and how to use its tyre inflation kit. There was also a raffle.
Davidsons Managing Director Faye Tait said: “We decided that the launch event would be a good opportunity to give something back to the local community.
“We received great support from local businesses for the raffle and we also added a little money ourselves to make the final total £300.
“This will help local children with their learning.”
Newminster’s Head of School Jane Kennedy said the school was very grateful for the donation.
“It will go towards its activities during National Science and Engineering Week in March, which will have an Olympic theme.