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A business is banking on the tea trade for its latest charity appeal.

The Morpeth branch of Newcastle Building Society is asking customers to spare a thought for charity when they next sit down for a cuppa, and donate some teabags.

The tea, which must be sealed for hygiene purposes, will be passed on to a foodbank.

And for every teabag collected, the society will donate 5p to the Stephen Carey Fund, up to £150.

The charity works to raise awareness of first aid skills and provide life-saving equipment.

Branch Manager Katie Wallace said: “The reason behind this tea campaign is to highlight the importance of people getting together and talking.”

Donations should be handed in by September 4.