Leed-ing the way to cash

BUSINESS staff in Morpeth have helped to raise more than £7,000 for Comic Relief.

Leeds Building Society has collected the total across its 65 branches, including the one in Bridge Street, Morpeth.

Staff accepted donations to the appeal over the counter, as well as paid £2 each to dress up for Red Nose Day.

Branch Manager Denise Godwin said: “The great Morpeth public have again been very generous and we were delighted to accept their donations in the branch. Our staff also got into the spirit on Red Nose Day.”

The money will support projects in the UK and Africa.