Great turnout for charity fund-raiser

Members of the organising team for the 'wear it pink' event.
Members of the organising team for the 'wear it pink' event.

The second fun-packed charity night in memory of a Morpeth resident raised more than £2,400.

Carole Elliott died of cancer in August last year and two months later, her family put together a ‘wear it pink’ event to raise awareness and funds.

They recently organised an even bigger evening of entertainment and activities as part of the Breast Cancer Now initiative and as they had the whole of the indoor area at Ashington Football Club, the attendance was larger than in 2014.

As well as a disco and performances by a comedian and singer, there was a big raffle and a pink-themed tombola and prizes were handed out for the best fancy-dress outfits.

Carole’s son, Dr Mike Wilkinson, said: “Many of the people who came along last year returned this year and we had more people spreading the word about this year’s event.

“Everyone really enjoyed the night and we’re delighted that we’ve raised so much money.

“We’re grateful to all those who supported and helped to organise the event, including my auntie Lorna Picking who did a superb buffet for free.”