Hartlepool businesses will join forces for charity

Bee Kaur, left, from Northgate Fish Bar and Judith Temple, from C.M.B Fruiterers.
Bee Kaur, left, from Northgate Fish Bar and Judith Temple, from C.M.B Fruiterers.

Three Hartlepool businesses will join forces this week to raise funds for a charity which supports its customers.

C.M.B Fruiterers, Northgate Fish Bar and Lifestyle Express, all on Northgate, will hold a Macmillan coffee morning on Thursday to raise vital funds for the charity which supports those affected by cancer.

Northgate Fish Bar owner Sukhvir Kaur along with Lifestyle Express owner Bee Kaur and mother and daughter Judith and Tracey Temple of C.M.B Fruiterers decided to team up to hold the event ahead of the Macmillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning event next week.

The staff decided to get on board and raise funds as they know many of their customers and other local shop keepers have been affected by cancer.

“We know so many people along this parade of shops who all know someone affected by cancer,” Tracey Temple said. “We have heard different stories of people and different shop keepers who have been affected.”

Kicking off at 11am on Thursday the day will see tables selling cakes and drinks outside the premises for customer and passersby to purchase- with all funds going to Macmillan.

This is the first time the three businesses have joined together to hold such an event, despite being close friends for many years.

“We want to raise as much as we possibly can,” Miss Temple said. “Its going to be a good day.”