Travel firm staff raise cash for charity

Hays Travel staff, from left, Emily Aecher, Fay Gorton, Donna Hughes, Melanie Smith and Helen Taylor.
Hays Travel staff, from left, Emily Aecher, Fay Gorton, Donna Hughes, Melanie Smith and Helen Taylor.

Staff from the Peterlee branch of Hays Travel held a fund-raising afternoon tea.

Emily Archer, Fay Gorton, Donna Hughes, Melanie Smith and Helen Taylor, were raising money for Breast Cancer Now.

The charity was chosen by Fay after her mum died from the disease earlier this year.

The event was held at The Bell, Horden, and Erin Middleton, a daughter of one of the pub regulars, who had just run the muddy mayhem, donated her sponsor money.

The afternoon consisted of bingo, name the bear, a raffle, home-cooked food and a ‘design a bra’ contest, the latter being won by Irene Mortimer.

Prizes were donated by people and local busineses, including Hays Travel, and the day raised more than £400.