North Shields aid event raises a grand sum

Attendees at the Mission Aid event held by the North Shields Fishermen's Mission.
Attendees at the Mission Aid event held by the North Shields Fishermen's Mission.

More than £1,000 has been raised to help support fishermen and their families.

The third Mission Aid event, organised by North Shields Fishermen’s Mission, took place at the Old Low Lights Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay.

The aim of the event was to celebrate the sea, fishermen and work of the Mission.

Special guests helped kick start festivities.

There was live music, a demonstration from the Stokes-Collins Irish School of Dancing, Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade in attendance while Tynemouth Lifeboat thrilled the crowds with a display in the Tyne.

Inside the Old Low Light was a wonderful display of 22 model fishing trawlers and a display of artwork by Percy Main Primary School.

A total of £1,191 was raised to help care for fishermen and their families.

Superintendent Peter Dade said he was grateful for the support of the Old Low Light, North Shields Fish Quay Company Limited, Seaview Fisheries, Percy Main Primary School, those who had provided home bakes, businesses who had donated items, and to the volunteers who had helped.