Two charities are set to benefit thanks to the efforts of a borough councillor.
North Tyneside Council chairman Coun Janet Hunter has had a busy few months fundraising for her two chosen charities during her year in office.
There has been Hallowe’en parties, Christmas collections and rugby raffles.
As chairman of the council, the elected representative nominates charities to be the focus of their support for the year. Coun Hunter chose Help for Heroes and the rugby union’s charity The Injured Players Foundation, and has already raised £3,500.
She said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has already shown these two worthy causes such great support.
“Both charities are very close to my heart and I’m really enjoying being able to help them in this way.
“I have many more activities planned for my remaining five months as Chairman and I hope to raise even more.”
Coun Hunter has also raised the funds through collections at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, the chairman’s Civic Sunday service, Percy Park Rugby Club and a Hallowe’en event at the Shiremoor Adventure Playground.