A property company has been building up support to help people battling cancer.
Brannen and Partners, a chartered surveyors and property management company with offices in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth, donated £2,500 to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
The money was raised by distributing gifts to elderly people, thanks to a contribution from The Sir James Knott Trust, and from funds from the Whitley Bay and District Round Table organisation.
Shaun Brannen, director of Brannen and Partners, said: “We regularly do what we can to help local good causes.
“This money was partly raised thanks to a contribution from The Sir James Knott Trust. We also donated money that had previously been raised by the Whitley Bay and District Round Table.
“Sadly, that organisation has now come to an end and the remaining funds distributed to local charities. I chose the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation because we’ve experienced cancer within our circle of family and friends.”
“Everyone within the company is proud to support a charity which is working so hard to help find better ways to treat cancer for people in our region.”
The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation funds projects, including the clinical trials of new drugs, that directly benefit patients from across the North East and Cumbria and which contribute significantly to international research into cancer.
Pauline Buglass, from the charity, said: “It was a pleasure to meet the team at Brannen and Partners and we’re very grateful for the money they have raised.
“It will be used, very carefully, to continue the work Sir Bobby began when he launched this charity and will help us find more effective ways to detect and treat this terrible disease.”
To make a donation, view messages of support, or for more information please visit www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk or donate by sending a cheque to Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Charitable Funds Office, Peacock Hall, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP.