Grease is the word at charity event held in Whitley Bay

Shirley Hallam, president of Soroptimist International's Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and district branch, at an American-themed charity event at Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay.
Shirley Hallam, president of Soroptimist International's Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and district branch, at an American-themed charity event at Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay.

Grease was the word as a US-themed event at Whitley Bay’s Jam Jar Cinema raised more than £500 for Newcastle-based overseas aid charity Coco. Shirley Hallam, president of Soroptimist International’s Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and district branch, was among those there to show their support, and she even dressed in 1950s-stle clothing for a singalong to the 1978 film Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

The money raised will be spent on educating women and children in rural areas of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.