Shining a light on final event for fundraiser

Fundraisers are hoping to break the £1,000 mark as part of the ‘Paint the Town Pink’ campaign.

Throughout October, local landmarks including St Mary’s Lighthouse and Waves Leisure Pool have turned pink, while fundraising events and activities have taken place.

And Whitley Bay Football Club also helped raise awareness of the breast cancer campaign by wearing pink shirts.

The final fundraiser is an afternoon tea at Homemade at Jane’s cafe in Whitley Lodge shopping centre on Monday, November 18, at 2pm.

The event will include a raffle with the star prize a canvas of the lighthouse bathed in pink taken during a storm by local photographer Tina Stobbs.

Shirley Hallam, North Tyneside co-ordinator of the town’s annual campaign, said they have raised more than £800 so far and hope to get close to £1,000.

She said: “I’ve been delighted by people’s generosity and the support given by the whole community.

“Local people have got behind us and I hope we can finish with a flourish at our final event on Monday.

“Tina’s picture of the lighthouse is fantastic and is an iconic image of the campaign.’’