THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised in just a few hours in aid of a north-east charity.
CLAN Cancer Support’s Jukebox Lunch at the Marcliffe Hotel raised £16,000 for the organisation.
Around 300 ladies enjoyed food and controlled the entertainment by choosing songs.
A live auction and raffle also boosted the total.
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CLAN, which supports people diagnosed with cancer and their families, receives no statutory funding and needs over £7,000 every day.
It provides counselling, support for children and families and social and wellbeing activities.
Chief executive Colette Backwell said: “It was wonderful to see so many people turn out to support our work.”