A MOTHER has spoken of her pride after a coffee morning organised by her daughters raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Kate Hall's daughters Freya (12) and Evie (8), along with their friend Grace Nye, organised their own Macmillan coffee morning, complete with a raffle, games, tombola and a cake stall, as well as a buffet.

Held at Bardon Mill village hall, the coffee morning was a big success has so far raised more than £730.

Kate said: "I'm so proud of them, bless them.

"They didn't do it for anyone in particular, but in the last few years there's been several people affected by cancer that Freya knows, so she thought she needed to do something about it.

"Her and her sister decided to do it, and then we happened to mention it to one of their friend's mum who said she wanted to help too." The girls raised £670 at the coffee morning on Saturday, September 22, and the money has kept rolling in since then.

"They've raised over £730 and it's still rising, we had left over cakes afterwards and we took it to Henshaw and Haydon Bridge churches after their Sunday services.

"I had it on Facebook and people have been contacting me asking if it's too late to donate.

"Freya even wrote all the letters asking people for raffle prizes, and she got some great prizes in the end. "Who could say no?"