THE family of a Shotley Bridge farmer are celebrating a successful fund-raising event in his memory.

Friends and relatives of Adam Forster have fund-raised for charity since the 42-year-old died from a brain tumour in 2014.

Their most recent event, a Halloween ball, took place at the Derwent Hotel in Allensford on Saturday, October 27.

More than 100 attendees enjoyed a meal, live music, an auction and spooky photobooth.

Organised by Adam’s sister Kerry, her husband and daughters, and Adam’s parents, the event boosted the fund-raising total by more than £1,825.

Adam, who farmed at Camperdown, Shotley Bridge, was diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma multiforme after experiencing pins and needles in his arm.

The tumour was inoperable and despite undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the farmer and keen hunting man died less than a year later, aged 42.

Kerry, who is secretary of Northumberland County Show, said: “Brain tumours impact so many lives and having experienced the devastation that comes with the disease, I want to help prevent other families from going through what we did.”

The family’s next event will be their fourth annual Santa Bike Run.

It will see a fleet of Santa Clauses take on a 20-mile round trip from Consett to Brocksbushes Farm Shop in Corbridge on their motorbikes to raise funds and awareness.