A TYNEDALE pub has raised money to support its local junior football club.

The Blue Bell has raised more than £600 for Corbridge United Junior Football Club.

The pub, on Hill Street, decided to hold raffles and football cards for each Euro 2020 game, with prizes including the best seats in the pub to watch the game and free food, with all proceeds going to the club.

The club were "over the moon" with how much they raised, Andrew Kearney, who runs the pub, said:

"We thought if we could get a couple of hundred quid, but it went to £600."

Andrew said they were helped by how far along England went in the tournament, with the Three Lions reaching the final.

He added many customers were keen to help with the fundraising.

Claire Jackson, fundraising officer for the club, said: "Andrew approached us because we are regulars and he knows we do a lot of fundraising.

"It was really nice of them to suggest it. They didn't have to do anything."

The club's main focus has been to fundraise to improve the club's facilities.

But Corbridge United Junior Football Club are also running their presentation night on August 6 from 5pm at Corbridge Cricket Club.

The family fun day event, which will be open to all, will include a bouncy castle, penalty shoot out, assault course, a tombola and food stalls.

Claire said as they couldn't hold a presentation last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they are going to use the money raised by the Blue Bell to make it a day to remember.

Claire added the Blue Bell fundraising's has helped spread awareness about the club.

They are keen to establish under 7's, 8's and 9's teams, she said.

Andrew, who has been at the Blue Bell for just over a year, said they are keen to get more involved with the community.

He said they plan to try and host different events to raise money for a variety of local organisations.