A town has raised £3000 in memory of much loved community member.

Haltwhistle community have been fundraising for charity and building money for a community grant under former Chamber of Trade member's name, Eleanor Clark.

Ellie who was 50, died in hospital on July 1 after suffering a stroke at her home in the town two days earlier. Friends, family and the community created a group called, 'Ellie, spirit of Haltwhistle' which builds up money for charities Ellie would have been passionate about helping.

Since her passing the community have raised over £3,000 from different fundraising events.

Other donations include from a raffle, a pub quiz entry fee from owner Shirley Hind at The Jubilee, Kathryn McDonalds Halloween Disco,The Black Bull, and the groups own Go Fund Me page.

Speaking about the fundraising, friend of Eleanor's, Jo Atkinson, 50, of Haltwhistle said: "It is fantastic that we have raised this much in aid of Ellie's name. We wanted to carry on her name and legacy

"We really appreciate the generosity of the town.

"The money we have raised will go to the charities Ellie was fond of but also as a community grant for any local businesses and groups to apply for."