A fast-food company's fundraising party raises an amazing amount of money for a Tynedale charity.

A Halloween party at McDonald's in Hexham has helped to raised £500 for local Tynedale charity Wecan.

The party started at 11am and continued into the evening on October 29.

Customer care manager Terri Fogg, shift manager Craig Davison and business manager Jessica Davison were behind the organisation of the event.

Craig said: "We have a close and growing bond with WeCan and we have a lot of regular customers from the group.

"McDonald's is very passionate about the community, so for the charity event we chose to raise money for them as they provide excellent support for the service users.

"The charity is close to my heart as I do have a nephew with cerebral palsy.

"So we decided to go to a Halloween event and decorated the whole restaurant to the theme. All our crew members dressed up and we had balloon making, face painting and a tombola for our customers.

"There were a lot of people who enjoyed what we did and it was nice to see everyone enjoy themselves."

Terri adds: "We wanted a lot of attention for the event, so I put it on social media - so I think that really helped."

Local franchisee McDonald's Nigel Mushens said: " It was a very busy day for the restaurant, as it was also during the school term holiday.

"We are thrilled to have raised £500 for the charity, so it was a very successful event.

"We have been here for over a year now and we have been supporting the community in different ways such as attending Guy Opperman's employment fairs, we sponsor an under 9's football team.

"We also have raised money for WeCan before but it wasn't as much as this time, so we have a good relationship with them.

"We have our daily litter picks, which everyone recognises us when we are out and about with our hi-vis jackets on - but it is important to us to look after our environment in the community we reside in."