31 Jul Jewellers back Sunshine Fund
NEWCASTLE’S newly-revamped Northern Goldsmiths jewellers has picked The Chronicle’s Sunshine Fund as its chosen charity – for life.
The flagship store, which has just undergone a glittering refurbishment, has been a city centre staple for generations and now it is cementing its close relationship with the residents of the North East by committing to helping some of the most needy.
Northern Goldsmiths announced its intention to help the Sunshine Fund during its re-launch following a £1m revamp – where guests included local actor Robson Green and Steps star Faye Tozer – as it held a silent auction of a diamond necklace in its aid.
And the auction raised a whopping £10,000 to help disabled children in the region.
The store, whose Rolex clock with its golden lady is a famous local landmark, will be running a series of events throughout the year to raise money for the charity which it has nominated for life.
Jason West, the shop’s general manager said: “We are delighted to nominate The Chronicle Sunshine Fund as our chosen charity.
“After raising £10,000 for the Sunshine Fund at our re-launch night, we decided we wanted to partner with the charity and give something back to the local community.
“I’m hoping we can raise lots of more money throughout the year to support this fantastic cause.”
Clare Savory, the Sunshine Fund’s head of fundraising said: “The amount raised on the launch night was amazing.
“We are thrilled to be announced as the chosen charity.
“Northern Goldsmiths is an iconic name in the North East and we are very proud to be working with them.”
She added: “As we know, diamonds are a girl’s best friend so we hope to raise lots of money throughout the year to help as many children with disabilities in the North East as we can.”