Staff at IHC Engineering Business came together to support the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, raising more than £1,100 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
As part of the national event, which encouraged businesses and communities to host coffee mornings in aid of the cancer charity, IHC Engineering Business held two days of coffee, cake and fundraising.
The event was also a celebration of a major project delivered by IHC Engineering Business.
The company, which provides bespoke engineering solutions for complex offshore applications including pipe and cable lay, subsea trenching and offshore handling equipment, designed and manufactured on-deck and under-deck equipment for a cable-lay system installed on a vessel being launched by its parent company, IHC Merwede, in Holland.
During their usual scheduled tea and coffee breaks at their Stocksfield Hall premises, staff had the opportunity to make donations to Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in activities including guessing the number of coffee beans in a jar and challenging themselves by taking on special engineering assessments in return for donations.
In addition, IHC Engineering Business hosted a raffle, which included prizes donated by members of staff as well as other local businesses.
More than 40 prizes were up for grabs including vouchers, chocolates and bottles of wine.
Other, more unique, prizes ranged from tickets to see Newcastle United play Liverpool at St James' Park, donated by WD Close, and a free MOT from GB Motor Engineers to 18 holes of golf for four people at Ramside Hall, donated by Bill Armstrong Cranes Ltd and a Fortnum and Mason Hamper donated by Randstad CPE Ltd.
Cakes for the fundraiser were donated by IHC Engineering Business staff with particular praise given to Admin Assistant, Dot Nixon who baked more than 100 cakes for the event.
Joy Sowerby, IHC Engineering Business HR Officer, who helped organise the coffee mornings, said: "We were delighted to play our part in the world's biggest coffee morning and support such as important cause.
"Our staff were exceptionally supportive and really got behind the event. I also want to thank all the businesses and individuals who generously donated prizes for our big raffle, which really helped with our fundraising efforts."
She added: "The coffee mornings were also a great way to mark the launch of the Supera Diamante vessel in Holland. Our team played a significant part in the delivery of the vessel and the coffee mornings were a great way to celebrate their contribution."