CAMPAIGNERS attempting to restore Redcar's Town Clock have raised more than £1,500 in just a few weeks.

The Friends of Redcar Town Clock raised the bulk of the money at a stall at Morrisons Supermarket. They also hope to raise hundreds of pounds more in a 'pound a brick' scheme for which tickets are available at The East Cleveland Advertiser offices on Redcar High Street.

Volunteer Vera Robinson MBE said the town clock was a Grade II building but was in urgent need of restoration. The clock, which was bought by Redcar and Coatham residents, was opened in January 1913.

"Back then a young girl was brought by her mother to do Christmas shopping and she bought a 'penny brick' towards the memorial clock. Today this would be a pound a brick. We have 4,000 tickets available at £1 for people who wish to help out," said Mrs Robinson.

Other events organised to raise cash include a grand tombola in Redcar High Street on Saturday, March 15, and a fundraising event at Redcar Cricket Club.