Latest news from Berwick branch of Cancer Research UK
A meeting of the committee of the Berwick Branch of CRUK was held immediately after the AGM.
The chairman, Mrs Dorothy Wakenshaw, thanked everyone for agreeing to serve on the committee. The main focus of the meeting was the planning of events leading up to and following the 60th anniversary of the founding of the local branch.
The first meeting took place in the Berwick Guildhall on January, 21, 1957. At that time it was known as the British Empire Cancer Research Campaign and representatives of various local organisations were present.
Over the years it has evolved and is now Cancer Research UK.
The first event will be a Christmas fair in the Guildhall on Saturday, December 10. There is also the possibility of a visit from Santa Clause’ This is a great opportunity for some Christmas shopping from seasonal stalls.
Carolyn Reynolds, the local fundraising manager for CRUK, said a number of celebrations are in the planning stage including an outdoors fundraiser at a local venue in late spring or early summer. Further announcements will be made through CRNE when everything is in place.
The local committee is also planning celebratory events in the town.
It was suggested we might be able to approach local youth groups and schools in the town to see if anyone would like to help with stalls.
There is a national ‘Stand up to Cancer‘ campaign on Friday, October 21, culminating in a night of TV entertainment on Channel 4. Hopefully this will raise substantial funds.