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The International Evening in March, organised by Eileen Gladstone, was a great success, raising £415.20 for the charity Water Aid.

Saturday, 14th May 2016, 12:00 pm

District International Rep Joyce Wray was in attendance, and a cheque for the full amount was handed over at the end of the evening to the guest speaker Mr John Lackenby.

The April meeting was a fascinating talk from Jamie Andrews, of the Berwick Preservation Trust, showing slides relating to the history of the Trust, from 1971 to the present day.

He explained that the Trust had purchased private properties, then raised funds to refurbish them, and finally sold them on.

Its biggest project has been the Granary in Dewar’s Lane, which is now used as a youth hostel, gallery and conference rooms.

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In the last couple of years the Trust has been involved in small restorations from Bankhill Ice House and the ladies’ toilets, now an ice cream parlour, to mending 26 seats around the walls.

April also saw several members attend the International Conference, held in Glasgow from April 12 to 13. The speakers from School in a Bag and Parkinsons Society stood out – two very different people and charities who spoke from the heart to the heart, opening eyes wide as to how others cope with the hand that life has dealt them.

President Sheila has organised a Silent Auction in aid of her charity, Berwick Cancer Cars, to be held in Paxton House Picture Gallery on Sunday, June 5, from 6.30pm. Tickets will include a drink and canapes on arrival and entertainment by Summerlands. The tickets can be obtained from Berlino’s Steakhouse, West Street, Berwick, on 01289 306149, or the Cobbled Yard, Walkergate, Berwick, on 01289 308407.