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Urgent assistance has been given to local people by Berwick Rotary Club, and it has put an additional £1,000 into the fund to assist with work for those with dental welfare difficulties.

Friday, 24th November 2017, 16:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 06:48 am

Chris Budzynski and treasurer Peter Ayre reported on the latest developments.

President Chris Hardie felt the scheme was working well and the club was confident it had it right.

It was confirmed that the club would donate £4,000 to Berwick Cancer Cars as a result of the successful golf day at Goswick, which had been organised by Chris Budzynski, Dr John Watson and the committee.

The remainder will go to local charities.

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Members were urged to bring along a friend to show them what the club did.

The Christmas Fair in Marygate, on December 10, has attracted 48 stalls so far and the president stressed that the club was looking forward to a big day.

It needed as many helpers as possible, as it did for the Christmas Raffle, which is being held this week, November 23-26. New organisers for the money-spinning event are Christine and Bryan Greenhall.

The Rotary short story competition for Berwick Literary Festival had again proved a major success, with the Town Hall filled to capacity.

Moira Thompson, vocational service chairman, revealed that Berwick Rotary was having a competition to design a Christmas card for 2018.

The subject should be relevant to Berwick and there would be three age groups – up to age nine, nine to 15, and 15 and over.

Entries should be sent to Moira at Boathouse, Chain Bridge, Horncliffe, TD15 2XT or email

The closing date is March 30.