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Berwick Rotary Club will be playing an active role in a training scheme to provide social skills for young carers.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 8:00 am

District governor Peter Chandler revealed details on Tuesday when he made an official visit to the club.

The project will be globally funded and will start in January but at this stage it is not known where the Berwick carers will go.

Mr Chandler said transportation and assistance made it difficult in the area from Morpeth northwards.

A number of bodies will join under one umbrella to help the young carers several as young as 12 to learn skills, cooking meals with food supplied by a major supermarket.

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There were 300,000 young carers, many in the North East, who could not live a normal life.

The target for the areas is £45,000 with 300 likely to take part.

He was sure the scheme could grow and it would make a big impact.

The District Governor gave an update on Purple for Polio, the latest step to eradicate polio.

Branch members are being urged to buy and plant purple crocus in an attempt to wipe out this worldwide disease.

The vaccination period had begun in Afghanistan and Pakistan and hopes to complete eradication in Nigeria had been dashed by confirmation of a new case.

He was accompanied by his wife Christine.

Berwick vice president Chris Hardie also welcomed former Mayor and ex-president of Eyemouth, David McClymont.