Plans coming together for Parade party

Berwick Rotary Club and Bloodwise are in the final stages of planning for this year's Party on the Parade on the bank holiday weekend of May 26-27.

Friday, 6th April 2018, 3:38 pm
Updated Friday, 6th April 2018, 3:44 pm
Party on the Parade.

Plans are to make it bigger and better than ever.

The fun kicks off with Talent on the Parade and Saturday night will see the return of the renowned Borders group Scocha.

Michael Richardson of Berwick Rotary said: “We are extremely fortunate to have Scocha back for a second year and cannot wait to see them in action again, as they were superb last year and really set the scene for the whole weekend.”

Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased from The Hair Boutique on West Street, H.B Longbone and Son on Walkergate, Serendipity on Marygate and the Music Shop on Bridge Street or any member of Berwick Rotary Club or Helen Tait.

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Sunday is the really big fundraising event and will see the return of the live music and beer tent run by Berwick Rotary Club and the traditional tea and entertainment tent manned by Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research).

The event was in some doubt for a while due to a lack of financial support but the organisers are delighted to have secured major sponsors Simpson’s Malt, Tyne and Tweed Mortgage and Investment Services and Olympus Marquees.

Peter Ayre and Helen Tait said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this extremely generous funding and support, which has ensured that the Party on the Parade can continue for another year and hope that we can bring other sponsors on board before the event.”

Anyone who would like to support the event by baking in advance or would like to come along and volunteer on the day, particularly with face painting, or has any questions about the whole weekend please contact Helen Tait of Bloodwise at helentaitnorth@hotmail.co.uk. If anyone would like to book a stall and has not done so already please contact Christine Greenall at christinegreenall@btinternet.com.

All the organisers, who have been meeting throughout the winter, hope that the people of Berwick and the surrounding countryside will continue to support this popular and worthwhile event, which sees all profits divided between the two charities.