Silvery Tweed supports four local charities
Charities have received a funding boost from a family fun day organised to mark Berwick cereal processing firm Silvery Tweed Cereals' 175th anniversary.
The Silvery Tweed summer fete in July saw past and current staff and their families enjoy traditional village fete-style activities at Berwick Rugby Club, including fairground rides, face painting, archery, balloon modelling, a charity raffle, coconut shy and tug-of-war contest.
This week, the Silvery Tweed organising committee handed over cheques totalling £1,500 to Berwick Lifeboats, Berwickshire Riding for the Disabled Association, Grove School and Berwick Cancer Cars from funds raised on the day.
Sarah Capes, committee chairman, said: “The summer fete was a small way for us to show our gratitude to the many, many people over the years who have helped to make Silvery Tweed Cereals the successful Borders business it is.
“It was also a great opportunity to raise money for four local charities, through a variety of activities on the day.
“For some reason, the opportunity to put the four company directors in our dunk tank was very popular and contributed significantly to the fund-raising total!”
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Guests at the fete were treated to afternoon tea and hog roast, as well as ice-creams from award-winning local gelateria, Giaccopazzi’s.
Entertainment for the afternoon came courtesy of a local brass band, and there were opportunities to get up close and personal with owls, hawks and raptors at a birds of prey display.
The firm has also recently funded a kitchen refurbishment at Berwick Middle School, now known as the Silvery Tweed Technical Centre, as part of its anniversary commemorations.
It also created two limited edition beers in collaboration with Born in the Borders.
Silvery Tweed supplies many UK household names in the breakfast cereal and bread and bakery sectors from its base on the Tweedside Trading Estate.