Education grants on offer for youngsters

YOUNG people in Glendale who are going on to further education are being invited to apply for grants from a Wooler education fund.

The Robson Patterson Ancrum Endowment Fund, set up in 1965, supports former pupils of Glendale Middle School who are going on to further education.

Last year the trust was able to provide grants of £150 to six former pupils to help with books, IT and other equipment they needed for their courses.

“The trust uses the interest on its capital and, although interest rates have continued to be poor this year, we are still able to award grants,” said treasurer Ian Thompson.

Any former Glendale Middle School pupil who would like to apply for a grant should send their name, contact details and information about the course and the college or university to Ian Thompson, Westfield, Gallowlaw, Burnhouse Road, Wooler, NE71 6ST. Applications should be made by November 30.

The fund was originally started in 1965 with money collected for a retirement presentation to Aiden Robson, the first head teacher of Glendale County Secondary School. It has since been added to through a behest by the late Jackie Patterson and donations from Mr and Mrs Roy Ancrum.