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Community groups benefit from ex-pupils’ generosity

Glendale Middle School reunion.
Helen Ancrum cut the celebration cake watched by former teacher Graham Rendall and event organiser Joyce Fraser.

Glendale Middle School reunion. Helen Ancrum cut the celebration cake watched by former teacher Graham Rendall and event organiser Joyce Fraser.

Following a successful school reunion in October last year, nine organisations in a north Northumberland village have benefited to the tune of £1,150.

As reported in the Gazette, a special reunion weekend was held in Wooler to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Glendale County Secondary School, which became Glendale Middle School in 1977.

It was the last reunion to be organised by the current committee, which also arranged a 40th-anniversary event in 1993 and a golden celebration in 2003.

But £300 has been set aside, with some to go towards a 65th event in 2018.

Around £1,500 was raised across the weekend and the remaining £1,150 of it has been split between various groups and organisations in Wooler.

Glendale Community Middle School, which hosted the main event, was given £220 towards new computer software, while Wooler First School received £150 for computers and iPads.

Also for the village’s youngsters, £170 went to the Drop-In Centre for activities such as ice skating or a theme-park trip and £100 to 1st Wooler BP Scout Group towards decals for the side of the group’s trailer.

Further donations were made to Wooler & District Camera Club (£125), RVS - The Gathering (£150), Wooler FC (£35), Glendale Local History Society and Wooler Doctors’ Fund (both £100).

 

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