At Seahouses Rotary Club, money raised by the club over the previous year was donated to a number of different organisations.
Those present to receive cheques were HospiceCare North Northumberland; Embleton Play Park; Seahouses Cancer Research Fund; Embleton Cygnets; Seahouses Christmas Lights; St Mary’s Middle School, Belford; Seahouses and North Sunderland Toddler Group and Age UK Northumberland. The club has a long association with the Wynberg Club of South Africa helping with its Lavender Hill School Project and, by contributing to Rotary International, aid is given in various ways. A donation was also made to the Literacy in a Box Fund, helping the education of children in Uganda. Seahouses RNLI received an award, as did North Northumberland Scouts. The latter was to assist with travel costs to Botswana, where the Scouts are helping with construction projects. During his year as president, Stuart Walton did a zip slide from the Baltic Tower across the Tyne and raised £1,100. This money is going to Multiple Sclerosis Tyneside, Northumbria Women’s Refuge and other charities.
For full picture, see the October 11 edition of the Northumberland Gazette.