Many thanks

I WOULD like to thank all those involved in staging a hugely successful fund-raising Variety Show at the Playhouse on Saturday, November 12.

I am pleased to report that the event raised more than £2,300, every penny of which will go to the Playhouse to help maintain our much-loved community arts centre.

A great time was had by all, thanks to the many local performers who gave freely of their time and talents to make the evening a resounding success.

Norman Luke,

Chairman of the Friends of The Playhouse

l ON behalf of St Paul’s First School PTA, we would very much like to thank everyone who attended our recent Christmas shopping evening in our school. This was a huge success and enjoyed by all who came along.

A huge thank-you to all the local businesses and traders who came along to support us and were kind enough to make generous donations which enabled us to raise £341.05.

Jill Straker,

St Paul’s First School PTA

l ON behalf of the Poppy Appeal organising team for Alnmouth and District, I would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to the recent Poppy Appeal.

I am pleased to report that £16,425.84 was donated, an increase of more than £1,000 on last year. Thanks also to the local businesses and organisations that supported us and the collectors, particularly the Air Training Cadets and the Army Cadets who worked so hard.

The money collected has been forwarded to Royal British Legion headquarters and will be used to help ex-service personnel and their families both locally and nationally.

Neil Brison,

Alnmouth and District Poppy Appeal Organiser,

Royal Oak Gardens,

Alnwick

l THE organisation team express their sincere and heartfelt thanks to all who contributed items to, worked at, or attended the recently held St Michael’s Winter Market.

The event was a resounding success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who came to support this highly important annual fund-raising event.

The St Michael’s First School choir sang for us so beautifully, as they always do. There were many and varied stalls from which to win prizes or make purchases, including the opportunity to buy a partridge (not in a pear tree I hasten to add), or a wonderful piece of jewellery, a delicious cake or a jar of home made preserve.

The venue, as usual, was our town’s fabulous Northumberland Hall which is ideal for holding such joyful events, particularly as it is located in the market square. The amount raised this year was £2387.47, a sum which reflects the generosity of the contributors and the willingness of our supporters to buy.

John Whitbread,

St Michael’s Church Warden