Many thanks

ON behalf of the Alnwick Christmas Lights Committee, I would like to thank the following.

Firstly, all those traders and individuals who generously donated prizes for this year’s raffle; secondly, all those who bought or assisted in the selling of tickets; thirdly, the manager of Morrisons supermarket for allowing us to sell tickets in the store over a period of three days during November.

As a result, the sum of £1,375 was raised towards the cost of next year’s display.

Roger R Graves,

Raffle Organiser

l MAY I take the opportunity to thank the many people responsible for helping David Swan and Janice Banks to organise yet another OAPs’ Christmas gift delivery.

Each year means updating lists of senior citizens and then organising the delivery of some 350 gifts to local households.

As in previous years a number of very generous anonymous donors and the generosity of the patrons of the Olde Ship, ensure that sufficient funds are available.

Ultimately, the culmination of this yearly on-going programme is the distribution of the Christmas gifts. This was done as ever with the following Seahouses Middle School children who enthusiastically ran round the village calling with cards and a cheery greetings to the ‘old uns’: Josh Barella, Matty Smith, Sophie Reid, Becky Graham, Ben Fordy, Euan Dawson, Georgia Stephenson, Ellie Crane, Liam Wilkin, John Sprot, Pamela Cochrane and Natalie Fordy.

ACG,

The Olde Ship Seahouses