More than 20 local charities and groups have benefitted from the proceeds of the Amble and Warkworth Rotary Christmas collection, which was carried out door to door throughout December.
Club president Stephen Kerry said the collection was the most successful the club has ever had and the generosity of the public in Amble, Warkworth and the surrounding villages enabled it to give valuable financial support to local charities and support groups.
The collection was supported by members of Inner Wheel, Interact (Junior Rotary) and community teams from Acklington and Widdrington.
The groups to benefit are: Amble and Warkworth Inner Wheel charities £500; Interact Club of Coquet and Aln charities £300; Widdrington Guides £250; Grange View First School, Widdrington, Junior Football £200; Acklington Community Team charities £200; RNLI Amble £200; North Northumberland Hospice £400; Alnwick and District Branch of Mencap £200; Amble and Warkworth Diabetes Group open meetings programme £50; Tiny Woods Football Academy (Walking Football Scheme) £200; Coquet Community Trust £200; Amble Youth Project £250; Alnwick District Sports Council Junior Achievement Award £120; James Calvert Spence College Most Improved Scholar £25; Rotary Youth Leadership Award £200; The Pelican (community newsletter) £50; The Amble (community newsletter) £50; Amble Foodbank £200; Elpha Lodge (raised beds garden project) £250; Puffin Lounge, Amble £75; Children’s Society, Warkworth and Acklington Branch £200.
These donations will leave more than £1,900 in the Rotary Club charities’ fund for any future requests for financial support.