A century of poppies

Pottergate Centre service users presented �262.21 to Brian Finlayson of SSAFA.
Pottergate Centre service users presented �262.21 to Brian Finlayson of SSAFA.

Members of the newly-formed Northumberland Echo learning disability forum for north Northumberland residents and service users of Alnwick’s Pottergate Centre commemorated the 100th anniversary of the First World War by raising funds for SSAFA, which offers lifelong support to the Forces and their families.

Service users of The Pottergate Centre in Alnwick made shortbread poppy biscuits to sell , while Amble, Rothbury and Seahouses outreach groups held an art exhibition showcasing their interpretations of the First World War. Rhythm Stix, a drumming group for people with learning and physical disabilties, performed marching music. Stacey Howe created poetry and helped Hayley Fox with the stalls, selling the biscuits, key rings and soaps from the Northstar Centre in Berwick.

They raised £262.21, which will go towards helping service personnel and their families.

Pottergate Centre service users are pictured presenting the cheque to Major Brian Finlayson of SSAFA.