Amble and Warkworth Rotary Club

In the past few weeks, the Rotarians of Amble and Warkworth have enjoyed a varied programme of events.

At a joint meeting with the ladies of Inner Wheel, Mary and Stuart Manley gave a talk on the history of Barter Books.

The next week a group of Rotarians from Seahouses visited Warkworth to hear a most interesting illustrated talk by Tom Pattinson, gardening columnist of the Gazette. This turned into a gardeners’ question time which saw Tom dispensing many useful tips.

Speakers in March included Elaine Smith from Alnwick Rotary Club who spoke about the plight of orang utans, Major (retired) Eric Ingram from the Army Benevolent Fund, Diana Hogg from Mencap and Richard Calvert whose subject was Leisure Northumberland.

A well-attended charity race night at The Trap, Broomhill, raised £700 for the club’s international charity fund. This was attended by a number of Rotarians and their wives and partners, friends of Rotary and regulars of The Trap. Organiser Rotarian John Lilley thanked everyone involved, including landlord Mike Dickinson and his wife Sandra.