Alnwick Rotary Club raises over £2,000 in gift vouchers for more than 60 local families in need

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Gift vouchers worth over £2,000 have been given to over 60 families in need in the Alnwick area.

For the last few years Alnwick Rotary Club has collected, wrapped and delivered Christmas presents to children living in this area.

These are children who would otherwise get few, if any, presents at Christmas.

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Jill Clark, president of Alnwick Rotary Club.Jill Clark, president of Alnwick Rotary Club.
Jill Clark, president of Alnwick Rotary Club.

Project organiser Jill Clark said: “The appearance of the Covid virus meant we were unable to collect presents as we had done in previous years and this seemed a good way to help those families who were struggling to buy presents for their children."The project was a huge success, and we collected vouchers worth over £2,000.

The vouchers were for a variety of national stores, and many of the smaller Alnwick businesses also donated vouchers for their own shops.

"We also received a few actual gifts which were distributed and some donations which we used to buy extra gift vouchers,” said Jill.

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The winner of HospiceCare North Northumberland’s Christmas raffle, donated her prize, meaning that, after a draw of names, an Alnwick family received a large food hamper.

Alnwick Rotary Club would like to thank all those individuals and businesses who so kindly, and generously, supported it in providing help to those who needed it.

Over 60 local families (160+ children) received at least one voucher per child plus one extra per family.

“Local people have once again surpassed themselves and I would like them to know just how much we appreciate their support,” said Jill.

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