Many thanks

I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care at its recent Great Daffodil Appeal collections in Rothbury.

The collections were held in March 2011 and raised the fantastic sum of £135.95.

Thanks goes to our supporters who helped with the collections and to the public who gave so generously.

Marie Curie Hospice provided a free service for people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, their families and friends from across the North East region.

At our purpose-built hospice in the west end of Newcastle, we care for over 500 people as inpatients as well as offering an extensive day care service for outpatients.

Complementing the work we do at the Newcastle hospice, our team of dedicated Marie Curie nurses work across the region and offer people end-of-life care within their own home, which is a key objective of Marie Curie Cancer Care – giving patients choice in where they spend their final days.

If anyone would like to be a volunteer at our collections, please call us on 0191 2191234.

Jane Dennison,

Community Fund-raiser,

Marie Curie Cancer Care

l MY wife and I were recently on holiday in Northumberland.

One day I hit a kerb when driving and the car sustained a flat tyre and damaged wheel.

A man kindly stopped and changed the wheel.

We drove to Alnwick Tyre Service where the damaged wheel was repaired and the tyre was found to be undamaged.

This was done free of charge.

In the days when goodwill seems to be a dying commodity, we were very impressed by the goodwill shown on our trip to Northumberland.

KW Fogarty,

Billing Road East, Northampton

l THE Craster Art Club’s spring exhibition was held over the recent bank holiday weekend in Craster Memorial Hall.

Admission was free, but there was a collection jar for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Thank you to all those visitors who contributed. Donations totalled £121.43 and this has been forwarded.

Our next exhibition will be held over the August bank holiday weekend.

Frances Cook,

Secretary, Craster Art Club

l ON behalf of the Alnwick branch of the NSPCC, the committee would like to thank all the walkers who came to Ratcheugh to ‘Walk the Crag’ and supported this worthy cause.

£231.55 was raised.

Ann Humble,