Many thanks

MAY we thank so many individuals who have supported the Alnwick Stroke Club financially this year?

Thanks to Mr and Mrs Smiles for your donation, we are unable to thank you in person.

Also just under £2,000 has been raised from donations and collections in the name of the late Jack Stanton, Gay Straker, Hazel Rutherford and Bobby Dickson. Thank to you all who have contributed to our funds anonymously.

The club continues to meet on Tuesdays at St Paul’s Court Sheltered Housing with at present 17 members and nine volunteers.

George Stokoe,

Chairman, Alnwick Stroke Club

l MY husband recently passed away after a long illness but I would like to publicly thank the staff at Castleview Nursing Home for their care and compassion during a very difficult time. They are a credit to their profession.

Gloria Stapylton,

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l ON behalf of the Alnwick branch of the British Heart Foundation, I would like to thank all at Alnwick Golf Club for their kind donation of over £360 raised from their recent competition.

Special thanks also to the ladies for organising events on the day. The support from the golf club is always greatly appreciated.

Sandra Armstrong,

branch secretary

l WE are thanking all the people, local and visitors, who contributed in their various ways, to support the work of the Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia.

The charity shop, opened in Wooler, raised £2,016, which is sufficient to repair five women and restore them to normal life.

Anyone wishing to know more about this amazing hospital can go to or ring Beryl and John Parr on 01665 574385.

Beryl and John Parr,


l THANK you for publishing my letter regarding the possible future of Ireland.

If my suggestion comes to fruition it would restore the position to as it was prior to the First World War.

PEW Mather,

Priory Park, Amble

l MY granddaughter has just had her first baby.

I would like to applaud both Wansbeck and Hillcrest maternity units where she was given excellent care by the entire staff.

The total commitment by these units is very apparent from the minute you arrive.

The care was outstanding and it has given both my granddaughter and her daughter and excellent start in their new journey through life.

Congratulations to Wansbeck and Hillcrest.

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