Many thanks

I WOULD like to express through your column my sincere thanks to all who supported the charity auction at the Jubilee Hall, Rothbury, on Saturday, July 23.

A huge thanks to all of the people who donated lots. With everyone struggling at the moment in the current financial climate, your generous gifts have been greatly appreciated.

A fantastic evening was had by all, with the majority of people heading home with a smile on their face, a little lighter in the wallet and a bale of hay and a bag of logs under each arm.

It was lovely to see the community of Rothbury pull together in hard times (as we always do).

Special thanks to Louise and Graeme Wylie, Tanya Mckay, Hayley Herron, Rosie Mason and Carol Murray, who helped out on the night.

James Tait and Rothbury Pipe Band performed for everyone before the auction began, giving sterling performances to entertain us all.

Helen Storer, of Barclays Bank, Rothbury, assisted and Barclays are kindly matching pound-for-pound money raised on the raffle.

A late entry into the auction took the floor by storm after a very generous donation by David McVeigh got the hall buzzing.

David was visiting Rothbury with his wife and decided to attend the auction.

They were so impressed with the hard work and the community spirit that they donated a box at St James’s Park for a Newcastle United match, including all food, drinks and a night’s hotel accommodation for two people.

Very many thanks to you both.

Finally, a huge congratulations to Andrew Charleton who made the evening so entertaining and memorable for us all.

His talent and wit, somewhat controversial sales technique and local knowledge went down a treat. You should be on the stage (it leaves in 10 minutes).

Many thanks to everyone, the grand sum of £4,730.50 was raised for charity.

Nicola Crane,

Events Organiser (now retired),

The Barn, Pondicherry,


l WE would like to thank everyone who came to the coffee morning in the Breamish Hall, Powburn on Saturday, July 16.

This was to raise funds for PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) in memory of our mum, Margaret Naylen.

Mum requested a coffee morning in lieu of a funeral, having donated her body and brain for research into this deliberating disease.

So far a total of £1,100 has been raised.

If anyone would like to donate please visit or contact us.

Anne Watson and Helen Scott,

The Orchard,

Church Road,


l The Shilbottle Community Hall Management Committee would like to thank Alnwick Paint and Glass for their help and generosity in replacing the glass safety panel outside Shilbottle Community Hall after it was vandalised.

Gill Bray,

On behalf of the Management Committee