Appreciation of donations from shoppers

ONCE again I would appreciate the opportunity to use the columns of the News Guardian to publicly thank customers at Iceland in Park View shopping centre, Whitley Bay, for their generous support of our bag packing charity collection at the store last weekend.

I would also like to thank the management and staff of Iceland for their usual help and co-operation, which we are always extremely grateful for.

The event raised £392, which will be donated to local charities. No expenses were incurred.

In the current difficult financial circumstances, when commercial concerns are having to reduce their support for charities, it is extremely important that voluntary organisations redouble their efforts to help worthwhile causes to continue their work.

This is only possible with the generous help of the general public.

BARBARA CONNORS-FOWLER

Chairman

The Rotary Club of Monkseaton Centenary Trust Fund