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A fond farewell for Willow Club member

Don Jones with Willow Club president Jack Perry.
Don Jones with Willow Club president Jack Perry.

A popular figure at a men’s club has announced his retirement from the group.

Don Jones became a member of the Willow Club for retired men in Whitley Bay after stepping down as an insurance assessor in 1999.

During his time with the club he has served as programme secretary for 15 years, inviting more than 600 potential speakers to the club, before serving as president between 2011 and 2015.

Latterly, he has held the role of chairman of the day.

Club president Jack Perry thanked Don for his work over the years.