I am writing to apologise to readers for a slight error in last week’s article ‘Kim’s parcels in memory of her son’, and to those effected I sincerely apologise.
It stated that drop-off points for articles for the shoe boxes were the Post Office beside Morrisons, the Isabella pub and the Kings Arms pub. It also mentioned Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Brantano. These last three were donators of shoe boxes and not drop-off points.
I would also like to thank all those who have donated to the appeal and for their continued support.
The collections will continue until the end of May, when the last of my contacts withdraw from the camps.
Also, I would like to thank the Elswick (Blyth) All Arms Association and members for their great efforts in this appeal. Without their help this would not have taken on so well.
They do not receive recognition for the work they do. They provide many a service to this community, which goes unrecognised,
They are a huge presence and of organisation into the Remembrance ceremonies each year, helping community activities, social gatherings and simply being there for past and present veterans (meetings held the first Thursday of the month at the Army Reserve in Blyth), which new members are welcome.
For this I thank you for all the help you give not only in the shoe box appeal but raising funds for the ABF – The Soldiers Charity.
Mrs Kim Sweeney
ABF – The Soldiers Charity