Four local charities have received a funding boost from a family fun day organised to mark Berwick cereal processing firm Silvery Tweed Cereals’ 175th anniversary.
The Silvery Tweed summer fete in July saw past and current company staff and their families enjoy an afternoon of traditional ‘village fete’-style activities at Berwick Rugby Club, including fairground rides, face painting, archery, balloon modelling, a charity raffle, coconut shy and tug-of-war contest.
This week, the Silvery Tweed Organising committee handed over cheques totalling £1500 to Berwick Lifeboats, Berwickshire Riders for the Disabled Association, Grove School and Berwick Cancer Cars from funds raised on the day.
Sarah Capes, Chair of the Committee, said: “The summer fete was a small way for us to show our gratitude to the many, many people over the years who have helped to make Silvery Tweed Cereals the successful Borders business it is. It was also a great opportunity to raise money for four local charities, through a variety of activities on the day.
“For some reason, the opportunity to put the four company directors in our dunk tank was very popular and contributed significantly to the fundraising total!”
Guests at the fete were treated to afternoon tea and hog roast, as well as ice creams from award-winning local gelateria, Giaccopazzi’s. Entertainment for the afternoon came courtesy of a local brass band, and there were opportunities to get up close and personal with owls, hawks and raptors at a birds of prey display.
Silvery Tweed will continue to mark its 175th anniversary into 2019. For more information about the company, its history, and anniversary activity visit www.silverytweedcereals.co.uk.