Naming the Cancer Car
The Berwick & District Cancer Support Group was founded in 1992 by a group of people who through experience knew how difficult it was to get to main hospitals in the local area for cancer appointments (for those who don’t know where we are, our closest major hospital is almost 60 miles away). They started up in the hope that no one would ever have to worry about travelling to their appointments again.
The group is run on a totally voluntary basis. Many of the members have experienced living alongside cancer in one way or another. All of the members are committed to keeping the service available to all who may need it. The charity has four cars which are all white therefore it is easier to give them names when allocating them to drivers for their runs. For the latest new car the charity invited ‘Berwick Division Girl Guiding’ to vote and name the car.
On 5 February the girls, consisting of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, members of the Senior Section and Adult Leaders from Berwick, Norham and Lowick joined us to officially name the car. It was a division venture and everyone had a vote from a selection of names put forward. The winner was ‘Guiding Light‘. A great name that the charity are sure will serve them well. To top off the event the girls also presented Berwick & District Cancer Support Group with a cheque for £55 raised from their Snowman Drive. The charity thanked the girls for naming their new car and the continued support they give to the charity.
Anne and Laura (Berwick Division, Northumberland County)