Berwick Rotary Club was formed in 1929 and has been supporting many good causes here in town ever since, as well as national and international projects.
Berwick Rotary purchased the motifs approx. 10 years ago at a cost of over £35,000 which was raised entirely from the generosity of the people of Berwick upon Tweed and surrounding areas and each year the motifs on the New Bridge cost a considerable amount of money to maintain them, however, the Rotary's fundraising has been decimated after virtually all our fundraising events being cancelled this year and more than likely next year too, which is where we really need your help!!
Each year the lights have to deal with the wind, rain, hail and snow all of which take their toll on the lights and frames. The lights are in desperate need of some TLC or in other words they need of a major overhaul to ensure they continue to shine bright for years to come which is the reason for this crowdfunding page. We don't expect our fundraising efforts to return to normality anytime soon and even if it did, it will take a major effort to recoup lost funds.
We realise that this might not be high on some peoples agenda but the lights do bring joy to a lot of people and hopefully attracts people to this wonderful town of ours.
All donations are welcome regardless of how much and you can be assured that every penny raised will go towards the maintenance of the motif lights. We would also welcome corporate sponsors , so if this is something you might light to get involved with please get in touch asap.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this and we hope to keep the bridge light shining for many more years to come.