The Chairman

Welcome to the annual Riding of the Bounds organised by Berwick Riders Association a small group of local volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds and promote Berwick.  On behalf of the members I welcome you and hope that you enjoy a great day out on Saturday 5th May 2018.  I would like to wish our new Chief marshal Rebecca a fantastic year in her post, enjoy every moment it will be over before you realise it.  You will be Berwick’s ambassador all over Scotland wear your sash with pride.  I wish Bethany all the best in her final year and  know that she will guide and support Rebecca as her left hand man at every opportunity  Bethany has made an outstanding contribution to getting Berwick out there, and for that we Thank you.

We welcome Courtnay to our principals as right hand man  Your journey is just beginning enjoy it this three year journey will see you represent your Town, make forever friendships and create memories to treasure.  The event takes a lot of planning and funding and it would not be possible without the continued support from committee members, sponsors, friends, local business and individuals . I would like to thank every single person who has contributed towards the day.  The committee wish to extend their gratitude to the following for their assistance, The people of Berwick, The Freemen’s Guild, The Freemen Trustees, Berwick Town Councillors, Northumberland County Council, The Chamber of Trade, Simpsons Malt, Northumbria Police, Police Scotland, RAF, Air Ambulance, Northumbria Ambulance, Northumbrian Fire brigade,  Scottish Ambulance Service , Scottish Borders Council, Scottish Fire brigade, Land owners and Michael Herriot.  Many thanks go to Lorraine for her hard work on web updates, contracts, web pages ,ride liaison secretary and any other duties as required . Thank goodness no digging this year!

Thanks to Jessica for her secretarial duties her invaluable committee knowledge and helping hands.  We wish you well and thank you for your support in the past. We will miss you.  Thanks to Hilary for taking on the shop window dressing competition let’s hope it gets bigger and better every year.  A big  thanks to Linda our treasurer, a big support to everyone and great with a spreadsheet.  Thanks to Shaun for recruiting and organising Marshals.

I extend my gratitude to our volunteer committee and local marshals who give their time to ensure a safe day for all , thanks guys for your continued support.  Special thanks to Anne and Elizabeth for your involvement in fundraising with the 5th Berwick Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.  You are all brilliant at singing the Berwick song.

This year the groups have sponsored the mascot’s numnah and are hoping to buy a new mascot sash.

Well done guys and thank you!

Jude Eltringham,

Chairman, Berwick Riders Association.