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Goswick Grant Helps Berwick Cancer Cars Offset Rising Transportation Costs

March 14, 2023

All of us are feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living increase. But there’s no doubt that the impact has been especially pronounced on charitable organisations as their costs have gone up and, all too often, their donations have gone down.

That’s what makes Berwick and District Cancer Support Group so appreciative of Goswick Golf Links for awarding it a £500 grant as part of its new Community Fund programme.

Berwick Cancer Cars, as it’s more commonly known, manages a fleet of six vehicles that provide those with cancer diagnoses free transportation to their cancer-related appointments. In a typical month, those vehicles make some 120 roundtrip journeys totaling more than 12,000 miles. The rising cost of petrol, alone, makes that an increasingly challenging proposition.

From left to right: Ann Short, Goswick Club Captain Mark Ringland and Roger Peaple

‘The Goswick grant will go directly toward helping to mitigate those increased costs,’ says Roger Peaple, who volunteers for the organisation as its media coordinator. ‘We are so grateful to the club and the golfers who play there for their very generous support.’

Berwick Cancer Cars has been serving Berwick-upon-Tweed and the surrounding district since 1992. Its team of 58 workers are all volunteers. And it is funded solely through donations and fundraising. If you’d like to learn more and/or do what you can to help the cause, you can start by visiting their website by clicking here.

Goswick created its new community grant programme last autumn and funded it through approximately 1% of the visitor green fees it collected during its previous fiscal year ending September 2022. Berwick Cancer Cars is just one of seven initial recipients. Based on continued strong demand for golf on its authentic links course, Goswick is on track to renew the programme at the end of this fiscal year.

More information can be found here and here.