Dinner Raises Over

The Scottish arm of a charity that cares for people working in newspaper retailing and distribution has raised over £3000 at a special birthday dinner, held in Glasgow on Friday evening.
The Scottish committee of the NewstrAid Benevolent Fund – affectionately known as 'Old Ben' – was celebrating the 25th anniversary of its reconvening, 'Old Ben' itself having been founded in the early 19th century.
Over 110 guests attended the dinner and, says Ian Shaw – head of the Scottish committee – during the last seven years over £300,000 has been raised in Scotland alone for the charity, whose work includes running two sheltered homes, in Essex and Shropshire, for its older and more frail members.

The Scottish arm of a charity that cares for people working in newspaper retailing and distribution has raised over £3000 at a special birthday dinner, held in Glasgow on Friday evening.

The Scottish committee of the NewstrAid Benevolent Fund – affectionately known as 'Old Ben' – was celebrating the 25th anniversary of its reconvening, 'Old Ben' itself having been founded in the early 19th century.

Over 110 guests attended the dinner and, says Ian Shaw – head of the Scottish committee – during the last seven years over £300,000 has been raised in Scotland alone for the charity, whose work includes running two sheltered homes, in Essex and Shropshire, for its older and more frail members.