Newton News Editor Syd Howarth celebrated his 80th Birthday last Saturday at Woodham Golf Club Restaurant attended by family and friends.

The evening was enjoyed by everyone with an exceptional Buffet Dinner followed by superb entertainment by Town Showgroup “Groovy Street”

Syd requested no cards or presents, but guests could, if they wished, donate to the MRI Scanner Appeal which he was instrumental in starting.

Syd was amazed by the total raised, in excess of £1,000, and is so pleased with the result and to be promoting a cause which will bring health benefits to so many people. One generous couple donated £1 each for every year of Syd’s life – £160!

If you can help the MRI Appeal please contact Pat Chambers on Tel: 07770 455651. Email: