SCOOTER fanatics from all over the country and further afield descended on Paxton House last weekend to attend the 3rd Border Bash Scooter Rally.
Funds raised from the event will go towards the Grove School in Berwick as well as Paxton House’s own charitable activities.
Organisers were over the moon at the response, with Tony Kelly, the Chairman of the Berwick Bulldogs Scooter Club commenting: “Thanks very much to Paxton House for the support, it’s a cracking venue, and the Grove School is a great charitable cause.
“Thanks too to all the scooter clubs who came along. We had people from Aberdeen, the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and even Belgium.
“The response was incredible, this was double the size of last year’s event. It is amazing to think that in the first year 11 members of the club each paid £100 to get it off the ground, now we are successfully operating as a business.
“We would dearly like to be here next year and we will make it even more family friendly. It was nice to see some younger people up from Berwick on their 50ccs and kids being brought on the backs of their parents scooters, they had a great time on the bouncy castle!”
Claire McDade, Director of Paxton House was too thrilled by the success of the event.
She added: “We loved having the Berwick Bulldogs Border Bash event and we were very impressed with the way Tony and the lads worked so hard to put on such an excellent and professional event.
“It was something different for us and we would certainly be keen to run it again next year. We want to show people that there’s literally something for everyone at Paxton.
“It’s great to have such contrasting events as a Scooter Rally and an 18th century costume and fashion exhibition such as ‘Re-Dress’ on at the same time.
Paxton House will continue their varied programme of events with a Museums at Night event on Sunday, May 20 from 7.30pm which will include lantern lit tours of the House, torchlit folk music and dance, and costumed storytelling.”