40 years on and much achieved

40 years on and much achieved

That was the easy part. Now they head to war-torn Syria and the shipment has to get to the Red Cross via a safe port.

The joint Scarborough Rotary-Christian Brothers project is nearing 30,000 wheelchairs since it started in 1998.

It has adapted and flourished after humble beginnings just like this newspaper, which marks its 40th anniversary this week.

The Times has been privileged to be part of the community and follow the growth of such a voluntary organisation.

The community was the focus of our beginning and is the focus of reporter Margaret Price’s stories in today’s commemorative liftout.

It has been an honour to follow in the footsteps of co-founders Bernice and Bill Marwick and all those who have worked on the paper.

We look forward to serving the community over the next 40 years.