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History

Charities the club has supported;ArthritisArthritis CareGreat North Air AmbulanceWansbeck Hospital (beds)Babies First HeartbeatFunds raised to date;The club has raised in excess of £50,000

Back in 1992, Alan Douglas and Myself (Dave Armstrong) decided to have a country and western night at Bedlington Community Centre. Neither of us had any idea how to book artists or how to promote the night to the general public.We enquired at the Community Centre on how to book a room and an artist. We were put in touch with the former local Authority Wansbeck District Council. Our first artist was called Mike Cool on a Tuesday night and he became our resident band for a number of months with an average audience of 12 people. At this time Mike only charged £40 per night.We were approached by a local resident who ran a linedance club called Jambalaya to see if they could join us and maybe bring some linedancers to our club. We then moved the country night to a Friday night and introduced linedancing to our nights, this increased the audience to around 75 people each month.Since then we have seen a large amount of country music fans and linedance enthusiasts come and go over the past 22 years. In 2010 the Country Club moved to Bomarsund Welfare Centre where we have set up our new base. In the past few years we have noticed that a large number of dancers have moved from country music to dancing to pop music. The committee decided to book country artists and allow our DJ to play the more up to date pop music to see if this would work. This proved to be a great success and we saw an increase of customers.We are proud of our achievements within the community by way of fundraising. Below is a list of charities that we have supported since 1998

The History of Wansbeck Country Club