Boys storm ahead with fund-raising

Morpeth Harrier Andrew Lawrence, who will soon embark on an epic charity cycle ride across America.
Morpeth Harrier Andrew Lawrence, who will soon embark on an epic charity cycle ride across America.
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A GROUP of Morpeth youngsters will pack out the check-outs to help their organisation.

Members of the 1st Morpeth Boys’ Brigade will go to Morrisons on Saturday to help pack customers’ bags and generally lend a hand.

The boys from the Anchor and Junior sections, aged between five and 11, are hoping to raise as much money as possible to pay towards the cost of maintenance work at the meeting hall in Manchester Street, which has been home to the Morpeth brigade for many years.

The bag-pack will be followed by an open night on Thursday, March 10, for schoolchildren and their parents to find out more about the Brigade.

Section Leader Clive Kemp said people will be surprised at the many different activities on offer.

“The boys recently took up lightsabers and ray guns to do battle with each other at a Star Wars theme night,” he said.

“After spending the previous weeks making the helmets, the Anchor boys, clad as Storm Troopers, sought out the rebels, while Darth Vader and Bobba Fett fought it out among the Junior section.”

An eventful programme is planned for the rest of the year, including the annual Broomley Grange camp in May and a giant sleep-over to raise money for charity.

For more information about the Brigade contact Mr Kemp on 01670 511723 or email juniors.morpethbb@gmail.com