Busy year ahead for NHS retirees

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MORPETH BRANCH OF THE NHS RETIREMENT ­FELLOWSHIP

Another year has drawn to a close for the Morpeth Branch of the NHS Retirement Fellowship.

It has been a year that has had some enthralling speakers covering Wills and Trusts to an update on the branch’s help to Javea in Nepal. Members also had exciting outings, incorporating a cruise on the River Tyne, afternoon tea at Doxford Hall and a garden party at a member’s home in Morpeth.

The year culminated in members reminiscing on nurse training.

It was amazing, and at times marvelling, at the conditions of service that applied in the olden days and would definitely not be accepted today.

They now look forward to this year where events will incorporate the 26th Regional Conference, hosted by the Newcastle and District Branch.

The speakers commence with a talk on Old Wives Tales — Fact or Fiction, which has got our members thinking, and we have a talk entitled What’s in a Box, which deals with the contents of a box put together for international disasters. Other topics include Garden Birds and Satins and Silks.

Outings include a trip to the Honey Farm, near Berwick, which follows an amusing and informative talk given by Mr Robson last year. We are also taking another cruise on the Tyne, this time going upstream to Newburn.

We are always on the look out for retired members of the National Health Service, or those who are shortly to retire. For more details contact Grahame on 07724 183710 or visit the website at www.nhsrf.org.uk