Communities celebrate cash windfalls

High Sheriff Reverend Fiona Sample with Deputy Chief Constable Mark Gilmore and Riding for the Disabled Association- Morpeth, Rebecca Clark and Jade Anderson.
High Sheriff Reverend Fiona Sample with Deputy Chief Constable Mark Gilmore and Riding for the Disabled Association- Morpeth, Rebecca Clark and Jade Anderson.

TWO community groups are celebrating a cash boost.

The former High Sheriff of Northumberland Fiona Sample recognised both the Morpeth Baden-Powell Scout Group and the Tranwell-based Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Centre in the presentation of awards before stepping down from her year in office.

The scouts received £500 in the High Sheriff Youth Awards, while Pegasus picked up £750.

The cheques were presented in a ceremony at Northumbria Police Headquarters in Ponteland.

Mrs Sample said: “We had a wonderful evening at Northumbria Police HQ, they have been excellent hosts. The groups the High Sheriff’s Fund has supported throughout the year have been inspirational — seeing all they achieve has been a privilege.”