Deciding club’s charity causes

Morpeth Lions Club Vice President Ian Brown presents Morpeth Town Council Clerk Gillian Turner and Morpeth Mayor Nic Best with a cheque for �250 towards his chosen charity, the Samaritans.
Morpeth Lions Club Vice President Ian Brown presents Morpeth Town Council Clerk Gillian Turner and Morpeth Mayor Nic Best with a cheque for �250 towards his chosen charity, the Samaritans.

MORPETH LIONS’ CLUB

Morpeth Lions’ Christmas meeting was the occasion for deciding which charities to support for the last quarter of 2014.

The club’s Social Service Committee had made recommendations on 12 requests for assistance and seven of these were agreed, with the remaining five being deferred for further information.

The seven agreed were the Samaritans (The Mayor’s Charity), Dawn Advice, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, North Northumberland Park Mountain Rescue, Heel and Toe (cerebral palsy), the Outward Bound Trust, and DROUT. A sum of £1,800 was shared between them.

In the event there was a last minute 13th request from the Toby Henderson Trust. It was not a question of unlucky 13 as a further £250 was pledged to the trust.

Lion President Stuart Lewis said: “Much consideration has been given to these donations and wherever possible we Lions like to support charitable work which benefits the local communities.

“I would like to stress that none of this would be possible without the generous support of residents of Morpeth and surrounding areas. Thank you for this support and the Lions wish our supporters all the best for 2015.”