Schools’ outdoor events raise decent sum for vital service

Chantry and Newminster pupils and Morpeth Mayor Alison Byard hand over the cheque to the representatives from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.
Chantry and Newminster pupils and Morpeth Mayor Alison Byard hand over the cheque to the representatives from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

A life-saving charity has received some useful funds after pupils at Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Technology Colleges in Morpeth put on their running shoes.

Both schools did a fun run in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) – Coun Alison Byard’s nominated charity for her year as Mayor – and they recently made a joint donation of £2,000.

The pupils in the front row of the picture with Coun Byard are Daniel Smith and Olivia Taylor. In the back row with Patricia Ford and Rose Akenclose from the service are Robert Parker and Lily Gibson.

Patricia, Rose and a GNAAS pilot bear mascot will be at the Morpeth Christmas lights switch-on event on Saturday afternoon.