Fund-raising activities for vital air ambulance service

The 6th Morpeth Scouts Thursday evening group with Morpeth Mayor Alison Byard.
The 6th Morpeth Scouts Thursday evening group with Morpeth Mayor Alison Byard.

Members of the 6th Morpeth Scout Group put on their running shoes in aid of a regional charity.

Responding to a letter from Mayor of Morpeth Alison Byard, two groups that meet on a Wednesday and Thursday evening did a sponsored Great North Fun Run, which involved teams completing around 80 half-mile laps in Carlisle Park over two days.

Members of the the 6th Morpeth Scouts Wednesday evening group with Morpeth Mayor Alison Byard.

Members of the the 6th Morpeth Scouts Wednesday evening group with Morpeth Mayor Alison Byard.

Sophie Templey of the Thursday group came up with the idea as her brother James, a young leader, was taking part in the Great North Run.

The 17-year-old has raised over £300 for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and sponsorship money from the fun run will also go to the charity.

On both evenings, Coun Byard came along to give a five-minute overview of what the service does.

In addition, every scout in the group and a number of beavers and cubs are filling collection bags with unwanted goods such as clothing, footwear, bed linen and printer cartridges as GNAAS is able to sell them to bring in useful funds. Residents can also donate such items between now and October 15 – email templey@talktalk.net for more details.

6th Morpeth Scouts Group young leader James Templey completed the Great North Run half marathon on September 13. He has raised more than �300 for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

6th Morpeth Scouts Group young leader James Templey completed the Great North Run half marathon on September 13. He has raised more than �300 for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

To make a financial donation, go to www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Templey