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Fund-raising provides trip for people with sight loss

The Immediate Past President of Morpeth's Inner Wheel Margaret Miller (centre) at the Northumberland County Blind Association handing Fran Smith (l) and Lorraine Dryden (r) a cheque for �1000. GM044374

The Immediate Past President of Morpeth's Inner Wheel Margaret Miller (centre) at the Northumberland County Blind Association handing Fran Smith (l) and Lorraine Dryden (r) a cheque for �1000. GM044374

A Morpeth-based charity has received a funding boost from one of the town’s community groups.

The ladies of Morpeth Inner Wheel organised some events and activities to raise money for the Northumberland County Blind Association (NCBA) and a cheque for £1,000 was recently handed over at the organisation’s Low Stanners headquarters.

The NCBA was chosen by Immediate Past President Margaret Miller. The charity’s information and voluntary services manager, Fran Smith, had been along to one of the club’s meetings to give a vision impairment awareness talk.

Mrs Miller said that as well as making donations, members held an afternoon tea, soup and pudding events and a fun auction and knitted Easter chicks.

“It was hard work, but well worth it,” she added.

“I received wonderful support from family, club members and some of my other friends.”

They have asked if the money can be used to fund a day trip for local people with sight loss. The NCBA agreed and the trip will be advertised in its quarterly newsletter, Noise.

Readers will be asked to recall places they have visited in the past that they would like to visit again and staff will choose the destination after going through the responses.

NCBA chief executive Lorraine Dryden said: “Our sincere thanks to Margaret and the Inner Wheel of Morpeth group who are making this trip possible.”

 

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