Good total for tree initiative

The Morpeth Rotary Club Tree of Light was once again in place at Sanderson Arcade between mid-November and December 31.
The Morpeth Rotary Club Tree of Light was once again in place at Sanderson Arcade between mid-November and December 31.
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The Tree of Light in Morpeth that supports good causes once again had an excellent response.

This was the second year of the Morpeth Rotary Club initiative, which gave people the opportunity to sponsor a light at the facility in Sanderson Arcade in memory of loved ones between mid-November and December 31.

Each message is written on a card and attached to the tree.

All donations have been counted and Contact Morpeth Mental Health, The Alan Shearer Centre, a specialist respite, residential and social facility for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments, and the Children’s Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle will each receive more than £1,100.

The Tree of Light was established by Past President Rhona Dunn, who said: “We’re quite delighted with the way things have gone with it and once again, we’ve received many positive comments from residents.

“It’s quite surprising just how many people come along to the tree to see the card with their message.

“I am very appreciative of the money we received from our sponsors.

“I’m looking to set up a webpage and possibly organise leaflets for villages near Morpeth for the 2017 appeal.”

The book of condolence can be viewed during the opening hours of Brumell & Sample Solicitors in Bridge Street.