Kids appeal receives gift and money donations

Morpeth Chamber of Trade deputy treasurer Aileen Pollard, left, and deputy vice chair Jacky Beesley, right, hand over the cheque to Tracey Stephenson.
Morpeth Chamber of Trade deputy treasurer Aileen Pollard, left, and deputy vice chair Jacky Beesley, right, hand over the cheque to Tracey Stephenson.
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Barclays in Morpeth has thanked generous residents and customers for their toy and book donations.

The branch supported Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids Christmas appeal, which provides presents for children who are in need because of sickness, financial strains or difficult family circumstances.

A total of 82 new gifts, including a few from the Barclays team, were given to those who co-ordinate the appeal.

In addition, Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade handed over a £50 cheque for Cash for Kids and a customer also donated £10 in cash.

Branch manager Tracey Stephenson said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful people of Morpeth for their kind donations.

“I’m sure there are a lot of local children, who would have otherwise received little or even nothing this Christmas, who will be very happy.

“We also received eight second hand toys/books and as this charity only accepts new toys, I donated them to the town’s Cancer Research shop.”

In a separate community initiative over the last two weeks, the branch had a table that could be used by local businesses (including Allura Lingerie), groups and individuals (such as Roger Hawkins selling copies of his book in aid of the Samaritans – the Mayor of Morpeth’s charity).