Lions dish out gifts to support sight services

From left, Morpeth Lions Social Services Chair Ian Brown, Lorraine Dryden (NCBA), Simon Foley (MTN), Anne Purvis (MAPS) and Morpeth Lions President Geoff Bushell.
From left, Morpeth Lions Social Services Chair Ian Brown, Lorraine Dryden (NCBA), Simon Foley (MTN), Anne Purvis (MAPS) and Morpeth Lions President Geoff Bushell.

HUNDREDS of pounds have been handed over to three sight organisations after a collection by Morpeth Lions Club.

In October the club held its annual street collection, which coincided with Lions Club International World Sight Day.

In view of this, the Lions decided the collection would be in support of three local sight-related organisations — the Northumberland County Blind Association (NCBA), Morpeth Area Partially Sighted (MAPS) and Morpeth Talking Newspaper (MTN). A total of £872 was collected.

Following the collection, the club decided to add to the total and invited the three organisations to its December social evening to receive their cheques.

Both NCBA and MAPS received £350 and MTN was given £500.