Lions making a splash for local good causes

A representative of the Early Birds team receives the trophy for raising the most sponsorship money.
A representative of the Early Birds team receives the trophy for raising the most sponsorship money.

Morpeth Lions Club

THE town council recently played host to the 16 teams who took part in the Lions Charity Swim to raise money for local clubs and charities.

Morpeth Mayor Joan Tebbutt was on hand to present prizes and sponsorship cheques.

Haribos, a group of Morpeth middle school children, won the trophy for the most lengths swum in the allocated 55 minutes.

The team raising the most sponsorship money was the Early Birds, who can regularly be seen putting in the lengths first thing in the morning at the Riverside Leisure Centre pool. Both the Haribos and Early Birds received trophies for their efforts.

The presentation was compered by Lion Les Brindley, who organises the charity swim. He thanked all the teams for taking part and the Mayor for sponsoring the presentation evening.

Mr Brindley also gave advance notice of next year’s Lions Swim date, which will be Saturday, March 8.

Coun Tebbutt said she was already putting together a Mayor’s team for next year.