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Top bid for cruise will help cancer charity

Northumbria Travel hand over a raffle prize and auction item to Morpeth Mayor Joan Tebbutt for her charity golf day.

Northumbria Travel hand over a raffle prize and auction item to Morpeth Mayor Joan Tebbutt for her charity golf day.

The Mayor of Morpeth has received a big boost ahead of her next fund-raising event.

Henry Dancer Days, which supports children and young adults with osteosarcoma (an aggressive form of bone cancer) and their families, was selected by Coun Joan Tebbutt as her chosen charity when she became Mayor last year.

It was set up by former Morpeth resident Jane Nattrass. Her son, Henry, died at the age of 12 after being diagnosed with the condition.

Northumbria Travel in Bedlington had been aware of Henry’s condition since he was first diagnosed as terminal and the management and staff decided that the Mayor’s Golf Day at Longhirst Hall Golf Club was an opportunity to do something really positive for the charity.

They approached many of their contacts in the travel world and after many letters, emails and telephone calls, they were able to offer a DFDS Mini Cruise to Amsterdam as a raffle prize and a 10-night Fred Olsen Cruise to Holland and Scandinavia (worth about £2,000) as the signature auction item. These activities will be held on the evening of the event, which is taking place on Wednesday.

Coun Tebbutt said: “I’m very grateful to Northumbria Travel for providing these items as well as the other prize and auction lot donations by individuals and businesses, including a Heighley Gate experience and a hamper with vouchers from Sanderson Arcade.”

More details about the Mayor’s Golf Day are available in the ‘Latest News’ section of Morpeth Town Council’s website – www.morpeth-tc.gov.uk

 

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