Morpeth Lions Club
THE final piece of Morpeth Lions Club’s President’s particular donations was recently put into place when Simon Pringle presented a cheque for £200 to the North East Trust for Aphasia (NETA).
The funds involved were raised earlier this year from a Lions Casino Night.
Aphasia means problems with communication that often arise after a stroke or other brain trauma.
NETA is an independent registered charity based in Newcastle University. It meets weekly and activities include a regular conversation group, as well as art, music, photography and other special-interest groups.
There is also a regular café where members can enjoy socialising with each other and the volunteer helpers.
One of the members, Janet Speight, is also Chairman of the Trustees.
When accepting the cheque, she said: “We are very grateful to Morpeth Lions Club for thinking about us and making this kind donation.
“We have members from all over the North East and anyone wishing to find out more about us can visit our website – www.neta.org.uk”
Lions President Simon responded, saying: “Having heard about the excellent work undertaken by your Support Centre, I felt it important to provide some assistance.
“For anyone who has suffered a stroke, your organisation must be a boon as you can compare notes and hopefully progress. I have been most impressed by the warm welcome you have given us today and by the friendliness that is evident among your members.
“We hope that we may be able to give further assistance in the future.”