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Treat for flood victims

Bill and Alice after they both had their hair done by the hairdresser.

Bill and Alice after they both had their hair done by the hairdresser.

FLOOD victims were treated to some much needed TLC in an early Christmas pamper day.

The event, which was funded by Morpeth Churches Together, was held at the New Life Christian Centre in Dacre Street.

Organisers wanted to provide a small treat for Morpeth residents who were once again forced out of their homes when the misery of flooding struck in September.

Around a dozen residents took advantage of the hair dressing and massage sessions during the afternoon of Thursday, November 29, while tea and cakes were served up to keep them refreshed.

And in the evening about 30 people turned up for a buffet and wine tasting.

Among them were pensioners Bill and Alice Hannett, who were living in Challoner’s Gardens when the flood came.

Volunteer Rhona Dunn, who helped to organise the event, said: “They all seemed to have a good time and it was just something nice to put on for them.

“Everyone was smiling and happy to be there. I just thought as I watched our oldest residents, Bill and Alice, how wonderful it was to see them bouncing back again.

“Let us hope that soon we will have flood defences and this will never happen again to such lovely, courageous people.”

 
 
 

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