Women give a helping hand

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CRISIS-hit young people have been given a helping hand to start out on their own by a Morpeth women’s group.

Members of Morpeth Soroptimists have spent months collecting toiletries and house cleaning products to present to the Barnabas Safe and Sound Project, which provides accommodation for young people in housing need.

The goodies have been used to make up starter packs for the young people and will be distributed as and when needed.

Barnabas is just one of a number of local initiatives supported by the club, and a recent art exhibition organised by members at Hepscott Village Hall raised funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The event supported Club President Trish Walker’s theme for the year of Arts and Music, which was further developed in a social evening in October when members enjoyed a Desert Island Disc evening.

Five members chose music and a book they would like to be stranded with, with the music choices spanning the decades and being enjoyed by fellow members and guests.

The club meets twice a month at Morpeth Golf Club and new members are welcome. Further details can be found online at www.morpeth-soroptimists.org.uk