CHARITY: Thanks for all the donations

I attended Morpeth Rugby Club’s fireworks display, along with many hundreds of residents.

What a spectacular event it was. It was a credit to all involved and a particular joy to the young children who went home happy and excited.

In praising the rugby club for providing this spectacle, I would also like to thank them for again allowing Morpeth Lions Club to hold a public collection as people were leaving the grounds.

This year, the money raised will again assist with our Christmas activities. These include providing tea and entertainment for up to 150 elderly and disabled people, food parcels for the elderly and Christmas presents for about 60 children whose circumstances mean they would otherwise receive little or nothing.

The cost of these activities is more than £4,000, and the display collection of £623 will greatly assist our efforts.

The people of Morpeth and the surrounding area have always been supportive. With their help, we hope to provide a happy Christmas for many who could be considered less fortunate.

Ian Brown

President,

Morpeth Lions Club.