Fireworks were magic

I HAVE just attended Morpeth Rugby Club’s annual fireworks display together with many hundreds of local residents.

What a spectacular event it was; a credit to all involved in organising it 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 allowing Morpeth Lions Club to hold a public collection as people were leaving the grounds.

This year, the money raised will assist with our Christmas activities.

These include ‘Meet the Lions’ which provides tea and entertainment for up to 180 local elderly and disabled people; food parcels for over 200 local needy or lonely individuals and families and also about 60 parcels of Christmas presents for children who otherwise would receive little or nothing.

The cost of these activities is over £4,000 and the night’s collection of £386.89 will greatly assist our efforts.

As ever, we are reliant on the generosity of the public and cooperation from numerous friendly contacts.

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.

SIMON PRINGLE

President, Morpeth Lions Club