IT may only be a couple of months since the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering, but already funds have been given for next year’s event.
A cheque for £650 has been presented to the event’s organisers by Morpeth Lions Club.
The money comes from street collections during the Gathering. Proceeds are usually split between the festival’s organising committee and the Lions club. However, the club traditionally donates its share to the committee in recognition of the festival’s benefit to the community, and this year was no exception.
Gathering Committee Chairman Kim Bibby-Wilson thanked the club.