A MORPETH community group became ‘Mad Hatters’ to support a popular town festival.
Members of Morpeth Lions were out in force on the streets collecting in aid of the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering during the three-day event.
To provide additional amusement, some of the Lions drew attention to themselves by adopting colourful headwear.
It seems to have borne results as a total of £665.43 was raised. As per tradition, the group donated ‘its half’ of the proceeds back to the Gathering Committee.
Lions organiser Simon Pringle said: “Once again the people of Morpeth and the Gathering’s supporters from near and far have demonstrated their appreciation of the huge efforts made by the Gathering Committee to provide a weekend of traditional entertainment and spectacle.
“We were blessed with good weather and are very grateful to all who donated.”