Charity collection and a celebration for Lions

Morpeth Lions ready to go out on the Great Daffodil collection
Morpeth Lions ready to go out on the Great Daffodil collection

Morpeth Lions Club

The club had a busy weekend in the middle of March.

First, several members helped out with the Marie Curie Cancer Care street collection in Morpeth.

Morpeth Lions Club has helped the Marie Curie team for a number of years on an informal basis. This arrangement was formalised last year when the Lions Clubs of British Isles and Ireland entered into a partnership with the charity and agreed to help its Great Daffodil Appeal.

In 2013, Lions clubs’ collections raised funds to provide around 8,800 hours of nursing care for terminally-ill people.

Thanks to the generosity of many of those shopping in Morpeth on the day, a total of £947 was raised, of which Morpeth Lions members collected £770.

The club’s street collections organiser Ken Brown said “This is a great result and a big thank-you to all those who contributed.

“The Lions are always delighted to help with the tremendous work of Marie Curie and the nurses giving care in the home and at their hospices.”

The following day, members relaxed and helped Agnes Gee, widow of former member Dick Gee, celebrate her 80th birthday.

Agnes has been a great supporter of the Lions and still helps out at events.

Morpeth Lions organised a lunch at The PepperPot restaurant in Oldgate, which gave Agnes a chance to chat with many of her friends among the Lions’ members and their wives and partners.

She said afterwards that she loved the occasion and was looking forward to repeating it on future milestone birthdays.