Club fund-raiser is a big draw for charities

MORPETH LIONS CLUB

Tuesday, 21st February 2017, 1:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:08 am
Local charities and organisations receive cheques from Dickens of a Draw organiser Lion Mike Nicholson, Lions Club President Chris Offord and members of Morpeth Lions Club.

Almost £3,900 was distributed to 28 local charities and organisations at Morpeth Lions Club meeting recently.

They had all taken part in the Lions’ Dickens of a Draw fund-raiser.

Local charities and organisations receive cheques from Dickens of a Draw organiser Lion Mike Nicholson, Lions Club President Chris Offord and members of Morpeth Lions Club.

Lion President Chris Offord said: “We are very pleased to organise the Dickens of a Draw, which enables local charities and clubs to raise much-needed funds for themselves.

“With the Lions arranging the prizes and the 10,000 books of tickets for those looking to fund-raise during the festive period, it is an excellent opportunity. We, as an organisation, are always looking for opportunities to help local organisations to help themselves.

“I would also like to thank those who kindly donated prizes as without their support it would not be possible for organisations to raise much-needed funds.”

In addition, the club agreed donations totalling £700 to the Special Olympics 2017 event, a Lions’ Indonesian earthquake appeal, the Lions International measles campaign, Samaritans Northumbria, the British Red Cross and Amble RNLI.

Local charities and organisations receive cheques from Dickens of a Draw organiser Lion Mike Nicholson, Lions Club President Chris Offord and members of Morpeth Lions Club.