Fun event attendees will help refugees

Morpeth Methodist Church Hall will host a coffee morning with a twist on Saturday.

There will be face-painting and a cake stall at the event that is being held in aid of refugees from war-torn countries.

Children are being encouraged to wear fancy dress and there will be a Halloween corner with some fun activities.

Raffle prizes include a £30 voucher for JoJo Maman Bébé in Sanderson Arcade, £20 off the price of a meal at the Bertram’s cafe in Warkworth and an England Cricket training top donated by Mark Wood.

The twist part of the event is that those who go along will get a free cup of tea or coffee in exchange for an toiletry item. These items will go to a refugee centre in Newcastle.

The coffee morning will run from 10am to noon and it is £1 entry per person. All of the money raised on the day will be split between Save the Children and MOAS (the Migrant Offshore Aid Station).

Event organiser Sophie Hodgson said: “I have no political or religious agenda, but as a mother of two small children I feel it is only right to try and do something to help these children and their parents.”