Group heads north for its summer trip

Lancaster Park WI

A SUMMER outing replaced the formal meeting for August with an excursion to the Chain Bridge Honey Farm, near Berwick.

It takes its name from the historic union chain bridge 200 yards away which links Scotland with England across the River Tweed.

On the outward journey, a stop was made at the Blue Bell Inn at Crookham where the party enjoyed a pleasant lunch.

Arriving at the Honey Farm, a short talk was given and members then had time to look around and take advantage of the good summer weather, before returning to Morpeth.

Following this outing, the September meeting under the heading DePaul UK was addressed by Kester Young, who advised members that this included Night Stop North East.

The charity DePaul UK was founded in 1989 to respond to young people sleeping rough on the streets of London on the initiative of the late Cardinal Basil Hume.

From its founding roots, DePaul International was formed in 2004 with the aim of tackling homelessness on a global level.

Nightstop North East provides vulnerable young people with a place for the night in the home of a volunteer host.

The young people are fully policed and reference checked.

Each person is provided with their own private room, an evening meal and breakfast the next morning.

They can work with staff and volunteers to apply for longer term housing and address any other issues affecting them.

The next meeting on Thursday, October 3, starts at 7.30pm.

For more information, please contact Carol Wilkinson on 01670 510933.