Lions say a thousand thanks

PONTELAND Lions Club has thanked the members of the public who helped it raise more than £1,000 during the month of December.

The first flag day collection at Tesco in Kingston Park brought in £253.04. This has been given to the Children North East charity.

Six days later, Lions members collected on Broadway, Darras Hall, and within Waitrose, Ponteland, raising £568.11. Their final effort at the Ponteland branch of Dobbies Garden World brought in £235.85.

The latter two flag days were for Ponteland Lions’ charity account. Everything collected is donated to good causes without any deductions.