Local and international causes benefit from funds

Morpeth Rotary President Andrew Hamnett presents a �300 cheque to Alison Dare for the Salvation Army.
Morpeth Rotary President Andrew Hamnett presents a �300 cheque to Alison Dare for the Salvation Army.

Morpeth Rotary Club

Cheques of £300 each were presented to representatives of local charities.

Recipients included Kim Bibby-Wilson of Morpeth Gathering, Harry Robinson of the Parkinson Support Group, Audrey Anderson of Contact Mental Health, Brian Burnie of Daft as a Brush, Alison Dare of the Salvation Army, Rhona Dunn for Barnabas Safe and Sound, and a cheque was sent to Newcastle Street Pastors.

President Andrew Hamnett thanked members for contributing to a huge variety of fund-raising efforts and community engagement. More than £10,000 was raised and distributed, as well as support given to projects run by other clubs.

On international activities, Morpeth Rotary has sent financial support for victims of the Vanuatu storm, Ebola and the earthquake in Nepal. It uses the wider Rotary International network to make sure that help quickly gets to where it is most needed.

Polio is now down to a handful of cases worldwide with a contribution by Rotary and the Gates Foundation of $40million this year.