THE annual NSPCC Soup and Pud Luncheon, organised by the Morpeth Committee, took place in a different venue this year.
The decision to hold it in Stannington Village Hall proved to be very popular with those in attendance and almost £1,500 was raised. This will be spent locally to support the work of the charity in its efforts to help abused children and their families.
Home-made vegetable soup with bread from Gebhards in Morpeth was followed by a succession of delicious home-made sweets, with seconds all round for the supporters of this event.
Wendy Bates, Head Of Region for the North East and Cumbria, spoke about the effect the Jimmy Savile case has had on the NSPCC and how a growing number of young people are being helped.
She added that every call made to the society’s helpline is answered by trained volunteers and assistance and advice is offered on all occasions.
Sandra Dickinson, Chairman of the Morpeth Committee, supervised the raffle draw, the lucky ticket prize, the diary draw and the cyclamen table raffle.