Residents dig deep at fireworks event

Morpeth Lions and supporters at the Rugby Club
Morpeth Lions and supporters at the Rugby Club
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HUNDREDS of Morpeth residents enjoyed a spectacular fireworks display on Sunday evening.

The annual event, organised by Morpeth Rugby Club, included a range of colourful bangers, crackers and rockets.

In addition, members of Morpeth Lions Club held a public collection as people were leaving the grounds. A total of £414.38 was raised.

The organisation’s President, Geoff Bushell, said: “The display was a credit to all those involved in organising it and a particular joy to the young children who went home happy and excited.

“We’re grateful to the rugby club for allowing us to carry out the public collection. The money raised will assist with our Christmas activities.

“These include Meet the Lions, which provides tea and entertainment for up to 180 local elderly and disabled people, food parcels for more than 200 needy or lonely individuals and families and 60 parcels of Christmas presents for children who otherwise would receive little or nothing.

“The cost of these activities is more than £4,000 and this collection will greatly assist our efforts. As ever, we are reliant on the generosity of the public and co-operation from numerous friendly contacts.

“The people of Morpeth and the surrounding area have always been supportive. With their help, we hope to provide a happy Christmas for many who could be considered less fortunate.”

Morpeth Rugby Club thanked the police, John Beynon and MDL Fireworks Ltd among others for helping to make sure the event was successful and incident-free.