When McCarthy & Stone decided to build their latest Retirement Living development in Morpeth, they also decided to give it a name with local connections. Accordingly it is to be named William Turner Court in honour of the famous 16th century physician and botanist who was born in the town.
The company also wished to help a local organisation and decided to support Morpeth Lions Club and particularly its ‘Meet the Lions’ Christmas event for elderly Morpethians. To this end a cheque for £250 was recently presented to the Lions President and Vice President – Chris Offord and Margaret Trewick.
Lion President Chris said ‘We are particularly pleased to accept this generous donation as it will go a long way in helping us with our plans for entertaining local elderly people at ‘Meet the Lions’. Additionally the William Turner connection is appropriate as a team from our Club has planted and maintains the tree and shrubbed banks of the William Turner Garden in Carlisle Park. This was created when we celebrated our 40th anniversary.’
Photo: (Centre) Vice President Margaret Trewick & President Chris Offord receiving a cheque from McCarthy & Stone representatives.