For many years Morpeth Rugby Club’s annual Fireworks Display has attracted many hundreds of local residents. What a spectacular event it is; a credit to all involved in organising it and a particular joy to the young children who went home happy and excited.
In addition to the Rugby Club providing this spectacle, Morpeth Lions Club is allowed to hold a public collection as people are leaving the grounds. The money raised assists with our Christmas activities. These include ‘Meet the Lions’ which provides tea and entertainment for up to 120 local elderly and disabled people; providing funds for food parcels for local needy or lonely individuals and families and also parcels of Christmas presents for children who would otherwise receive little or nothing.
The cost of these activities is almost £4000 and this year’s marvellous collection of £614.60 will greatly assist these efforts. As ever the generosity of the public and cooperation from numerous friendly contacts is greatly relied upon. The people of Morpeth and the surrounding area have always been supportive. With their help Morpeth Lions Club hopes to provide a Happy Christmas for many who could be considered less fortunate.