Morpeth Lions working to serve the local community
Below, Lions Stuart, Les, Chris and Richard are clearing the ground at Vision Northumberland, Reiver House, in preparation for the gardens being revamped.
Helping premature babies in the North East
Lions donated to Louise of the Tiny Lives charity, based at the RVI Newcastle.. Tiny Lives provides a range of helpful items to assist premature babies and their families in Tyneside and Northumberland. https://www.tinylives.org.uk/
Morpeth Lions support the local environment
Morpeth Lions plant a native oak tree in Carlisle Park to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The tree was sourced by Northumberland County Council. Frances Povey of the Council helped Lions Chris Offord and Les Brindley to plant the oak.
Vice President, Chris Offord, who leads Morpeth Lions Environment Committee said ‘Whilst as Lions our primary concern is helping to meet local needs, we also undertake environmental improvements to bring pleasure to the town’s residents. We are grateful to the County Council for their assistance with our latest project and look forward to watching the oak grow over time.’
Latest support for Christmas parcels for underprivileged children
Morpeth Lions are grateful to Castle Carpets, Coopies Industrial Estate for their donations of toys for our appeal. Thank you also to staff of Robson and Cowan Country Store, Scots Gap, who presented Lion Peter with a cheque for the proceeds of a special coffee morning they held to raise funds towards our children’s activities. We couldn’t do it without all of our supporters.
Christmas parcels for underprivileged children
For over 35 years Morpeth Lions have provided Christmas gifts and parcels containing toys, warm clothes and sweet treats to underprivileged children in the local area.
Last year many children benefitted, and this year we anticipate an even greater need.
We appreciate the support of local organisations and supermarkets in enabling us to do this. Pictured are donations from Dobbies and The Works at Dobbies, received by Lion President Peter.
Lions ‘Message in a Bottle’ scheme supports local Alzheimers sufferers
Lion Harry Cone presents a quantity of bottles, as part of the Lions Message in a Bottle scheme, to Janey D’Arcy, Dementia Advisor, Alzheimer’s Society. These will be distributed to Advisors over Northumberland. On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society Jenny expressed her gratitude to Morpeth Lions for these potential life saving Bottles. See Lions UK Projects on this website for more information.
Morpeth Lions and Rotary members come to the aid of the Morpeth Litter Group in their scheme to tidy up this litter hot spot.
Below are examples of some of the things we are regularly involved with.
Several times a week we transport perfectly good food that might otherwise be thrown away from the Co-op in Loansdean, Morpeth to local foodbanks, including Wansbeck Valley Food Bank, Ashington Life Centre, Stobhill Link and Pegswood Hub, thus supporting the Lions International focus on hunger.
We work to raise funds so that we can respond both to issues that we have identified and to requests for support from those in need. We often fund raise via collections on the street and at local supermarkets.
We maintain some public gardens including the William Turner Garden, the flowerbeds at Morpeth railway station, and the gardens at the Northumberland County Blind Association, so that others can enjoy them.
We help at local events such as Morpeth Christmas Carols in the town centre, and assisting with stewarding at Morpeth Fair Day.