Morpeth Lions' grocery prizes attract Fair visitors
The sight of two wheelbarrows laden with groceries at Morpeth Lions Club's Town Fair stall certainly attracted the generous crowds attending the Fair. These were the prizes on offer together with the promise to deliver the wheelbarrow and its contents to the prize winners' homes.
One lady was from Stiffkey in Norfolk and doubted the delivery promise; only to be informed that one of the Lion members would be visiting his sister in Cromer soon and would be delighted to honour the promise. As it happened, deliveries were much more local as the lucky winners came from Morpeth and North Shields.
Good weather for most of the day helped which resulted in £715 being raised. In addition, Alison Starkey and friends provided a facepainting service in the Lions tent that had queues from start to finish.
Money raised was to be split between the Lions and Morpeth Theatre Group, however the Lions decided that the total should all go to these popular entertainers for future production costs.
Lions Les Brindley and Mike Nicholson, who put in an exhausting day, said: "We are grateful to everyone who visited our stall and can assure them that their contributions will be appreciated by the numerous local organisations that we support. Thank you also to Morpeth Chamber of Trade whose hard work organising Fair Day has brought so much benefit and enjoyment to the town."
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