Casino night success for cancer care

Casino night for Morpeth Lions Club.
Casino night for Morpeth Lions Club.

Monte Carlo came to Morpeth as a host of guests took part in a charity casino night.

Morpeth Lions Club welcomed 80 people at Riverside Lodge in the town, where they raised £1,000 for the Daft as a Brush cancer patient care charity.

As well as getting ‘funny money’ to gamble with, the £15 entry charge included a free draw, supper and cabaret featuring local singer ‘Along came Lola’, and the evening finished with a Blind Auction.

Morpeth Lions president Stuart Lewis said: “Following last year’s success and a presentation by Brian Burnie, it was decided that Daft as a Brush was an ideal recipient for funds raised this year.

“The club is indebted to Riverside Lodge for agreeing to host the event and to Sunderland Lions Club who provided their expertise and equipment.

“In addition, our thanks go to the many local businesses who provided raffle and blind auction prizes.

“Our aim to provide a fun evening must have worked as our guests asked for it to become an annual event.

“Very importantly, we raised a wonderful sum of money for this very worthwhile charity.”