Charity will aid refugees

Jerry Nelson from the Red Cross receiving a donation from Lion Ian Brown.
Jerry Nelson from the Red Cross receiving a donation from Lion Ian Brown.

A charitable organisation in the county is taking action on the refugee crisis.

For the past two months Morpeth Lions have been investigating how they can help towards meeting refugees’ needs, particularly those fleeing Syria.

A proportion of the club’s funds is allocated towards national and international causes, and they decided to make a donation of £200 to the British Red Cross in support of their work with refugees and is working with Norwegian Lions Clubs who are looking at projects based in a refugee camp in Lebanon.

Lion President Ian Brown said: “Money is scarce but if we can get other British Lions Clubs involved, as well as those in Norway, we can make a real difference.”