The Lions Club of Morpeth mainly serves the needs of the town, but on occasions it spreads its net to other parts of the county.
Recently, Lions Lilian Nelson and Simon Pringle had occasion to visit Blyth to fulfil four promises.
As Simon had worked in Blyth for many years, he has maintained contacts that participate in the club’s annual Dickens of a Draw. Therefore, it gave him much pleasure to deliver cheques to three of the participating organisations.
For the first time, this included The Dales School in Blyth. Deputy headteacher Sally Collins thanked the Lions, saying that the money would help provide extra sensory equipment for the school.
Lilian’s Blyth involvement arose through a meeting with Peter Douglas, who is service manager at Blyth Riverside Resource Centre.
She mentioned how the Lions often provide Message in a Bottle units to individuals and organisations. These bottles are plastic-lidded tubes that contain medical information filled in by the individuals to which they relate.
A sticker can be attached to a front door so that in an emergency, ambulance personnel, for example, know that medical information is contained in the house.
Peter then requested an initial supply for use by the resource centre users and these bottles have now been provided.
If any reader feels that Message in a Bottle might benefit them, call Lilian on 01670 518773. There is no charge involved as the club looks on this as a community service.