Meet the Lions 2014

Morpeth Lions entertain the elderly

The Lions’ annual Christmas Party for senior residents of Morpeth took place again at the Riverside Lodge on Sunday 22nd November.  Around 170 senior citizens attended and were treated to live entertainment, bingo and tea.  The guests were entertained by Dave Pope on the keyboard whilst they assembled and during tea.  Before tea folk singer Anita sang beautifully to an appreciative audience.  Following the tea and bingo, local personality Ernie Coe had everyone in stitches with his tales and jokes based around Scots Gap, the Coquet Valley and local hospitals. The guests were joined by the Mayor, Cllr Nic Best and the Mayor’s Escort Joan Howard.


Lion President, Stuart Lewis, thanked all those for making the afternoon a success.  Those thanked included the entertainers, the Guides for helping serve tea, the Red Cross, The Lions Wives and Partners for providing the food and Liz and Bill Durning of the Riverside for providing the room, crockery and staff to help.  Stuart said “It has been a magnificent effort by all concerned and in particular by event organiser Lion Margaret Trewick and Harry Cone for compering the afternoon.”   The Mayor, Cllr Nic Best, joined Stuart on stage and gave a warm tribute to the Lions and the work they do in the town.  Referring to his audience, Cllr Best said the Council has recently published information on the Treasures kept in the Town Hall but the real treasures of Morpeth were today’s audience.


As the guests left the concert room, there were a lot of grinning faces with Ernie’s jokes still fresh in their minds.


Photograph: Lion President Stuart Lewis pours tea for the guests.

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