MacMillan Nurses Donation


Ponteland Lions’ President John Morris recently presented a cheque for £1000 to The MacMillan Nurses’ Support Group.
Based within the Newcastle area, the group raises funds for MacMillan Nurses, to help provide vital care and support for cancer patients.

John paid tribute to the the residents of Ponteland, expressing his thanks for their generosity over the past year. Their support has enabled Ponteland Lions to raise funds not only for the MacMillan Nurses, but also the RNLI, Leonard Cheshire Disability and a number of other local charities and worthy causes, including sponsorship of students embarking on community work abroad as part of their gap year.

Two of the many local charities Ponteland Lions wish to help this coming year are The Bubble Foundation, which funds the work of the Children’s Bone Marrow Unit at the RVI and The Charlie Bear for Cancer Care unit based at the Freeman Hospital.

> John presents the cheque on behalf of Ponteland Lions.Macmillan Nurses donation

RNLI Visit

Members of Ponteland Lions recently visited their local RNLI Lifeboat Station at Cullercoats to present a cheque for £2000 to purchase new, state of the art life jackets for the entire crew.
The new design features improved bouyancy and greater flexibility, with a variety of storage features for vital accessories such as flares,lights,linking strops and a knife.
Volunteer crew members are delighted to have individually issued life jackets, adjusted to their own dimensions which will fit immediately when donned, saving precious moments during the rush to launch the lifeboat.
The donation from Ponteland Lions was funded by the sponsorship raised at their Annual Swimarathon held last November, an event generously supported by many local schools, organisations and small businesses.