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Light up Newcastle 2018.

Don’t miss the 2018 Light up Newcastle Lantern Walk

Help our local Rotary Clubs raise money for the Mission to Seafarers

The Newcastle Rotary Clubs invite you to join in a special event to celebrate Chinese New Year and Light up Newcastle with red lanterns.

We invite you to take part in the Lantern Walk during Chinese New Year on the evening of Saturday 24th  February 2018.

The Lantern Walk had its origin in the 2015 Rotary International theme of “Light up Rotary”.

Rotary Clubs undertake activities to support their local community and the recipient of funds raised from the sale of lanterns at this year’s Light up Newcastle Lantern Walk will benefit the Newcastle Mission to Seafarers

The Mission assists sailors visiting the Port of Newcastle with a ‘home away from home’ at the Seafarers Centre at Wickham. Currently over 40,000 seafarers visit the Port of Newcastle and over 13,000 use the services offered by the Mission each year, with transport to the Centre, shopping, banking, healthcare and social and spiritual support. The 2016 lantern walk raised money for a new upgrade to the kitchen at the Seafarers Centre. The 2018 event will fund sleeper chairs which will allow the seafarers much needed rest while in port.

The Newcastle City Council and Hunter Development Corporation has supported the event and it will be part of the summer tourism campaign

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