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Light up Newcastle will not be held in 2019. We wish you a prosperous year of the Pig and look forward to returning in 2020

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.

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 funded sleeper chairs which will allow the seafarers much needed rest while in port. We look forward to supporting this worthwhile charity again in 2020.

The Newcastle City Council and Hunter Development Corporation has supported the event and we hope to receive enough support to stage the event again in 2020

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