It’s Mother’s day on Sunday 10th March and in a rather unusual way to spend it; 100 ladies from Morpeth including Senior Partner Sharon Smith from Carr & Co Solicitors Morpeth Branch will be taking a Zip Wire Challenge in aid of Oxfam to commemorate 100 years since the death of the Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison.

Emily was killed whilst trying to pin the suffragette’s colours on the King’s horse during the 1913 Derby. She is buried in Morpeth and a church service is held each year in her memory following which flowers are laid on her grave which has a monument engraved with the Suffragette’s slogan “Deeds not Words”

Sharon will be taking the challenge dressed as a Suffragette in the vain hope that the long skirt will hide her knocking knees.

For those who wish to donate to this excellent cause and support Oxfam: text “PETH90 £1 “ to 70070 or log onto

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