Monday 9 February 2015 saw the official launch of "Light Up Newcastle Lantern Walk", and it was held at the Newcastle Maritime Centre in Honeysuckle. 
The launch of this auspicious event, which will be taking place on Saturday 21 February, was attended by several of the major sponsors and was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Nuatali Nelmes.
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District Governor Gerard McMillan and his partner Yvonne Palmer were represented by Immediate Past District Governor Brian Atkins and his wife Madeleine; and Assistant Governors Howard Bridgman and Denis Hyland represented 10 of the 16 Rotary clubs who are contributing to the event.
Pictured above are: Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes; Event Co-ordinator Maree Gleeson from Rotary Club of Newcastle; Committee Member Robbie Johnson; Event Sponsor and President of Rotary Club of Newcastle, Graham Clark; and Reverend Garry Dodd from the Mission to Seafarers.