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Local charity supporting prisoners’ families holds Spring Fair to help raise funds

February 16, 2016 Leave a comment

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16 February 2016

 Local charity supporting prisoners’ families holds Spring Fair to help raise funds

A local charity which supports families of prisoners is holding a Spring Fair on Saturday 19 March 2016, from 10am – 12.30pm at the Town Hall, Market Place, Durham City.

The fair will give local people the chance to find out more about Nepacs’ work in the north east and help raise funds to support their work with children and families.

Nepacs is a long standing charity which works across the north east region to help support a positive future for prisoners and their families. Staff and volunteers from Nepacs provide a number of services to support friends and families of prisoners, in seven prison and young offender establishments across the north east and within the community, including prison visitors’ centres, play areas, youth projects, family support work and within the Teesside and Durham courts.

There will be a range of stalls selling:

  • Cakes
  • Plants
  • Books and DVDs.

There will also be a raffle and tombola, giving those that attend a chance to win one of the many prizes that have been donated.

Everyone is welcome. Entrance is £1 and includes tea/coffee, biscuits or a hot cross bun!

All proceeds will go towards Nepacs work in helping families and friends of prisoners in the north east.

For more information about Nepacs please visit our website www.nepacs.co.uk or follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@nepacsinfo).

Peachy’s Cakes – Bakery

January 28, 2016 Leave a comment
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Handmade, home made cupcakes and cakes. Made by Belinda ‘Peachy’ Snow.
Ushaw Moor
Durham
07578 633300
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2015 in review

December 30, 2015 Leave a comment

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Appeal to help little Alana – A FUNDRAISING event to buy an adapted car seat

December 10, 2015 Leave a comment

A FUNDRAISING event to buy an adapted car seat and pushchair for a sick youngster will be held this weekend (Sunday, December 13).

Alana Beth Dixon, who celebrates her first birthday tomorrow (Thursday, December 10), has a string of medical problems, which means her development has been delayed and she must be fed through a syringe.

Her mother, Claire Dixon, of Ushaw Moor, near Durham City, had a normal pregnancy but at birth it was noticed Alana Beth had a protruding tongue.

The new-born became severely jaundiced and medics finally diagnosed a hole in her heart.

Source: Appeal to help little Alana

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European bronze joy for gymnasts

October 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Two gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy have become the club’s first female acrobats to win a senior all-round competition medal on the international stage.

Abbi Greaves, 15, from Ushaw Moor and Chelsea Fisher, 19, competed in the Women’s Pair at the 2015 Senior European Championships and won bronze in the all-around competition, behind Belarus (silver) and Russia (gold).

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/community/european-bronze-joy-for-gymnasts-1-7514246

Gymnasts bidding for Euro glory – Sunderland Echo

September 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Six gymnasts from a Durham club are representing Britain in the Acrobatic European Championships in Germany.

The gymnasts are from Deerness Gymnastics Academy in Ushaw Moor.

Nathan Brady, Ryan Dury, Michael Gill and Finn Gavin will compete in the 12-18 Men’s Group. Although gold medallists in the world championships last year, this is a new line-up, with Ryan joining the team for his first international competition. The four are the current British champions.

Chelsea Fisher and Abbi Greaves will compete in the Senior Women’s Pair for the first time in an international competition after moving up from the age group category following their gold medal success at the World Championships in 2014. They are also current British champions.

Source: Gymnasts bidding for Euro glory – Sunderland Echo

New chapter for village school, as builder supports outdoor reading area (From The Northern Echo)

September 25, 2015 Leave a comment
Lisa Merritt, a Taylor Wimpey sales executive, presents £500 to Silver Tree Primary School, with deputy head teacher Tammy Allen, chair of governors Jimmy Jamieson, vice chair Pauline Gates, parent governor Fay Richardson and pupils

Lisa Merritt, a Taylor Wimpey sales executive, presents £500 to Silver Tree Primary School, with deputy head teacher Tammy Allen, chair of governors Jimmy Jamieson, vice chair Pauline Gates, parent governor Fay Richardson and pupils

A SCHOOL is to get a new outdoor reading area thanks to a housebuilder.

Silver Tree Primary School, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham will use a £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey to pay for seats and landscaping for the Silver Trees quiet reading space.

Head teacher John Trueman said: “We currently don’t have an area outside for our pupils to relax or read books and we hope our Silver Trees project will offer a different setting during lunch and play times at the school.

“Taylor Wimpey’s donation has helped massively with the project and all of the students and staff at Silver Tree are extremely grateful for the support.”

The area will feature sculptures previously installed in the centre of the village.

Taylor Wimpey has been building a 167-home new estate, Middlewood Moor, in Ushaw Moor, north of Ladysmith Terrace. It has also supported Durham Federation FC.

Karl Morton, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North East, said: “Our Middlewood Moor development is located in the heart of Ushaw Moor, so we’re aware of the vital role the school plays in the local community.

“We’re absolutely delighted to help Silver Tree install this creative space for their pupils and hope everybody enjoys using it.”

A SCHOOL is to get a new outdoor reading area thanks to a housebuilder.

Source: New chapter for village school, as builder supports outdoor reading area (From The Northern Echo)