Archive for February, 2014

Deerness Tumblers Aim for National Selection

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Four Deerness tumblers are heading to national trials this weekend (March 1 & 2) aiming to gain selection for the Great Britain national squad for the Tumbling European Championships.

At the Lilleshall National Sports centre they will compete against the very best tumblers in the country for a coveted place on the national squad to compete in the European Championships from April 7 to 13, 2014 in Portugal.

 Two gymnasts, Rachel Davies (15) from Langley Park and Shanice Davidson (13) from Washington, will try and gain a place on the Junior team. While Steven Gilmore (18) from Jarrow and Georgia Clayton (16) from Spennymoor will try and gain a place on the senior team.

“We wish them all the best of luck in these trials,” said Glen Wharton, head of tumbling, Deerness Gymnastics Academy. “Although they have all represented Great Britain before there is a lot of competition across the country in what is a growing discipline of gymnastics. They will have to perform at their very best using the many hours of hard work they have put in at the club alongside their coaches to achieve their goal.”

Rachel Davies won a silver medal in the British Championships and a silver medal in the World Championships competing for Great Britain in 2013. In 2010 she was World Champion in the 11/12 girls tumbling age group and in 2012 won a team gold medal in the European Championships.

Shanice Davidson won a bronze medal in the British Championships and a silver medal in the World Championships competing for Great Britain, and was recently received the prestigious accolade of BBC North East Junior Acheivement Award for 2013.

Georgia Clayton is the current British Champion and won a gold medal at the Danish World Cup competing for Great Britain in 2013.

Steven Gilmore is the current British Champion and competed in the 17/18 age group in the World Championships for Great Britain in 2013.


Top award for Ushaw Moor Kids Club (From The Northern Echo)

February 21, 2014 Leave a comment

A KIDS’ club has been honoured for its work encouraging children to follow healthy lifestyles.

Ushaw Moor Kids Club received an Outstanding Energy Club Award from Sports Leaders UK.

The national group praised the club’s work in encouraging children to take part in physical activity, recruiting parent volunteers and running cooking workshops.

The club was established in Ushaw Moor, near Durham, a year ago this week.

Chairman John Booth said: “We are delighted to receive this award.

“The parents have a lot of fun and are as daft as the kids. It’s brilliant to see the kids interacting with the adults in a fun way.”

Emily Burns, from Sports Leaders UK, said: “Ushaw Moor Kids Club have had so much parent support which is great to see in a village.”

via Top award for Ushaw Moor Kids Club (From The Northern Echo).

Discounted entry to Beamish for Ushaw Moor Residents

February 13, 2014 Leave a comment

The Northern Echo: Discounted entry to Beamish Discounted entry to Beamish

BEAMISH Museum is offering £5 entry for Ushaw Moor residents between February 15 and 23 and free transport to the outdoor museum on Saturday, February 22. For further details, visit The Hive, on Station Road, Ushaw Moor, between 10am and 4pm between now and Friday (February 14).

via Discounted entry to Beamish (From The Northern Echo).

Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed Urgently for Ushaw Moor – Cinnamon Trust

February 8, 2014 Leave a comment


The Cinnamon Trust Ushaw Moor.

The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care.

We urgently need dog walking volunteers for a resident of Ushaw Moor who is unable to walk their lovely 5 year old cross breed.

What happens if illness, injury or just the fact that we all get older eventually affects our ability to look after our four legged companions?  A large number of elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their ability to care for their pets, feeling that their only option is to re home them, this is where our national network of dedicated volunteers step in to offer support enabling them to stay together.

We’ll walk the dog for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, even clean out the bird cage or litter trays.

We are always seeking new volunteers so even if you can only spare an hour a week we would love to hear from you,

If anyone can help please call during office hours 01736 758707 or via email
Please also check out our website for more details

The Cinnamon Trust is a Registered Charity No: 1134680 The Cinnamon Trust is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: 10 Market Square, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HE. Company Number 07004861