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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).

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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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)

Nearly NEW – Bag A Bargain – Bobby Robson Centre 14th Sept.

September 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Nearly NEW – Bag A Bargain – Bobby Robson Centre, Ushaw Moor, 2.15pm – 4pm, 14th September

Lots of baby and children’s clothes, toys, prams, cots and nursery equipment, all at bargain prices.

Refreshments business stands and much more !!

ill girl holds charity ball to help other children – Sunderland Echo

Child of Courage winner Grace Kemp, of Bay Court, Ushaw Moor, Durham, who is hosting a ball for a children’s charity at the Stadium of Light.

COME rain or shine, Grace Kemp shall go to the ball.

Despite battling her own health problems, the 10-year-old has poured her spare time into organising a fund-raising ball for other poorly children.

SAFC fan Grace, from County Durham, has chosen the Stadium of Light as the venue for her event on Saturday to raise money for the The Indee Rose Trust, which helps children diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumour.

Grace herself has been plagued by tumours.

At just 18 months, her family were devastated to learn that she had a condition called neurofibrematosis, and is susceptible to growing tumours on nerve endings on any part of her body.

Grace was dealt a further blow at the age of two when it was discovered a piece of bone was missing from her left arm, which meant she had to undergo a nine-hour operation to transplant bone from her leg to replace it.

As if that wasn’t enough, a routine eye test at the age of four revealed she had a tumour on both optic nerves.

The youngster embarked on an intense course of chemotherapy, but her vision has been left impaired. Her courage in the face of adversity has earned her a Child of Courage Award in the Echo’s Pride of Wearside Awards in 2011.

Now Grace wants to say thank you to the charity that has helped her.

Grace’s mum Judith, 37, said: “Over the years, The Indee Rose Trust has done so much to help Grace. It even paid for One Direction tickets for her at the Stadium of Light, which she absolutely loved ever second of.

“They help so many other children too.

“We’ve done other fund-raising for the charity in the past, such as a psychic night, a charity night and a leg wax, but this is the first time we have done anything this big. The Stadium of Light has been fantastic.”

Speaking about Grace’s health, the mum-of-two said: “Grace has a benign brain tumour, which is stable and doesn’t require treatment. Mainly, it’s her vision and balance which is affected from past treatment, but she doesn’t let it stop her. She still does judo at school.”

via Ill girl holds charity ball to help other children – Sunderland Echo.

Valerie braves the pain for sponsored walk From The Northern Echo

A GRANDMOTHER hopes to defy her osteoporosis to complete a sponsored walk.

Valerie Grimwood, who was diagnosed with the progressive bone disease last month at the age of 55, plans to walk the five miles from her home in Esh Winning, County Durham, to Ushaw Moor and back in aid of the National Osteoporosis Society.

She said her diagnosis was a shock but she had decided to undertake the sponsored walk to help her to come to terms with it.

Mrs Grimwood, who also suffers from a bent spine and is a full-time carer, plans to do the walk on Saturday, July 12.

To make a donation, visit justgiving.com/valerie-grimwood

via Valerie braves the pain for sponsored walk From The Northern Echo.

Charity Fundraiser – Ushaw Moor Catholic Club – Sat.5th april

Charity Fundraiser - Ushaw Moor Catholic Club Sat 5th April

Charity Fundraiser – Ushaw Moor Catholic Club Sat 5th April

This Saturday at Ushaw moor catholic club!! Please come along and support… running The London marathon in aid of BRAKE charity.. Fabulous raffle prizes and tombola!