Fulwell, Roker and Seaburn - Down Your Way

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Sunderland Music for All Chorus will be in concert, Songs for Autumn, at All Saints ‘Church, Fulwell Road, on Thursday at 7pm. It will include popular musicals, songs by local composer the late Eric Boswell, spirituals and opera. Guest artists will be Stuart Cameron (baritone) and his accompanist Paul Malcolm. Chorus will be under the direction of Gordon Trewhitt and accompanist Janette Waugh.Admission is £5.

Seaburn Dene New Church was pleased to host a coffee morning on August 29 for a group of eight young people from Sunderland who have been taking part in citizenship training this summer. Sponsored by the Government’s National Citizen Service scheme, the training involved a two-week residential course, followed by a series of events organised by the group and their two adult leaders. The coffee morning was in aid of the charity Beat (Beat Eating Disorders)and raised £96. Other events included bag packing at Tesco, a car boot sale at Seaham and volunteering at local fundraising events.

Fulwell WI will meet on Tuesday, September 15, in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, at 7.15pm. Speaker will be Audrey Huggins entitled My life of Animal Rescue.

Saint Peter’s ward surgery will be held at Roker United Reformed Church, Sidecliff Road on Saturday with Councillor Julia Jackson in attendance.

Sunderland Community Lecture tomorrow at the University of Sunderland in the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s will be by Dr Robert McManners on Shafts of Light. This free lecture starts at 2.30pm, registration at 2pm in the Prospect Building. There is (pay) parking in the grounds of the campus.

Sunderland Philatelic Society will meet in the hall of Roker Methodist Church, on the corner of Roker Park Road and Lonsdale Road, tomorrow at 7pm. Sell your surplus stock and or buy new material. For information call Fred Greener on 3852196.

All Saints’ Mothers’ Union will meet on Monday for a prayer service at 2pm. All ladies are welcome.

A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving to remember loved ones will take place in All Saints’ Church tomorrow at 1pm. It will be followed by light refreshments in the vestry meeting room with an opportunity to talk or sit quietly in church.

Saint Peter’s Church, Monkwearmouth, presents the 15th Annual Wearmouth Lecture, The Contribution of Bede to the Cult of Cuthbert. Speaker will be the Rev John McManners on Saturday from 11am to noon (to include time for any questions) at St Peter’s Church. Holy Eucharist will be at 10am followed by coffee. Admission free. All are welcome.

Line dancing for beginners takes place on Fridays from 1pm- 2pm at Redby Community Centre, term-time only. All are welcome.

Redby Community Centre Parent and Toddler Group meets every Monday from 1pm-2.30pm. Sessions cost £1.

Vane Tempest Theatre Group presents Family Matters, a night of music on the subject of Family and Friendship, in Fulwell Methodist Church on Saturday at 7.15pm. Tickets are £5 available from Smiths’ Shoe Services, 17 Sea Road, or from Colin Short on 0191 5487824.

Wearside Field Club will meet tonight at 7.30pm in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street. Speaker will be John McManners with a talk on Northern Saints. Bookings will be taken at this meeting for the October walk on the Northumberland Coast, led by Stuart Miller.The next walk is at Richmond, led by Ann andAllan Steel.

Balletbefit adult classes take place in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street (off Sea Road) on Sundays from 10.30am-11.30am and Mondays from 7m-8pm. Work to dance inspired shaping and exercise classes in a hugely enjoyable way to improve strength, grace and poise. Helen Wilson is a Balletbefit Certified instructor. Contact her at Helen.wilson@balletbefit.com

neSlimmers meet in Chapman Street Community Centre (off Sea Road) every Wednesday at 6pm. No joining fee. Find the sessions on Facebook at North East Slimmers.

Fulwell ward surgery will take place in Fulwell Library, Dene Lane, on Saturday from 10.30am-11.30am when one of the ward councillors, Howe or Francis will be in attendance.

Every year Seaburn Rotary sponsors a local youngster to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp. This year the candidate was 16-year-old Sarah King, a member of 607 Squadron ATC based at Seaburn. At the last club meeting, Sarah confidently talked to the club about the RYLA Camp she had attended in August at Haydon Bridge. Sarah explained the challenges faced by a group of youngsters who were complete strangers at the start of the course. She told how they had climbed, abseiled, caved, trekked and slept out overnight. Although all the youngsters were doubtful on the first day as to what they would face, by the end of the week they had tackled the challenges and become great friends. Sarah said she was in tears at the end as she didn’t want to leave. Sarah starts an apprenticeship in robotics at Caterpillar, Peterlee, in September and she believes that being chosen to attend the RYLA Camp helped in her application for the apprenticeship.