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Safiyyah Mae Touray, a member of West Community Centre Karate Club, Chester Road, has passed her 1st Dan Black Belt.
Safiyyah Mae Touray, a member of West Community Centre Karate Club, Chester Road, has passed her 1st Dan Black Belt.
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Safiyyah Mae Touray, nine, from Fulwell Junior School, recently passed her 1st Dan black belt in the martial art of Shotokan Karate. Safiyyah worked very hard in the lead-up to the grading, making everyone very proud of her achievement. Her brother Habib will be going for his black belt this year and hopefully making it a family affair. Safiyyah trains at many clubs, but mainly at West Community Centre,Chester Road, with Sharon Bulmer. If you are interested in joining West Community Centre Karate Club, ring Sharon on 07413630303

Burn’s Night event will be held at Bede’s Bakehouse, St Peter’s Church, Monkwearmouth, on Monday, January 25, at 7pm. For further information, ring 0191 564 0431.

Seaburn Probus Club meets in Roker Methodist Church, at the junction of Lonsdale Road and Roker Park Road, tomorrow at 10am. New members would be very welcome.

Roker United Reformed Church Fellowship will meet on Tuesday, January 26, at 2pm for A Scottish Afternoon withSheila Mitchinson. All are welcome.

St Andrew’s Operatic Society presents Princess Ida by Gilbert & Sullivan February 9 to 13 at 7.15pm in the Priestman Hall, Talbot Road, Roker. Tickets are £10 (Tuesday £8) from : Alan Spain, 3 Melbury Cour,t Fulwell, tel: 0191 5484621; Smith’s Shoe Services, 17 Sea Road, Fulwell, tel: 0191 5483232; Joan Cook, 6 Nicholas Avenue, Whitburn, tel: 0191 5293439 or the parish office, tel: 0191 5160135, Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm or any member of the society.

Monkwearmouth Drama Group will be holding a read-through for Oliver Twist on February 1 in the Priestman Hall, St Andrew’s Church, Roker, at 7.30pm. If you or anyone you know would be interested, go along. If you have any questions, message members on Facebook or e-mail chairman.mdg@gmail.com. No experience needed only energy and enthusiasm and you do not have to be a member. The performances will be on June 2, 3 and 4. Please note this is a play and not the musical.

Fulwell WI will meet tonight in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, at 7.15pm. Healthy eating is the theme so take along healthy nibbles of your choice. Table-top will be unwanted gifts.

If you are feeling lonely and would like a chat go along to Audrey’s coffee morning held every Wednesday in the Blue Bell from 11am. You can also play a game of bingo. All welcome, phone Audrey on 0191 548 0855 for more details.

An exhibition of Railway photographs taken by the late Ian S Carr on is on display at Monkwearmouth Station Museum.

St Andrew’s Snooker Club would welcomes new members, over 18 yeats. The club is situated at the west end of Priestman hall up two flights of stairs. It is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6.45pm to 10pm, also Wednesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. For further details, ring Peter on 5482437 or Brian on 5292179.

A Fulwell ward surgery will be held 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. Councillor Beck will be there from 10am-11am

neSlimmers classes take place in Chapman Street Community Centre every Wednesday at 6pm. There is no joining fee, pay only as you attend. For more information go on to Facebook @ North East Slimmers.

Balletbefit adult classes are held in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street.on Sundays from 10.30am – 11.30am and Mondays from 7pm-8pm. Work to dance inspired shaping and exercise classes in a hugely enjoyable way. For more information,contact Helen Wilson at Helen.wilson@balletbefit.com

Sunderland Public Libraries offers a home delivery service providing books and audio items to customers who are unable to access a library themselves, either due to age, ill health, disability or long or short term mobility problems. If you know anyone who would benefit from this service, contact your nearest library or if you live in the Sunderland North area ring 0191 5618103

Wearside Photo Imaging is a small camera club of photographic enthusiasts, who meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Fulwell Community Association, Chapman Street, at 7pm. Activities are many and aimed at increasing knowledge in photography and image manipulation. New members are welcome.