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Are you slicker than Shaun or just a slacker? Well find out on Friday. The Zombies have risen and the only thing to do is to head over to the Ivy House and wait for all this to blow over. Only problem is that the delivery van has scattered vital supplies throughout Backhouse Park. Grab your mates, save mum, collect the supplies, and head over to the post-apocalypse party of the season – oh and don’t forget to kill zombie Phillip. Tickets will be on sale Saturday from the Ivy House, Worcester Terrace, between 1pm and 5pm (early bird offer £15 each), or on the Friday for £20 each. Registration starts from 4pm on Friday at the entrance to Barley Mow Park, from Ryhope Road, and the first team enters the park at 5pm. Runners get a certificate, map, and those who find all the supplies plus avoid getting ‘bitten’ individually get a free zombie cocktail at The Ivy House

The latest Open Arms Coffee morning for carers in and around St Michael’s ward will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at St Nicholas Church hall, Queen Alexandra Road, from 10.30am to noon. Carers are invited to go along to meet and relax with other carers and to discuss their experiences. In addition there is a soup lunch for those living alone, who would welcome company and conversation. This takes place on Saturday, November 22, in the same venue from 12.30pm. This is a Sunderland Council East Area funded scheme with St Michael’s Ward Councillor Michael Dixon (0191 5517090) working closely with Stephanie Clark (0191 5226444), from St Nicholas. For further details, contact the numbers provided.

The Shelter Box charity was founded in 2000 in Truro, Cornwall, and promoted by local Rotarians. The first consignment of 143 boxes went to Gujarat in 2001 to help homeless people. The Rotary Club of Sunderland has consistently supported Shelter Box since it began and has paid for many Shelter Boxes to be sent to areas suffering natural disasters and war damage. With an estimated 60million people worldwide affected by homelessness the boxes provide family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and cooking sets, solar lights and tools and equipment to rebuild damaged homes. Homeless children are not forgotten with everything provided to get lessons up and running and toys and games. Following the hurricane in Haiti and the efforts to retake Mosul in Iraq, thousands of people are being made homeless and the Sunderland Club will sponsor more equipment to be provided from Shelter Boxes placed at strategic locations worldwide

St Michael’s Residents’ Association will meet on Wednesday, November 9, at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, at 6.30pm.

St Michael’s ward councillors, Michael Dixon, Robert Oliver and Peter Wood, will hold their next ward surgery on Wednesday, November 16, at St Nicholas Church hall, Queen Alexandra Road, from 10am to 11am

The regular Northumbria Police “PACT” meeting for St Michael’s Ward residents will be next held on Tuesday, November 15 , at 6pm in Auckland Homes, Hill View Road.