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The IM Church, Silksworth is holding it’s monthly coffee morning this Saturday from 10am. All are welcome. Many weekly activities take place in the church, including: Monday 10am New You Group, 2pm Sisterhood, 7.15pm Christian Endeavour; Tuesday 3.30pm Stay’n’Play@Church; Sunday service 10.30am including fun club for the children, plus many more. For more information, contact Alan Bickle on 5238 138.

At the February meeting of Tunstall WI, a pie and peas supper and fun bingo was enjoyed by all. The newsletter was read with lots of information on future outings and interesting meetings. Thanks was expressed to the 13 members who took part in the sponsored welly plodge at Seaburn also to the members of Cleadon WI who provided lunch afterwards. The next meeting will be held this Thursday at 7pm in North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth. Fred Raffle will be the speaker.

Are there any young aspiring runners out there who would like to raise money for St Benedict’s Hospice, Ryhope? There are places available for the Junior Great North Run, which will be held on Saturday, September 10, as part of the Great North Run weekend. There is no entry fee but you are asked to raise as much as you can in sponsorship. If interested, call 0191 512 8436 or email fundraising@stbenedicts.co.uk

A knitting Group meets on the second Saturday of every month in North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, from 10am. If you enjoy knitting, crochet and friendship you are welcome to go along and make hats, scarves etc for children’s charities. The next meeting is this Saturday.

Thanks to the generous support from the Community Foundation and The Sir Tom Cowie Fund, young people from the Blue Watch Youth Centre, with special needs and disabilities, have been developing independent living skills and abilities to self-care through engaging in daytime and overnight residential experiences. The project has been a great success with over 30 young people enjoying a range of experiences and developing new skills including shopping, house-keeping, cooking and independent travel. Anyone who requires information on this programme, contact Joanne on 5214 060.

Sunderland Children’s Centres offer a range of FREE activities and services across the city, for parents-to-be, children aged birth to five years and their families. For information about the Ryhope Area ring 0191 553 7684, Silksworth Area ring 0191 553 4127, or visit www.sunderlandchildrencentres.co.uk