Sunderland children warm up for Hallowe’en

Friends, Callum Laybourne and Brandon Carr joining in the celebrations at the Farringdon Jubilee centre's 10th anniversary.
Friends, Callum Laybourne and Brandon Carr joining in the celebrations at the Farringdon Jubilee centre's 10th anniversary.
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CHILDREN had a spook-tastic time as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of Farringdon Jubilee Centre.

The party gave young revellers the chance to indulge in some Hallowe’en treats and help the celebrations go off with a ghoulish bang.

4 year old Lewis Wright helping to celebrate at the Farringdon Jubilee centre's 10th anniversary.

4 year old Lewis Wright helping to celebrate at the Farringdon Jubilee centre's 10th anniversary.

Sunderland Mayor and Mayoress – councillors Iain Kay and Barbara McClennan – went to the bash, which included face-painting and balloons for the kiddies and gave them the chance to dress up.

Jemma Amer, general manager of the centre on Allendale Road, said: “The Mayor was involved in the bid to open the centre and getting the funding for it, coincidentally, which was nice.”

As well as the high-profile visitors, other guests included those who have helped out at the centre over the years.

Jemma, 35, from Grindon, added: “The list is enormous of people who have been involved.

Children at the Farringdon Julbilee centre celebrating the centre's 10 year anniversary.

Children at the Farringdon Julbilee centre celebrating the centre's 10 year anniversary.

“Farringdon Residents’ Association, who wanted to make the community better bidded for the centre, as we had never had one before.

“They have been heavily involved and before we had any paid staff, they used to work the reception.

“Over the years we have had a lot of people who have supported the volunteer centre.”

Farringdon Jubilee Centre provides a range of services for people in the Sunderland South area. To get involved contact 522 8447 or visit www.jubileecentre.net.