Washington - Down Your Way

Rotary Club President Keith Peacock with  Blood Bike representative Nigel Barlow and bike ride organiser Rotarian  Neil McOnie.
Rotary Club President Keith Peacock with Blood Bike representative Nigel Barlow and bike ride organiser Rotarian Neil McOnie.
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Northumbria Blood Bikes, which is run by volunteers, was presented with a cheque by The Rotary Club of Washington. The cash was raised from the club’s annual bike ride. A presentation about the work of the charity was given by volunteer Nigel Barlow.

Pernille Kraftt has started a Slimming World group at Holy Trinity Church, High Usworth. Meetings are held on Mondays at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

Arts Centre Washington is featuring an exciting musical for children aged three plus on Tuesday, October 18, at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Molly’s Marvellous Moustache has an original music score, playful interaction and lots of laughs. It is an adaptation of the original storybook written by Andrea Heaton. On Saturday at 7.30pm time travelling magic duo Morgan and West present a show full of jaw dropping , brain bursting feats of magic at the Arts Centre. On Wednesday, October 19, at 1.30pm you can see Florence Foster Jenkins – the story of a New York Heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite having a terrible singing voice.

At Washington Wetlands you can learn more about two short clawed otters and their cub little Squash at daily feeds which take place at 11.30am and 3 pm. Also daily at 11.45am and 3.15pm you can see the fabulous Chilean flamingos flock and hear how staff and volunteers raised 29 flamingo chicks.

North Biddick Bowls Club held its end of season dinner at Bournmoor Cricket Club last Saturday. The event was attended by 50 members and guests and they enjoyed