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Congratulations to Darren Stuart, owner of Tribeca Hair Salon in East Boldon. Darren was given the honour of being invited to the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in May in recognition of his work as a co-founder and Trustee of the Mynewhair charity, which is the pioneering charity founded and inspired by Trevor Sorbie. This charity helps to support people suffering from medical hair loss. Through a network of independent salons and professionals they provide a wig styling service and hair care for people suffering from cancer and medical hair loss. Darren is a lead educator in a training programme which presents seminars for hair professionals and following completion, these professionals become part of a specialist salon network – Salons that Care.

Recently a new initiative has been launched in conjunction with lead cancer centres enabling patients to access the service of trained hairdressers in the network. There has been an overall increase in client referrals since the partnership with Cancer Care and Darren himself helps around 20 Mynewhair clients a week at his salon in East Boldon. In 2009 he was honoured by the Fellowship of British Hairdressing for driving this charity forward to what it has become today with focus on taking the service and training worldwide with the support of leading haircare manufacturers.

Durham Miners’ Gala Day takes place on Saturday July 9, and the local Boldon Miners and Community Banner Group will again present and march with the Boldon Banner through the streets of Durham. If you would like to be part of that event a coach will leave Boldon Community Association Centre on New Road, Boldon Colliery, at 8am and will return at 4.30pm to 5pm. Contact any member for a place on the bus.

Lots happening over the weekend of July 6 and 7 at Bowes Railway Museum on Springwell Road, Gateshead. For more information contact 0191 416 1847.

Local Folk band Seganainm will play at the Alberta Social Club, near Jarrow Metre Station, for the Friends of the Irish night at 8pm. On Thursday, June 30, and at Leazes Park in Newcastle on Friday, July 1, from noon to 2pm.

The July Jarrow and Boldon CAF meeting will be held in the Boldon Community Association Centre on New Road, Boldon Colliery in The Robert’s Room at 5.p.m. on Thursday 7th.

Would members and guests of the Boldons History Group, please meet in the function room of The Grey Horse on Front Street in East Boldon at 7pm for the monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 28. Walter Carr will give a talk and presentation on Old South Shields.

There will be a quiz night on Friday, July 15, starting at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm) in West Boldon Lodge environmental centre, situated on the outskirts of West Boldon on A184 near Testos roundabout before joining A19. Teams of up to eight people can enter at a cost of £2 per person. There will be a limited range of hot and cold drinks available but you are encouraged to bring your own refreshments including alcohol and snacks if you wish. The aim of this year’s fundraising is to improve the woodland around the Lodge by planting new trees, buying equipment to better maintain the woodland and paying for much needed tree surgery in the maturing woodland and enable more children and adults better understand the importance of trees and the environment. Please register beforehand by contacting Nicola on 0191 428 1144 or email westboldonlodge@groundwork.org.uk.