Doxford Park - Down Your Way

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Haddington Vale was officially opened by Sunderland Mayor Barry Curran last week. Residents were treated to an afternoon tea and Mr Curran presented Raymond Bell with a small gift in recogition of being the first resident to move in from Croftside House. One hundred-year-old Mrs Ironside was also thrilled to receive a gift from the mayor. Although residents have fond memories of Croftside they are delighted with the new facilities.

Sunderland South Forum will meet tomorrow in the Jubilee Centre, Allendale Road, Farringdon, at 1pm (12.30pm light buffet). The speaker will be Mike Lowthian, Age UK Sunderland. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Lorna on 5228447.

The next meeting of the Church View Patient Group will take place at Church View Medical Centre at 5.30pm on Wednesday, October 28. A practice update will be given by the practice manager, Henny Carmichael. It will be followed by the AGM.Tea and coffee will be served at the beginning.

A Christmas market will be held in the Ivy Suite at Wearside Health and Racquet Club, Doxford International Business Park, on Tuesday, November 3, from 6pm to 9pm. There will be more than 25 stalls with lots of gift ideas for Christmas. Entry is free. The event is being in support of Herrington Flower Club.

Sacred Dragon Martial Arts Tae-Kwon-Do and kickboxing classes are held in Doxford Park Community Centre every Sunday from 4pm to 5.30pm for those aged five and over. There is also a class on Wednesdays for those aged 13 and over from 6pm and 7pm. For further details contact Gordon on 07828230669.

Slimming World meets in Doxford Park Community Centre on a Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Doxford Park Stay Healthy Group’s B Active N B Fit class with Diane is held every Thursday at 1pm in Doxford Park Community Centre Hall. Sessions cost £3 and include Zumba Gold, circuits, dance and movement.

The Box Youth project is running a free silvers surfers club (over-50s) every Friday between 10 and noon. There are 10 computers and a tutor is available to help on how to access the internet, emails, social media. You can learn at your own pace with people of your own age in an informal environment. There’s also free tea, coffee and biscuits.