Portland Academy staff members Chris Dobson (site staff ) and Len Christopher (transport co-ordinator ) have raised £800 for Coping with Cancer North East by participating in the Great North Run. Len, who is nearing his 70th birthday, achieved the remarkable time of 1.48.32, while Chris ran his slowest time to date of 2.00.11 after suffering a niggling calf injury after five miles.
Lingotots – languages for life - sessions in Spanish and French are held in Oak Tree Farm , Doxford International, on Thursdays for babies, toddlers and young children from the age of six months. French classes take place at 9.30am and Spanish at 10.15am. For further details or to register for the sessions visit www.lingotot.com or phone 08456808148.
Every Sunday St Wilfred’s Church meets in Doxford Park Community Centre and everyone is welcome.
The community centre plays host to a number of activities through out the week including: A photographic class, which meets on a Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. Weightwatchers classes are held every Friday from 9am to 11.30am and Slimming World meets Mondays from 9am to 11am and Tuesdays from 3.30pm to 9pm. Line dancing is on every Wednesday from noon to 1.30pm and sequence dancing on Wednesdays from 7.15pm to 8 15pm. For more information on these and other activities, ring Val on 5979227.
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.