Easington - Down Your Way

Members of the awarding-winning folk band.
Members of the awarding-winning folk band.
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An exciting new free service has been launched across County Durham.

The Wellbeing for Life service aims to work in targeted communities and takes an innovative approach to people’s wellbeing. It will go beyond looking at single issues and the focus on illness, and instead aims to take a whole-person and community approach to improving health and wellbeing. The service can support people with: Healthy eating, weight management, weight loss, stopping smoking, increasing physical activity levels, practical cooking and adult learning. Find out how to volunteer and help others and how to get involved in the community. The service works with the public on a one to one basis or in groups through a combination of staff and volunteers. The hubs are based in three main areas; North Durham, The Greenhouse (Annfield Plain) South West Durham: Pioneering Care Centre (Newton Aycliffe) East Durham: Healthworks (Easington). As part of the approach, Wellbeing For Life will have significant outreach across County Durham and is already operational within Shildon, mid-Durham and South Moor/Quaking Houses through specific projects that are working around an area of need in order to improve the overall levels of wellbeing. For more information, ring free on 0800 8766887.

Healthworks is raising awareness and supporting you to stop smoking as part of Stoptober, which is running this month. Pop in and see what is available to help you quit.

The Church of the Ascension is to hold a Harvest Music Festival on Friday at 7pm, with local lass Nikki Foster, who is a beautiful singer, and its very own Big Children’s Choir, with children from our local primary schools. Tickets are £2 adults and 50p children, doors open at 6.15pm for refreshments. There will be a tombola and raffle.

Multi-BBC Folk Award-winners Jackie Oates, Boff Whalley, Ed Pickford, Kate Young and Findlay Napier will be performing in Sea: Coal, a concert at Hartlepool Folk Festival on Saturday at St Hilda’s Church on the Headland. Tickets are £12. This song writing project and concert celebrates the beautiful new coastal footpath from Hartlepool to Seaham, and the powerful communities it links in partnership with Durham Heritage Coast. They were introduced to the amazing landscape, communities and stories of the Durham coastline and learnt about the area’s industrial history, mining family heritage and many stories of the local community and the Miners’ Strike of 1984/85.

Easington C of E Primary School is holding a sponsored Zumbathon in aid of school funds tomorrow.

The Hocus Pocus Kids Halloween Party at the Barn in Easington, organised by Easington Colliery Heritage Group, is a sell-out.

Easington Colliery Methodist Church Harvest Celebration will be held on Friday, October 23, at 7.30pm. There will be broth and stotty with entertainment by R & R, keyboard and singer, tickets £4.