A Nouveau Noel hopes to spread Christmas cheer to more than 150 elderly residents spending Christmas in care.
The project aims to engage young people aged eigh to 16 from across East Durham to help them develop their dance, singing and performance skills over a five-week period. The project will only be funded if at least £1,500 is pledged before November 5. The young people will work with a professional community-based choreographer to develop a one-hour performance containing classic Christmas songs that will enable the elderly residents to remember the old days and enjoy a performance designed specifically with them in mind. With your support the young people will take the performance on tour to five local care homes across East Durham and Hartlepool alongside a light and sound technician. The performance will encourage residents to dance and sing along with a fun, interactive experience. Any surplus funds will be spent on showcasing to more care homes this December. The web site is www.crowdfunder.co.uk/nouveau-noel-1 or on Facebook Nouveau Dance and Fitness.
A Knit and Natter group is held in Easington Colliery Methodist Church each Friday from 1pm to 3pm. Share your talents with friends, help make gifts for the craft stall in aid of the church and much more. As well as crafts the ladies enjoy trips out and speakers.
Hawthorn Parish Council Sunflower Competition winners were: 1. Leonie and Derek Reed, West Lane height 292cm; 2. Terry Kinnitt, Belmont Avenue, 277; 3. Leslie Bradbrook, West Lane, 227; 4. Jenny Newley, Laburnham House, 222 and 5. Jill Patterson, The Old Rectory, 193. Thanks to all who took part and to the judges, and congratulations in particular to the top three, who won vouchers, which were presented at the parish council meeting in September.
Has Stoptober encouraged you to think about quitting smoking? From Monday a new weekly stop smoking service will start at Healthworks from 9.30am to 11.30am. Ring the free Stop Smoking number 0800 011 3405 for an appointment.
There will be a harvest supper at Easington Colliery Methodist Church on Fridayr with the fabulous R n R entertaining. Tickets are £4 from Sandra on 586 6308.
The Garage will be starting street dance classes for five to 12-year-olds at 50p in Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre tomorrow from 5pm to 6pm. Ring 0770 3601081 to reserve a spot.
Saint Mary’s Church Mothers’ Union will meet on Monday at 2pm. The speaker will be Diane Thubron.
An In the Round Halloween Spooktacular with Central Park will be held in Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Saturday, October 31. Doors open at 7pm. This event is now sold out.
Saint Mary’s Church will be open from10am to 11am for quiet prayer for the refugee situation. This will be followed by a prayer walk at 11am to the Church of the Ascension for a short prayer service and refreshments.