Easington - Down Your Way

Paul Smith, a former Easington man, ran in aid of the British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Paul Smith, a former Easington man, ran in aid of the British Legion Poppy Appeal.
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Saint Mary’s Christmas fair will be held on Saturday from 11am-1pm in the church hall. Lunches will be served and a wide variety of stalls with home produce and cakes, bric-a-brac and much more will be available. Please lend your support to this fund raising event.

Former Easington man Paul Smith took to the roads again on Remembrance Sunday and completed another crazy fundraising run with proceeds going to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Dressed in his Dad’s old Royal Artillery uniform, wearing his son’s air cadet parade shoes and carrying a huge poppy he ran from Seaham’s Tommy statue to Durham Market Place finishing at DLI soldier statue a distance of 15 miles in difficult wet and windy conditions. Far from easy but it was far from easy for those men and women who have served their country in both world wars and recent conflict. He also ran Durham Park Run the day before and intend to run 11.11miles on Wednesday 11/11/2015 dressed in same attire. Paul started running seriously on New Year’s Day 2007 and hasn’t missed a day since.

Calling all those who like singing and a little bit of acting. Saint Mary’s Church is hoping to put on a nativity with a difference this year at its Christmas Eve 6pm service and needs a team of people willing to be part of the choir and or drama team. There will be three rehearsals (December 6, 13 and 20 at 5pm, St Mary’s). If you’re interested send a message on Facebook or contact the Rev Emma on 01915273616.

There is still space for a few more stalls at the Christmas fair on December 20 at the Welfare Hall. Tables available are 8ft x 2ft. If anyone is interested in displaying or selling their wares, ‘inbox’ the Heritage Group page on Facebook.

Verve Flowers from Plants ’R’ Ross will be holding a wreath workshop on Saturday. Get in touch if you’d like to book a place, tel: 5118972.

Easington Colliery Band Centenary Concert will be held on Saturday at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church. Tickets are £5.

The Monday Club will be holding a faith supper for its Christmas party on December 7 at 7pm.