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St Aidan’s Junior Badminton Club will run a session tomorrow from 5pm-8pm to encourage families onto court and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research. There will be Primary friendly activities from 5pm-6pm and everyone is welcome to stay as long as they like. This is a club event and a £1 entry donation secures a ticket to a prize draw. In addition to games and challenges on court for all, there will be hot dogs and cakes for sale, raffle and a clothing stall.

Ashbrooke resident Kathy Wilson was the guest speaker at The Rotary Club of Sunderland’s weekly meeting on Thursday lunchtime at the Rosedene Hotel, Queen Alexandra Road. Kathy spoke about her visit to Kerala in India where she helped to found an orphanage for boys who previously slept rough. Kathy, a social worker with the City of Sunderland, had originally visited Kerala as a tourist and was very impressed with the beauty of the area but came across the boys on her first visit. Nine visits later and Kathy, with the help of her family, friends and colleagues and other volunteers, has built and partially equipped an orphanage. Rotarian Dr. Sam Raman moved the vote of thanks and said his International Committee would discuss financial support for the orphanage at its next meeting.

Northumbria Police hold their next PACT meeting with local residents on Tuesday, December 1 at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, at 6pm.

St Michael’s Ward Residents Association next meets tomorrow, at 6.30pm, Auckland Homes, Hill View Road.

St Michael’s Councillors, Michael Dixon, Margaret Forbes and Peter Wood, hold their next ward surgery on Thursday, December 10 at the Community Centre, Stannington Grove, from 10 to 11am. Thornholme Resident’s Association holds its next meeting on Monday, November 30 at Ashbrooke Sports Club, commencing 6pm.

Yoga for Beginners is held on Thursdays in St Nicolas Church Hall, Queen Alexandra Road, from 10am to 11.30am, with a British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Contact Christine Reed on 07999524707 for details.