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Emily Cartledge.
Emily Cartledge.
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During October half term, SWAK (Sandhill Ward Action for Kids) will be running a programme for five to 15-year-olds, as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Grindon Church Community Project, Galway Road, gardening, litter-picking, Halloween-themed activities, from 10am to 2pm. A healthy lunch will be served. Further information from Ray Knox, Grindon Young People’s Centre, on 0771 245 5074 or email

Dance Bunnies is a dance, movement, fun to music session held at Grindon Church Community Project on Saturdays from 2pm to 3pm for pre-school age children. From November 5, the class will run on Saturdays with separate sessions for different age groups – pre-school 10am to 11am, infant school 11am to noon.

The Bushido Ju-Jitsu Academy, which meets in Grindon Church Community Project, Galway Road, welcomed four new members last week. More members aged from six will be welcome on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm.

At the recent Durham Association of Boys and Girls Clubs annual general meeting two volunteers from Grindon Young People’s Centre were recognised for their service, Betty Knox for 40 years and Lynne Goodey for 20 years voluntary service. Well done to you both.

Emily Cartledge, pictured, has done an amazing karate double grading in one go. She trains at Grindon Community Centre, Cortina Avenue every Tuesday from 5.30pm to 7pm. Anyone wishing to join pop along, or ring 07842436675