Ann Donkin who has been community partnership coordination for Gentoo tenants in 12 estates, stretching from Ryhope to Humbledon, recently moved to take over the Houghton and Easington areas. Many residents attended a Lakeside resident event to wish Ann all the best in her new post with some residents having memories of Ann as far back as in the late 1980s. The chairman of the association presented Ann, who is a keen golfer, with a gift and a signed card with sincere thanks from all residents. Committee members also thanked Ann for all her help and encouragement throughout the past five years.
Ladies are wanted to attend a new adult colouring class to take place in Middle Herrington Methodist Church either Monday from 1pm-3pm or Friday from 1pm-3pm. Adult colouring is a proven therapy which soothes the mind, helps with mental health issues, confidence and improving social skills. Sessions will cost £2.50 to cover costs of the church hall and refreshments. About 12 ladies are needed to cover costs. Anyone interested, contact Sandra on 0191 528 7107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A craft class, including card making, meets in Middle Herrington Methodist Church in Crow Lane on Thursdays from 10am to noon. Beginners are welcome. On Wednesdays a knit and natter and patchwork group meets from 10am to noon. For more information, ring Mary on 520 0835.
A sugarcraft and cake decorating class takes place in Middle Herrington Methodist Church, Crow Lane, every Tuesday from noon-2pm. Beginners are welcome to this very friendly session. Ring Carolyn on 536 8353.