Herringtons, Farringdon and Lakeside - Down Your Way

Members of Herrington WI presenting a cheque to Aaron and Clare from  The Friends of Columbia Grange Autistic Outreach Team.
Members of Herrington WI presenting a cheque to Aaron and Clare from The Friends of Columbia Grange Autistic Outreach Team.
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The members of Herrington WI were delighted to welcome Aaron and Clare, from The Friends of Columbia Grange Autistic Outreach Team, to their meeting on Tuesday,September 6. The reason for the invite was the presentation of a cheque for £650, the proceeds of their annual WI coffee morning in August. Aaron read a poem he had written as a special thank you to the ladies and said that this wonderful amount would certainly help in their fundraising for facilities to house and run a Club Hut for the many children who are diagnosed with this illness in the wider Sunderland Area.

St Chad’s Church will be holding a Macmillan Coffee morning in the church hall on Friday from 10am. All are welcome to enjoy coffee and cake.

Elsie and Ken Gooch, who have been celebrating their diamond wedding.

Elsie and Ken Gooch, who have been celebrating their diamond wedding.

Ken and Elsie Gooch, residents of Lakeside Village, celebrated their 60th anniversary recently and were visited by members of the residents’ association who presented them with a card and gift. Ken and Elsie’s family held a special party, which included a barbecue for this popular local couple.

Residents at Oakfield Court, East Herrington, will be holding their Macmillan coffee morning on Friday. They take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning every year and this year they are hoping to raise £1,000 for the charity. To help pull in the cash they will be holding raffles, cake stalls, fun and games, tombola and lots more. Councillor Gillian Galbraith will be going along to do the lucky draws. All are welcome to go along to help make this a grand event.

The 2nd Herrington Scout Group will be holding its next jumble sale on Friday, October 14, at 7pm and members are appealing for any unwanted, saleable items. They can sell almost anything including small items of furniture, DVDs, bric-a-bac, tools, clean clothing, undamaged footware, books and bags, toys and games. Scout HQ in Crow Lane(behind the Board Inn) is open on , Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 7pm and 8pm if you have time to drop off any items or if you call 4162036 you can arrange collection. Collections can only be arranged in the Herrington area.