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Peterlee Helford United Walking football team. who have won their first international competition.
Peterlee Helford United Walking football team. who have won their first international competition.
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Peterlee Helford United Walking football team celebrated a win at its first international competition early last month and was awarded a team trophy for its success.

The competition held at Goals: Gosforth Park, Newcastle, was organised by Northumberland Football Association and welcomed 24 teams including teams from Holland and Ireland. Peterlee Helford won its group to go on to play in the cup and semi-finals then onto the finals. The team launched its walking football recreational session in September last year and meets at East Durham College every Wednesday from 8pm- 9pm. Walking football has been developed to enable the less mobile player to take part, it is a non-contact version of football played at a slower pace for those aged over 50. To get involved with Peterlee Helford Walking football, contact Tom Cowan on 07782 303058 or like us on Facebook; Peterlee Helford Walking football team.

Our Lady of the Rosary RCVA Primary School gives a huge thank you to the Friends of Our Lady for organising the rock ‘n’ roll bingo night, which enabled them to present the school with a cheque for £800 to go towards the cost of replacing stolen items.

East Durham College’s Level 3 Uniformed Public Services students visited a local mosque as part of its course looking at issues around equality and diversity, and to gain a better understanding of different religions and cultures. They visited Nasir Mosque, the first purpose-built mosque in Hartlepool, located on Brougham Terrace. This was an important visit for the students who are studying a career in the uniformed services such as the army and police.

Peterlee Town Council is holding a free wedding exhibition and open day at Shotton Hall on Sunday from 1pm-4.30pm. There will be companies covering all aspects of weddings with some inspirational ideas.

Getting Care Right for You is a public consultation on urgent care services. By urgent care they mean ‘the range of health services available to people who need urgent advice, diagnosis and treatment quickly and unexpectedly for needs that are not considered life-threatening, who can attend their local drop-in centre. Views on the following services are wanted: Day time urgent care (8am-8pm) and minor injury services. These are currently provided from Easington Healthworks, Seaham Primary Care Centre, Peterlee Urgent Care Centre and Bishop Auckland Urgent Care Centre. There are three options available by retaining two minor injuries units with varying services. The consultations will give the public the chance to ask questions about the service. They will be held at Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Saturdayl from 10am- noon and Peterlee Leisure Centre on Thursday, April 12, from 2pm-4pm.

Our Lady of the Rosary RCVA Primary School boys’ football team won the John Anderson cup.

Leo Devine, from Our Lady of the Rosary RCVA Primary School, took part in the Durham County cross country race and came 18th out of around 100 runners.