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The funeral of Matthew (Matty) Eilbeck took place on Wednesday, November 4, at Seaham Methodist Church. Matty was a stalwart member of the Royal British Legion, raising funds, with the aid of Elizabeth, his wife, for the Poppy Appeal for many years. He was well known, working at Snowden and Bailes and then more than 30 years for the Ambulance Service, and also for helping many charities in Seaham. Matty will be sorely missed.

Tonight at 7pm, Mr H O’Dell will preside at the evening service at Seaham Spiritualist Church. Entrance £3.

Services for the second Sunday before Advent will be held at Christ Church on November 15 with Holy Communion at 10am and evening prayer at 6pm. Every Wednesday at 10am Holy Communion is celebrated.

Christ Church, New Seaham will host its Christmas fair in the Church hall on Saturday, November 21, from 1.30pm. Santa will be there to chat to children and any adults who have been good this past year. Various stalls, full of goodies, will be available, including knitted goods, Margaret’s marmalade, Matt’s ginger wine, cakes, tombola and sweet raffle, etc. Refreshments will be served in the church.

Every Wednesday, between 5.45pm and 6.30pm Clubbercise is held in the Park Suite in Seaham Town Hall.

From 10.30am on Saturday, the festive cake bake stall will be held in Seaham Methodist Church. Entry is £1, which includes a cup to tea or coffee. All funds help support the church and its activities.

Vane Tempest Theatre Group’s next production will be the pantomime, Babes In The Wood. It will be staged from Monday, November 23, to Thursday, November 26, at 7.15pm in Fulwell Methodist Church. To book tickets, contact Susanne on 5130061 or mobile 07463 107310.

Cedar Court Care Home will hold a Christmas fair on Saturday, November 28, from 1.30pm. There will be various stalls, including tombola, craft and sweets. Visit Santa in his grotto. If you are interested in having a stall, contact Caroline on 5818080.

The Boot Camp Fun Run on November 1 raised £205.11 for the Poppy Appeal and the Royal British Legion Bikers, with donations and sale of merchandise, raised £640.97. Thank you everyone for their time, effort and help.