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At the April meeting of Christ Church Mothers’ Union Dawn Hughes spoke about the charity Emergency Aid for which she helps to collect and distribute items, including clothes, food, toys, and ‘shoe boxes’ for people in need and refugees in many areas of the world. Dawn expressed her gratitude to members and everyone who contributes to the work of Emergency Aid. She said there is always a need for help to be given to the less fortunate people who are usually at risk and in dire circumstances through no fault of their own.

Tomnorrow, Holy Communion will be celebrated at Christ Church, Station Road, at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards.

Seaham Branch of the Royal British Legion will meet in The Farn Scouting Centre, Parkside Road, tomorrow. The meeting is to open at 7pm, half an hour earlier than usual. All members are requested to attend.

Saturday is St George’s Day, Patron Saint of England and of Scouts.

Dawdon (2nd Seaham) Scout Group is to hold a bag-pack in the Asda store on Saturday from 10am-2.15pm. All members of the group and their parents are asked to support this effort in order to raise much-needed funds. See leaders for more information.

At 7.30pm on Saturday in Seaham Town Hall, there will be a presentation of She’s Fired – a musical narrative, based on the 1880 Seaham Pit Disaster. Original music and lyric complement the story line. Tickets are £8.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at Christ Church on Sunday at 10am. Morning prayer will be at 10am in St Andrew’s Church, Dalton-le-Dale, and at 6pm evening prayer will be held at Christ Church.

Seaham Methodist Church, Tempest Road, will hold a messy church for all children, 10 years and under, accompanied by an adult, alongside the main church service at 3pm on Sunday. Join in some spring craft activities, creative building, Play Doh and games. The afternoon concludes with a shared tea. Free admission.

On Wednesday, April 27, from 6pm-8pm in Seaham Golf Club residents have the opportunity to express their views, experiences and ideas as to how ‘Urgent Care’ services across the Easington area can be improved.

From Wednesday, May 5, until Friday, May 6, at 7.15pm in Enfield Road Independent Methodist Church, Eastlea, Vane Tempest Theatre Group is presenting a 40th anniversary concert, Life begins at 40. The programme contains music from previous shows and a medley of contemporary musicals. Tickets are £5, available from Suzanne on 5130061 or any member.

Dalton-le-Dale History Society will hold the popular Duck Race on Saturday, May 7, at 4pm. Ducks are £1 each. There will be a Kiddies Duckling Race with ducks at 50p. After the race there will be an evening of food at the parish hall with a quiz, entertainment and meal. Tickets are £8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets contact 5812718 and 5814480.

Members of Christ Church, are invited to come along, with dusters and brushes, tomorrow from 10.30am (you can come to Holy Communion first if you want) to help in the spring clean of the church. The more who come, the quicker the work can get done.