Silksworth and Ryhope - Down Your Way

North Street Methodist Church youngsters leaving for Saltwell Park.
North Street Methodist Church youngsters leaving for Saltwell Park.
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Ryhope Heritage Group meet next Tuesday 13th October in Ryhope Community Centre at 1.30pm. Guest Ron Lawson is speaking about bridges over the River Wear. All


Beckwith Mews, Silksworth held a very successful Macmillan coffee morning and raised £450. Management would like to thank staff, residents and the public for their support.

North Street Methodist Church raised £200 at their Macmillan coffee morning event, the cake and fairtraid stalls were very popular.

The Saturday Fun Club and Sunday School children went on a trip to Saltwell Park and had a wonderful day.

The IM Church, Silksworth are having their monthly coffee morning next Saturday 10am-noon, when members will be filling Christmas shoeboxes with gifts to send to some of the poorest Eastern European countries. All welcome.

The next Ryhope Compton Organ is on Sunday 18th October at 2,30pm, in Ryhope Community Centre. The Society welcomes Carl Heslop to the console. Carl comes from the North East of England, has strong local connections and is a member of this Society. He took an interest in the cinema organ from the age of 12, following on from classical organ and piano. His work is also connected with organs, and he is a voicer/tuner with Peter Collins organ builders. He is a popular and well-known organist on the concert circuit.

Over 40 runners took part in the Great North Run and have raised over £10,000 for St Benedict’s Hospice. Each and every one had their own personal reason for doing it. A big thank you for your brave effort. Anyone interested in running the 2016 Great North Run for the Hospice should contact or Tel.0191 512 8435. to put their name on the waiting list.

Congratulations to hospice volunteer Bob Hansford who has been awarded Volunteer of the Year by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust. Bob works in both Day Care and the In-Patient Unit and is always happy to go the extra mile with the support he offers to patients and their families.

Farringdon Jubilee Centre is offering work experience and volunteering opportunities for young people aged 16 to 24 years old. They will be able to gain employment skills, have a CV compiled, improve computer skills or even get a qualification along with first-hand job search support. Those taking part can work in admin, reception, customer service and catering, learn skills which could improve their chances of gaining full-time work. The young people will receive £25 per week. Anyone interested should call into the centre or call 0191 522 8447.

At Tunstall WI September meeting members celebrated the WI Centenary with a party, a buffet and wonderful entertainment by Richard and Rob. Archives and photographs were displayed and the competition was any item from the last 100yrs which was well supported. Ladies enjoyed the Centenary afternoon tea at Beamish Hall where lovely outfits and hats were worn. A big thank you to the board of trustees for organising this occasion.

The challenge for 100 visitors to our meetings this year is still ongoing. Up to date 83 visitors have been welcomed, more are needed to help us to reach our goal. Please call in to the next meeting which will be on Thursday, October 8, at 7pm at North St Methodist Church Silksworth. The speaker is Joanne Willis Physiotherapist and the competition is a decorated walking stick. All welcome.

Susan Johnson’s Macmillan Coffee Morning event was a big success, and £925 was raised. She would like to thank Maureen Harrison, Pamela Laverick, family, friends, neighbours and everyone else who came and supported this worthy cause.