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Some of the ladies who helped prepare the Christmas shoeboxes at Silksworth IM Church.
Some of the ladies who helped prepare the Christmas shoeboxes at Silksworth IM Church.
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Tunstall Hill Protection Group will hold its annual meeting in the Independent Methodist Church, Silksworth, on Thursday, October 29, at 6.30pm. There will be a talk on Images of Tanzania followed by light refreshments. All are welcome.

The next meeting of the Church View Patient Group will take place in the Church View Medical Centre, Silksworth, on Wednesday, October 28, at 5.30pm. A practice update will be given by the practice manager, Henny Carmichael, followed by the AGM. Refreshments will be served at the beginning of the meeting. All patients are welcome.

The next meeting of the Sunderland South Forum will be tomorrow in the Jubilee Centre, Allendale Road, Farringdon, at 1pm (12.30pm light buffet). The speaker will be Mike Lowthian, of Age UK Sunderland. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is made to feel welcome. For more information, contact Lorna on 0191 522 8447.

Silksworth IM Church is to hold its Christmas market on Saturday. Last year’s was very successful. Anyone who has suitable merchandise to sell and would like to take part, contact Diane Bickle on 0191 523 5939. The church leaders would like to thank everyone who has supported the Christmas Shoebox “Link to Hope” effort. Forty-six family and elderly shoeboxes have been filled with gifts, wrapped, and ready to be delivered to some of the poorest Eastern European countries.

An emergency food bank has been launched by Churches Together in Silksworth, Ryhope and volunteers from the community for local people in crisis. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and church leaders identify people in crisis and pass on the contact details. They will then deliver a food parcel to the home of those in need. The food will be donated from supermarket collections, schools, churches, businesses and individuals donating non-perishable, in-date food to the food bank. Donations can be taken to the IM Church, behind Blind Lane, North Street Methodist, St Leonard’s, StMatthew’s, St Paul’s, Ryhope, and StWilfred’s, Doxford. The food bank is currently being co-ordinated and managed by the RevDavid Tolhurst and his wife Natalie, who can be contacted on 0191 523 9932.

Silksworth Independent Church’s Christian Endeavour Rally will be hel