Silksworth and Ryhope - Down Your Way

Joan and Robert Newton, from Silksworth, have been celebrating their golden wedding.
Joan and Robert Newton, from Silksworth, have been celebrating their golden wedding.
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A ceilidh will take place on Friday in Ryhope Workingmens Club from 7pm-11pm. There will be refreshments and a raffle. Proceeds are in aid of St Paul’s Church, Tower Appeal. Tickets are £5, you can pay at the door. All are welcome.

Every donation made to St Benedict’s Hospice, Ryhope, is gratefully received and makes a real difference to the experience it is able to offer patients and their families.

June is Hospice Sunflower Month, St Benedict’s Hospice invites you to celebrate happy memories by taking part. In return for a donation it will write the name of someone special to you on a Sunflower Plaque which will then be displayed in the hospice gardens throughout June. You are then invited to join them on Saturday, June 25, between 1pm and 4pm at the hospice for a Sunflower Afternoon Tea. June is also Make a Will month, This gives you an opportunity to make a Will free of charge in return for a donation to the hospice. For more information, ring the Fundraising Office 0191 512 8436, or visit www.stbenedicts.co.uk.

The 2015 Christmas Light up a Life campaign and the Dedication Tree in The Bridge’s shopping centre were both a resounding success with more than £36,000 raised to support hospice care.

The Salvation Army Band Concert held in Silksworth IM Church was a great success. A grand total of £785 was raised in aid of the Nehemiah Project in Ghana. Church leaders would like to thank the band, the community, and all the helpers for their continued support. The church runs many weekly activities, including: Sunday morning services at 10.30am, which includes Fun Club for the children, mothers and toddlers, gardening group, carpet bowls, youth groups and more. For more information ask any member of the church or phone Alan Bickle on 0191 523 8138.

St Cuthbert’s Church, Ryhope, is planning on holding table-top sales on a regular basis. The first one is planned for this Sunday from 2pm-4pm, in the church hall. Tea and coffee will also be served. All are welcome to book a table to book anything from toys, food produce, cakes and craft. For further information, contact either Hilary on 5236432 or Jeanne on6822710. Support would be very much appreciated.

Congratulations to Joan and Robert Newton, who recently celebrated their golden wedding. They had a surprise visit from their son Andrew, who lives in Australia, and daughter Wendy arranged a surprise party at the Rosedene Hotel, where they held their wedding reception after being married in St Matthew’s Church, Silksworth, in 1966. They would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for making this such a wonderful occasion.