Silksworth and Ryhope - Down Your Way

Mavis, from the Blind Association, gave a talk to the 89th Sunderland Cub Scouts, and took along her guide dog Amy.
Mavis, from the Blind Association, gave a talk to the 89th Sunderland Cub Scouts, and took along her guide dog Amy.
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The next meeting of Church View Patients’ Group will take place at Church View Medical Centre, Silksworth, on Wednesday, July 27, 5.30pm. The speaker will be Debra Gross, from Age UK, on Warming and Healthy Homes. Refreshments will be served at the beginning of the meeting. All patients are welcome.

Thanks to ongoing support from Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, the Blue Watch Youth Centre Ryhope has been supporting young people, some with special needs and disabilities to get involved in volunteering. Fourteen is a programme of the spirit of 2012 trust, which was established as part of the Olympic legacy, to date Blue Watch Youth Centre has worked in partnership with six organisations including Heritage Coast Partnership. Currently 27 young people have volunteered their time supporting local community projects with 23 achieving national accreditations, including the John Muir Award. Any individuals or groups who would like to get involved, contact Susan on 0191 5214060.

Ryhope Summer Fun Day will be held on Saturday, August 13, from 11am to 4pm in Ryhope Recreation Park. As usual there will be lots of entertainment and activities to get involved with, including jazz bands, arts and crafts, street entertainers, tombola, food and refreshments and much much more. For more information call, Heather or Paula on 0191 523 9371.

St Chad’s Holiday Club will be running throughout the summer holidays. Sessions are free with a free healthy meal available to all school-age children, five to 16 years (children under eight must be accompanied by an adult). The first session starts on Monday with a picnic and scavenger litter hunt in Herrington Park from 11am to 2pm; July 26, sport activities, 3pm to 5pm, field opposite Farringdon Park; July 29, Environmental activities, 10am to 1.30pm, meet at the main entrance to Farringdon Community School. For more information check out the youth almighty webpage www.youthalmighty.co.uk. or ring 0191 523 8000.

A speaker from Guide Dogs for the Blind Association recently visited the Cub Scouts of 89th Sunderland (Silksworth) as part of the Disability Badge. Mavis, along with her guide dog Amy, gave spoke to the Cubs on how guide dogs assist blind people. A donation to Guide Dogs for the Blind Association was made by the Cubs, which was gratefully received. The 89th Sunderland (Silksworth) Scout Group meets every Monday during term-time in Silksworth Community Centre. There are three sections: Beavers meet from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and Cubs and Scouts from 6.45pm to 8pm. If you are interested in joining, email: volunteer@sunderlandscouts.org.uk or call (0191) 565 7444 and leave your contact details. You can also register online at www.sunderlandscouts.org.uk/joining.html