Washington - Down Your Way

Washington Town Centre Library is the place for your kids if they are budding chefs. On Thursday from 2.15pm and 3.45pm Canny Kitchen will be helping the kids cook up some Roald Dahl inspired recipes. Places are limited so booking is essential for this session. Contact the library for details.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 12:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 1:44 pm
The Rotary Club of Washington President Keith Peacock presents Julie Allen, from Dementia UK North East, with a cheque, watched by fellow members.

On Tuesday, August 16, again at the Town Centre Library between 2.15pm and 3.15pm children can go along and make a cup crocodile inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile.

Washington Millennium Library on Monday, August 15, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm you can go along and design a bag. Children will be able to design a storybag inspired by Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

Summer Mix continues at Washington Arts Centre with an arts and crafts session tomorrow between 10am and noon. Get crafty with artist Kit Kingsbury and take home your own unique creation. Session costs £5.

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The theatre in the Arts Centre has an exciting line up of plays and music shows for September, visit the website for details and announcements to come in this column closer to the dates.

At Washington Wetlands you can be a nature explorer , listen to a fabulous flamingo talk and feed the otters on a daily basis. On Sunday there are a number of sessions, between 10am and 3pm, when you can learn all about bugs and reptiles with expert Guy Tansley. Also between 10.30am and 3pm, join woodcarving expert Mark Crowley when you can learn how to use the tools to make your own masterpiece.

The Rotary Club of Washington held its annual Golf Tournament at Boldon Golf Club to raise funds for needy causes, one of which was The Admiral Nurses, supported by Dementia UK. These nurses offer care and support to families affected by Dementia. Sadly, in the North East there are not many of these nurses. Julie Allen, Dementia UK North East Business Development Officer, attended the Rotary meeting to be presented with a cheque. She said that with the help of organisations like hospices, hospitals and GPs, employing Admiral Nurses, who are specifically trained in Dementia care, it would greatly help families cope and understand how to help loved ones suffering from the condition. Dementia UK does not employ the nurses but supports their ongoing professional development and fundraising helps fund these specialised nurses. Anyone wanting to know more about the condition can go online to Dementia Friends Training. There are 170 Admiral Nurses in the country and about 800,000 people affected with dementia. For help and support in contacting Admiral Nursing service, ring 08008886678 or email [email protected]