The Trust is delighted that the Sensory Room at the Linskill Centre has been chosen for the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. This means Co-op Members can choose the cause to give their 1% to when they spend on selected own-brand products and services and this could be the Linskill Centre. To find out more about the Co-op Local Community Fund click here or visit the website pages and view the 360 image of the Sensory Room.
Tyneside Winter Wonderland is back for a third year of festive family fun over three days!
Friday 30th November (3-6pm)
Winter Wonderland will open on Friday 30th November from 3-6pm with fairground rides, *Children’s Christmas Party (4.30-6.30pm) and the ever popular Yuletide Tipi (see below).
Saturday 1st (11am-5pm) and Sunday 2nd December (11am-4pm)
Over the weekend there will be a family-orientated fun programme including *Santa’s Grotto and an Elves Workshop, featuring festive crafts.
The Festive Farm Yard is open on Saturday and Sunday featuring sheep, geese, goats and smaller fluffy animals, so the children can see them up close and learn all about them from their handlers.
Christmas Stalls – there will be an array of festive stalls in Trevelyan Hall over the Saturday and Sunday from crafts, food, gifts, clothing to travel ideas.
Entertainment in the form of singing, music and dance performances from local groups (see below).
Linskill is supporting Show Racism the Red Card’s annual ‘Wear Red Day’ by encouraging staff, tenants and visitors to wear something red and make a donation. Wear Red Day will take place on Friday 19th October and it is a national day of action to encourage schools, businesses & individuals to wear red and donate £1 to help facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education for young people & adults throughout England, Scotland & Wales. For just £5, Show Racism the Red Card can educate one child for a whole day and every penny raised during WRD enables the campaign to work with more young people and adults across the UK to challenge racism in society.
The engAGE programme at Linskill is supporting the Age Takes Centre Stage 2018 with a series of events organised for during October. There will be a celebration of National Poetry Day on Thursday October 4th at 11am with local poet Harry Gallagher (Northern Lights) who will be performing a selection of his work (£3 entry). Fire Safety in the Home is a free information session with Tyne and Wear Fire Service on Tuesday 9th October from 1-2pm. For more information on the programme please click here.
Thanks to all of our community for the support and generosity shown for Fit for Frank. You can see from the images it was a great day with everyone getting involved to raise funds for Frank’s Fight against Neuroblastoma. We have collected and counted the sponsorship money and donations and delighted to confirm to date we have raised £2,186 for Frank’s Fight against Neuroblastoma. A big thank you to all of our community for a great effort.