‘It has been a challenging time, with a lot of learning and tough decision-making on the way’ – Simeon Ripley, Chief Executive at the Linskill and North Tyneside community Development Trust talks about how they pivoted through the pandemic. Find out about their work here: ow.ly/Bv3I50E3sVk
A grant from the Kellett Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has allowed the Trust to continue its support for older people in North Tyneside, throughout the pandemic. The funding has enabled community development activities to be delivered online during these challenging times – find out more in the article click here
It’s National Volunteers Week (1-7 June) and all week we are sharing stories to celebrate our volunteers, projects and the benefits for individuals and our community – if you are interested in volunteering at Linskill, Royal Quays or Battle Hill email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
June, Volunteer from North Shields (click the image to read her story)
Simeon Ripley, Chief Executive of the Trust receiving a cheque from Terence Took, President of Whitley Bay Rotary Club, towards the installation of hearing loops within the Linskill Centre. The donation along with support from other organisations has helped the centre reach its target. Installation of the hearing loops is planned for early May and will be much appreciated by the many customer and user groups within Linskill.
The Linskill Centre in North Shields is calling out to the community for donations of books in preparation for their Book Fair running from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May. This annual fundraising event has proved to be very popular in the past, attracting hundreds of people looking to replenish their reading list, pick up a bargain, or even find a ‘collectable’ whilst supporting their local community centre.
This bank holiday weekend the Linskill Centre in North Shields is joining 300 other community businesses around the country to celebrate the third annual Community Business Weekend.
Aimed at shining a light on the 7,000 community businesses across England, Community Business Weekend offers a unique opportunity for local people to visit and see how they can get involved.