Hundreds of gifts were donated at Linskill for Make Christmas Special 2018 and on Wednesday our volunteers spent the morning wrapping and labelling over 250 presents, ready for distribution on Christmas Day at five centres throughout North Tyneside. It has been a great community effort and the Trust would like to thank all those who donated, our volunteers and North Tyneside Art Studio who produced and donated hand made glassware.
Many thanks to all those who kindly supported our Christmas Raffle, either by donating prizes or buying tickets, with all proceeds going to the Linskill Centre and its community activities. The prize draw was held today in reception at 12 noon and the winning ticket numbers are shown above. Raffle prizes can be collected from reception (open this weekend from 9am-5pm) – please bring your raffle ticket with you.
The ‘Can do Project’ with Leonard Cheshire has been working with the Linskill Gardeners to transform the garden next to the Sensory Room at the Linskill Centre. Groups from Woodlawn School and Tynemet College have worked alongside Linskill volunteer gardeners to clear the area, weed, plant & paint walls and sheds. The students have also created a series of mosaics, featuring flora and fauna, to hang on the branches of our freshly painted wall tree. Linskill would like to extend a huge thank you to all the groups involved in the Can do Project as the garden looks amazing and going forward both visitors and staff will enjoy this space.
The engAGE project, creating opportunities for people 55+, has achieved its second year milestone having delivered a range activities and events this year, from floristry and film to tai chi and day trips.
To celebrate this achievement the engAGE team are planning a Linskill-styled Burn’s Night Ceilidh on Friday 25th January 2019 from 7-9pm. The evening is supported by local ceilidh band Berking Mad and the whiskey will be flowing in the Linskill Bar. Enjoy a ‘Haggis, Neeps & Tatties’ meal while the engAGE Scribblers’ perform their Burns inspired poetry.
All ages are very welcome so please join us if you can with family and friends to start off a great new year of more activities and events.
To book a ticket please call reception on 0191 257 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyneside Winter Wonderland 2018 will open this Friday 30th November at 3pm and run througouth the weekend until 4pm on Sunday 2nd December.
Please remember elements of Winter Wonderland are held outdoors so make sure you wrap up warm as there are no guarantees for the weather!
To keep you up-to-date with activities here is an outline of the event programme to help you plan your visit:
Tickets are now on sale for the Linskill Christmas Raffle from reception with some great prizes to be won and best of all by buying a ticket you are supporting the Linskill Centre.
The tickets are £1 and all proceeds raised will be reinvested into the centre and its community activities – see below for a listing of all the prizes. The raffle will be drawn by Simeon Ripley, Chief Executive on Friday 14th December at noon and winning ticket numbers will be posted online and promoted in reception.
This year Linskill is supporting Make Christmas Special 2018 and is now accepting donations of gifts for both adults and children. The donated gifts will be distributed on Christmas Day at organised events in North Tyneside, where people will share Christmas Lunch with others.