The Encompass programme has been running for over a year and is aimed at people aged from 18 years plus to access activities based around employability, health, well-being, learning and skills development. The programme is developed in partnership with local providers to enhance the Linskill Centre’s existing activities programme and Helen Collins, newly appointed Project Worker is looking to extend the diversity of activities by launching a range of new activities: Read More
The Big Bike Revival, a programme of events to encourage people to get on their bikes and enjoy cycling, will come to a close this weekend with a celebration ride leaving from Linskill on Saturday 28th September at 10am – to find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply turn up on the day with your bike (cyclists must be over 14 years).
A new Saturday Kids Club is being launched at Linskill providing a place to meet and activities for children with special needs aged 8 years plus. The scheme has been grant funded by the Community Foundation for one year and will start in late September, running every Saturday morning from 10am-1pm.
Linskill Nursery in North Shields is expanding its curriculum activities with the introduction of an outdoor, nature based learning programme this September. Linskill Nursery will be the first day care nursery in the area to offer Forest School to its pre-school children.
Many thanks to all those who bought Summer Raffle tickets and showed their support for Linskill and to the companies who kindly donated raffle prizes: Sage Wealth Management, Emirates, Copthorne Newcastle, Lakes Distillery, Aromatherapy with Sheila Clark and Not Just Travel.
For information the winning tickets are listed below:
We are extending the Big Bike Revival programme with some additional dates for guided rides around the local area to build confidence, learn routes and meet other like minded people.
- Wednesday 14 August 5.30pm Coastal Cycle from Linskill Centre up the coast (approx 15 miles)
- Aug/September (tbc) BBR Celebratory Ride
Bring your bike along and meet others on these social rides (cyclists must be over 12 years old). For more information email email@example.com
A big thank you to the companies who have generously donated prizes to this year’s Summer Raffle: Sage Wealth Management, Emirates, Copthorne Hotel, Not Just Travel, The Lakes Distillery and Aromatherapy with Sheila Clark. Some great prizes to be won in our Summer Raffle this year – tickets are available from Reception or Cafe 32.
The Raffle will be drawn on Thursday 1st August and all proceeds raised from the Summer Raffle will be reinvested into the centre and its community activities. Show your support and be lucky!
See below for raffle prize details
Big Bike Revival – few things in life are better than a cycle ride, whether it’s to visit friends, a daily commute or a trip into the countryside – but it can be hard to get started. Around 42% of people in the UK own bikes but don’t ever use them – maybe because the bike has a flat tyre and no idea how to repair it, maybe lacking in confidence or the the skills and knowledge to ride safely. The Big Bike Revival is all about overcoming those little barriers and to help you feel more confident about cycling. The programme is entering its fifth year with events across the country providing free cycle checks, servicing, cycle maintenance workshops, cycle training and accompanied rides.
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)