A big thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to vote for Linskill through the Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme and the Trust is delighted to confirm the Sensory Room has been awarded a community grant of £4,000. The grant will be used for the purchase of new interactive multi-sensory resources to enhance the room and child’s experience. The Sensory Room (suitable for under 5’s) is available for private hire – visit https://linskill.org/sensory-room or call 0191 257 8000 for more information.
Weddings at Linskill will showcase its ability to be the perfect wedding venue for your big day! Set within a former North Tyneside school, the quirky building offers a blank canvas for the unique day you have dreamed about. Built in 1932 and nestled between North Shields and Tynemouth, this much-loved building hosted its first wedding in Trevelyan Hall in 2012 and bookings have grown year on year.
The Wedding Open Day is Saturday 16th March from 12noon to 3pm giving couples the chance to see the venue in all its glory as Trevelyan Hall will be dressed for a wedding with white linen, sashes, bunting and fairy lights. There will be local wedding suppliers on hand for advice, inspiration and demonstrations of their services with live entertainment on the stage and a complimentary canape and drinks reception for the first 50 guests.
Squiggles N Giggles is our programme of family activities, delivered at Linskill, to encourage child development and parental skills through play and learning. There is a diverse range of activities on offer starting the week commencing 7th January and hopefully something for everyone – please note activities are suitable for children under 5 years of age.
- Giggle N Groove
- Creative Play
- Sensory Stars
- Story Sacks
- Baby Social
- Baby Massage
- Baby Yoga
To find out more about timings click here or call 0191 257 8000 to book onto an activity or course.
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.