Charity Number : 1166652 / Company Number : 9128221

YEAR : 2018

Alan (Chair) : Shortlisted North East Volunteer of the Year 2018 - SPORTED.

Cath (Treasurer) : Nominee North East Volunteer of the Year 2018 - NE Youth Awards.

Completion of mecc health awareness training by 5 Community Volunteers.


Community Cafe

Click HERE to visit the Chronicle website. You need to scroll the page down to view the article 'Community café in Birtley helps more young adults'.

YEAR : 2017

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Congratulations to Same for gaining paid employment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


Community Cause

A huge thanks to the Co-Op members for supporting us as their Community Cause again in 2017. We very much appreciate the support of our local community.



Well done to the members and volunteers for a series of 5 events to Sheltered Housing schemes and local older residents in Birtley. The feedback has been excellent.

Thank you to all involved for making us welcome into your homes.

Well done to Sam for attending an interview for a clerical post at the Freeman Hospital.


Well done to Peter and Shaun walking 15 miles to raise awareness of disability.


New Programmes

Thank you to Gateshead Housing for supporting our new Community Cafe and Afternoon Tea programme supporting older residents in Birtley.

Well done to our members for attending a funding panel to gain funds to purchase craft materials and refreshment for the Afternoon Tea & Entertainment Roadshow.


New Programmes

Thank you to St. James Place and Proctor & Gamble for funding our new programmes for 2017 - Financial Awareness & Everyday Health.

YEAR : 2016


2nd Anniversary Celebration Event

A huge thanks for the support with the planning for Friday 30th. Tickets have now all gone for the event, and we look forward to welcoming everyone on the night.

  • Well done to all connected with the charity, a very productive Development Day on Tuesday 20th September.
  • Thanks so much to The Key for supporting our residential. It was an amazing 2 days.
  • Thank you to the local business community for supporting us with some fantastic raffle prizes, especially the overnight accomodation pamper days and magnum of Moet Chandon!


2nd Anniversary- A huge,huge thanks to all involved who work very hard to take our small charity to achieve great success.

Equality and Diversity Award winners 2016- A huge congratulations to all involved. Members, volunteers, family members, business community. We are very proud to have been awarded this by Gateshead Council Learning Skills.

Well done to Shuan, Peter, Thomas and Andrew for gaining £2,000 funding to support the Community Celebration Event to mark the 2nd Anniversary of the charity.


Thank you to members, parents and volunteers for sharing their positive experiences with Andrew and Carol from the Big Lottery.

Congratulations to Peter, Thomas, Miriam and Tracey on achieving their Level 2 First Aid at Work.

Thank you to the Sherburn Trust for funding our Work Placement Programme for June/December 2016. Your support is very much appreciated.

Thank you to the Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group for supporting our Dementia Cafe starting in July working in partnership with the Alzheimers Society.


Well done to Shaun, Peter, Tomas and Andrew for representing the charity at The Sage Foundation Event.
An amazing opportunity to speak with the CEO of Sage and thier senior management team.

Thanks to the local community for their generous support at our latest fundraising event, supporting us to raise £307.


Congratulations to Sarah on securing her 16hrs per week post with Marks & Spencers. We wish you the very best in this new post.

Congratulations to Shaun and Peter for climbing Scafell in the Lake District. An amazing achievement!

Well done to all our volunteers for completing our recent training programme, January to April 2016, kindly funded by learningSkills.

Charity Registration Number : 1166652. Thank you to our Accountant and Management Committee for their hard work to achieve our charity status. All members, parents and volunteers appreciate your hard work over the past few months.


Congratulations to James on securing his paid employment with Jewson Building Supplies. We all wish you the very best.

Well done to Sarah undertaking a work trial with Marks & Spencer over the next 4 weeks. Thank you to the Co-Op for supporting Sarah on a weekly basis via her work placement, developing Sarah's skills in retail.

Congratulations to Tracey for the nomination for Facilitator of The Year.


Award Winners - Congratulations to all group members and volunteers for winning the Special Recognition Award for the Health and Wellbeing Group 2015 via The Key.


Thank you to the Big Lottery for funding the Employment Support Group for 2016.

Thank you to Gateshead Council for funding our business and volunteer development.

Congratulations to all involved for the hard work and dedication to gain the above funding, especially to our funding team of volunteers.

Congratulations to the Employment Support Groupfor completing the Risk Assessment Programme kindly funded by GVOC- Grants for Groups.