Stronger Communities

The Mount - Eighton Banks

We are delighted to be working in partnership with The Mount to run a monthly Community Lunch for the older local residents and at the same time provide supported hospitality work experience to our young people. We are delighted to have just received funding to run the community lunches from this venue by Newcastle Building Society Community fund for the next 12 months.


Leuchars Court, Birtley

We are very grateful to the Comunity Foundation, who are funding this community lunch for the next 12 months.


Easter Egg Hunt - April 6th



Easter Lunch

At Morrisons in Birtley, we held a bag pack in which the young people attended to raise money in order to support the costs for a lunch and transport.

Our volunteers also supported with the planning of the lunch as well as supporting us on the day.

Everyone had a great time coming together for the afternoon and we all really enjoyed the food. A huge thanks to the Engine Rooms at Eighton Banks for making us feel very welcome.

We had a total of 22 people who attended the Easter lunch from a wide age range from 4 months old Lily to 91 years young, also called Lily.

Community Cafe Press Release

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'.


Meeting Our MP, Liz Twist

We were delighted that Liz took time from her busy diary to come to our offices to learn about the charity. Liz took the opportunity to chat with some of our members and their parents about their involvement and how the charity has supported them. Liz also discussed her present role as our MP and how politics plays a role in everyone's daily lives and welcomed us to learn more as the views of young people are very important. Our discussions were then followed by lunch which was created by some of the members.

Comments from the Day:

"Having Liz Twist MP give up time for the group was very valuable as it allowed me to understand how important politics is for everyday life and how important it is to have a voice. Overall, the session was very valuable for me and my Mam" - Shaun, Group Member

"It was a pleasure to meet the members, parents and volunteers and learn about the valuable work this charity undertakes to support the young people and their families from across Gateshead. I am proud to be asked to be a patron and carry on the support that was offered by Dave Anderson from July 2014" - Liz Twist MP

Beamish Museum Family Day

We were kindly funded by The Key to plan and arrange a family day at Beamish Museum.

Members and volunteers purchased the items fthe day before the visit for the packed lunch. Packed lunches were created on the morning and we were then off to Beamish.

It was a fabulous day and we were very impressed by how welcoming the staff were, and the variety of activities available for all different ages.

We would once again like to thank The Key for their support as this will allow the families to visit the Beamish Museum for the next 12 months free of charge, as once you pay once you are then entitled to use your pass as many times as you would like.


Harras Bank Family Hub,
Harras Bank, Birtley
Gateshead. DH3 2LN


07562 276263



9am - 4pm

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