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With all the Summer trips and activities you have been waiting for. Also news on new people at Search, lunch clubs in the west of Newcastle and help with money.

As many of you might know Dee Johnson retired from Search earlier this month after 18 years helping older people at Search. Over the years she has supported thousands to receive their proper benefits in old age. There was a party at St James Church on April 3 to thank Dee for all her amazing work. Dee was presented with a bouquet of flowers from the Lord Mayor Hazel Stephenson who is also a Councillor for Benwell.

 Dee surrounded by her collleagues and friends.

 

 

The newsletter with all the info about future groups and events at Search this Spring,

 

The St James local history group has released their programme for the beginning of 2017. The talks take place at the West end library at the bottom of Condercum Road in Benwell. Everyone is welcome.
Caring not curing:
Holy Jesus Hospital
Monday 16 January 1pm, West End Library Illustrated talk by Olive Taylor about the history of the Holy Jesus Hospital in City Road.
 
Hidden Chains:
Newcastle and the slavery business
Monday 20 February 1pm, West End Library Illustrated talk by John Charlton about Newcastle’s connections with the business of slavery.
 
 
Elswick through the years
Monday 20 March 1pm, 
West End Library Exhibition of maps and photographs showing the development of Elswick over the centuries, with an introductory talk by West Newcastle Picture History Collection.
 
EVERYONE WELCOME                                              
FREE ENTRY

Search is having a Ceilidh on Thursday May 4 to raise funds for the important work it does with older people in the West end. Music is provided by the Deadly Ernest Band and will begin 7.30 pm at Tyneside Irsish Centre in Gallowgate. To get your ticket ring 0191 2737443 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Are you aged 55 or over and like sport?

Are you free on Tuesday afternoons?

Sporting Chance is a brand new activity session from Search for older people who are interested in sport but might find it an effort to take part in intensive sport. Our Sporting Chance sessions will include:

• Gentle sporting activities (table tennis, golf putting challenge)
• A sports quiz and a chance to enter a sporting sweepstake
• Prizes for the winners

Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, drop in from 12 noon to 2 pm.

Scotswood Sports Centre, Denton Road (opposite the Excelsior Academy)

£1 – Price includes tea/coffee and bacon butty*
*vegetarian alternative will be provided if advance notice given

For more information please contact: colleague
Adam at Search (0191 273 7443) or Viv at Grainger Park (0191 274 3716)

The Winter 2016 Newsletter from Search is here. Find out news about the Christmas activities this month and all the groups and trips in the New Year.

Search was the victim of a type of phone hack during the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately, criminals illegally took control of our charity's phones and made a large number of international calls before they were stopped. Our phone provider is billing us for £4400 and this will have a small but significant mpact on the number of activities and support we will be able to provide. If you want to help us to put on activities and trips for older people in the west of Newcastle please go to MyDonate and change things for the better.  

Calling all you Creative People!
Search has been selected by Newcastle Arts Team to be involved in their Carnival Arts Project. This arts based programme will include some Newcastle Winter Festival activities. We will engage with the carnival artists and  participate in a variety of dance, music and costume making workshops up until March 2017.

If you would like to get your creative juices going and also partake in some cake, coffee and any of the carnival activities mentioned please contact us at Search on 0191 2737443.