Judith’s year of giving

I’ve recently had a birthday which means I have a list. Contents included a wireless mouse, new trainers, and the latest John Wilson CD. Rytonian Judith Lawson has put me to shame then. Judith celebrated her 65th birthday earlier this year and she produced a list to beat mine, and all for the benefit of other people. A storyline in the Canadian TV series Murdoch, gave her the idea of creating Judith’s Year of Giving, a twelve month-long string of events he5 to raise funds for different local charities, including the RVI Children’s Unit and the Great North Air Ambulance Service.  In February Judith was able to hand over 125.30kg of tinned and packet foods to the Blaydon Food Bank, and an Easter egg drive led to the delivery of 100 chocolate eggs to the RVI Children’s unit. In May Judith held a coffee morning and raised £262 for the Rape Crisis Centre.  This came from the sale of raffle tickets, tea and coffee, and also a cake stall. The fund-raising drive for May, was collecting donations of art and craft materials in aid of Changing Lives, this has now concluded and thew donations are ready to be handed over.


I have some new events to tell you about. On  7th July there will be a 2 course light meal at The Post Box in Ponteland.  It’s from 5pm to 7pm and is in aid of the “Daft as a Brush” Cancer Patient Care Charity. There will be a bottle tombola, and

Layla Welsh, owner of French Grey Tales  in Morpeth, is coming along to give a talk. Tickets are £15 each. 

Mad Hatter of Barmoor tea party!!

Barmoor Hub beside Ryton Rugby club, main road next to Barmoor garage
A fun day out for all the family
Come along & enjoy a cup of Pimms & afternoon tea..

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Face painting
Glitter tattoos
Disco Dancing
Book stall

Reserve your seat for this event by ringing  0191-4135023 or come along on the day.

Then on the 24th July from 3pm to 5.30pm bring along your Frozen fans to open-uri20150608-27674-go1mdp_5ed14caaThe Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park for a Frozen themed afternoon tea in aid of Tiny Lives at the RVI.

There will be a dance off competition, best dressed character, screening of the Frozen film, a visit by a princess, children’s games and a raffle. 
£20 adults: 
£10 children up to 15 years
There will also be a face painter for which there will be a small charge. 
For more information go to  Judith’s Year of Giving Facebook page