Chester-le-Street-based gym 2B-Fit are organising a mammoth fitness challenge in May to raise mental health awareness after they lost a much-loved member to suicide on what will be their 10th birthday. The event will celebrate the life of Michelle Bainbridge, who sadly took her own life in May 2021 with funds being donated to If […]
An Apprentice Fundraiser at Grace House will be taking on physical challenges to raise vital funds for young people with disabilities. This year Harry Forster, 19, will be taking part in the Sunderland 10k in May to raise funds. As well as the National Three Peaks challenge at the end of May and the Virtual […]
A Sunderland-born musician and composer will present a newly composed song inspired by the heroic lives of two sisters who helped 29 Jews escape Nazi Germany. Composer Alison Cotton will perform “Engelchen” at Seventeen Nineteen, Holy Trinity Church, in Sunderland on Saturday, March 11 (5pm). It is based on Ida and Louis Cook; two opera-obsessed […]
Some members of the Sunderland community were recognised and given awards of excellence at a Christmas Carol service and award night organised by Maximum Impact Christian Centre (MICC). The ceremony was held to honour and appreciate people within the community who, through dedication and support, have impacted lives. Over the last couple of years, the […]
A community project supporting local people is having a positive impact on its users’ lives. Space4, founded in Houghton-le-Spring, aims to support the people of the community with advice, social opportunities and necessities like food. Established in 2014, it offers daily drop-in services, runs a food bank and organises weekly events for the community. Headed […]
As Russian forces continue their invasion on Ukraine, a North East teacher is putting his maths books away to focus on delivering aid to those hardest hit by the war. Across Ukraine, alarms are sounding out, warning residents to take shelter from impending Russian missile attacks. Most North East residents would find it difficult to […]
The global pandemic has had a major effect on many businesses with charity shops being one; that have struggled to keep their doors open. Elaine Ryder, manager of The Children’s Society charity in Birtley, is thrilled with her shop’s return since restrictions have reduced. The store manager highlighted the importance of donations with The Children’s […]
Love, Amelia are using a Crowdfund campaign to raise money for a van.