Salvation Army Shildon

The Salvation Army make a real difference to Shildon with a food bank, lunch clubs and youth activities amongst other things.  So Henry and I were delighted to be able to access the funds they needed to pay for some vital improvements to the kitchen.  They now have a wonderful new industrial style cooker and fridge – both of which we saw in use when we visited last Thursday.  They are doing an amazing job.


Yves Saint Laurent “Style is Eternal”

During the Summer the YSL Team have been putting on the only YSL exhibition outside France at The Bowes. “Style is Eternal” is a quote from Yves Saint Laurent – “Fashion fades but style is eternal”.

Trish is a trustee at the museum and last week hosted a visit of County Councillors. Over the weekend Trish and John were guests at the celebration party. It has been extended until November 8th because of its great popularity so there is still a chance to see it!

Teen Spirit “Rainworks” project

Proud to help with this project.

Durham County Council’s Civil Contingencies Unit (CCU) teamed up with St John’s Church Youth Group, ‘Teen Spirit’, for the first Rainworks project in the UK.

The project was part of a wider initiative, which aims to help people to be prepared in case of an emergency situation, such as flooding and severe weather.

It started with an information session covering topics like emergency plans for your home, sandbagging and what to have in a bag ready to grab in case of an emergency.

The sessions were also aimed at encouraging the young people involved to pass on the information they learned to friends and families to reinforce the message that it’s good to plan ahead.

As part of the Rainworks project, the CCU and youth group created stencils and used waterproof spray to write ‘Today’s Weather Rain’ on the pavement outside the Shildon Alive Hub on Church Street. The words will appear on the pavement when it rains.

Teen Spirit