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Volunteer Driver Opportunity

We are urgently looking for Volunteer Car Drivers to transport our members to various events, social and support groups across County Durham. If you are interested in helping us to make a difference to people with sight loss, through supporting them with transport requirements please get in touch. Julie Anderson – 0191 5673939 julie.anderson@sundrsb.org.uk Reimbursement Volunteer Driver Opportunity

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Headway Washington Social Group

Headway will be starting a new activity/social group for people with sight loss/difficulty as a result of a neurological condition. A new group will be developed for people from Washington, they will eventually decide what they would like to do in the group. Ie talks, games, visits, speakers etc. This will be the 2nd Tuesday Headway Washington Social Group

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Taxi Card Update

The Taxi card Scheme which runs in Sunderland in conjunction with Station Taxis is very popular. For any new applications you need to apply the beginning of July please call Nexus direct on 0191 2020747. LATEST UPDATE FROM NEXUS – There has been some confusion around the Scheme continuing but after speaking direct to a Taxi Card Update

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Durham 2024 Dates for Your Diary

Durham City Coffee Mornings Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at North Road Methodist Church, Durham City.   Stanley Social Group VENUE: Masonic Hall Scott Street Stanley DH9 8AD Day: 4th Tuesday of the month Time 1.00-3.00 27th February Co-op Estates Planning  Nicholas Minshull 26th March Durham County Carers Emma Thompson 23rd April Durham 2024 Dates for Your Diary

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Pallion Action Group (PAG)

Volunteers available Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm Can help with collecting prescriptions, shopping, benefit/welfare advice Please contact, Karen Wood on either 07534 983971 or 0191 5142011 Full details of all their activities are on their website at www.pallionactiongroup.co.uk    

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How can pets reduce loneliness

How can pets reduce loneliness? Bringing a pet into your home can provide a whole range of different benefits to both your physical and mental wellbeing. Not only can they help to keep you active and get out and about, but a pet of any description can also provide companionship, especially for people living independently. How can pets reduce loneliness

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Houghton Blind Club Update 2023

We are delighted to have joined with Houghton Blind Club in order to provide another outreach centre on the Sunderland/Durham border.  We are always looking for new members to join us and spend a wonderful afternoon in the warm and welcoming atmosphere in the company of others. Houghton Blind Club meet up at Houghton-le-Spring Hall Houghton Blind Club Update 2023

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News from the Chief Executive

The exciting news is that we have reached our target of £14,900 to pay for a training kitchen to be installed here at Pallion for use by our Rehab Workers to teach kitchen skills. It will also be used for healthy cooking demonstrations, etc. This was the first time we have used “Crowdfunding” which is News from the Chief Executive

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Bowling is Back

Sunderland Visually Impaired 10 Pin Bowling Team are now meeting every week at The Sunderland Bowl, 141 High St West, Sunderland at 11AM. New members welcome. Please call Julie Stormont at the Society on 0191 5673939 for more info.

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