Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Your Big Event

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Your Big Event

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| Middlesbrough Rotary Club raised PS900 for The Alzheimer |Society in the North-east following a successful collection in Morrisons supermarket at Teesside Park. Pictured above is Rebecca Scot the society's fundraiser receiving, the cheque from club president Valerie Moody | The Mary Thompson Fund |supports refugees and gives practical help to refused Asylum Seekers who are home less or destitute in Teesside. Weekly bags of food and small amounts of cash for people with health needs are given to desperate people who do not qualify for help from any other source. Stockton Unitarians organised a harvest lunch at their church in Wellington Street, Stockton, which raised PS45 in donations for the fund. Every year Stockton Unitarians help the fund by collecting gifts of tinned and packet food and essential toiletries at their harvest festival service. Kath Sainsbury, vice chair of the Mary Thompson Fund, was pleased to receive the gifts again this year. Left is Mike Tomlin, church treasurer, giving a talk about the Mary Thompson Fund The Mums and |Babes group at Stokesley Town hall meet each Tuesday morning and have been doing so for the past 10 years. It is run by Jan Carter and several volunteers. Tea and coffee and biscuits are served to mums while the children play and make friends. Jan enjoys meeting new mums and watching over the years how they and the children grow up in this ever expanding town | The armed forces and the Royal British Legion had a poignant |part to play in a spectacular outdoor production in the grounds of Redcar's Kirkleatham Museum. It formed an atmospheric auditorium for Homecoming - a First World War-themed production by theatre group Periplum. And adding authenticity in the misty grounds was a line-up of standard bearers, pictured, with Eric Howden, of Redcar Royal British Legion, saluting. …

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