A round up on the Trust projects
Keep up to date with the latest news about the Development Trust projects.
Sunday 5th September 8.30am - 12.30pm
Sociable Sundays are back!
With the new term starting we're expecting more stalls returning - and customers too, after their holidays. In particular, Mellanby's vegetable stall will be welcomed back, and there's also someone new: Cassie's Vintage Kitchen, specialises in scotch eggs, yum!
Our sturdy shopping bags will be on sale again, at £4.50.
Bookings are coming in for the charity stall, so if you were thinking of taking this opportunity, act soon. This month's charity is Durham Deafened Support.
There are also chances for you to put yourselves out there!
September's music is from Ceddesfeld Ukulele Band.
Both stalls are free but must be booked via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodland & Wildlife
We recently took collection of some tools, which were given
to us through a grant from Durham Woodland Revival. The tools will be very beneficial to the work we carry out on site. Included in the delivery were two scythes, which the volunteers will be using carefully to promote the regrowth of wild flowers and to cut pathways between the trees…once we have had our training!
The project also took delivery of a pile of woodchip kindly donated by John Wright. We will be using it to improve the paths onsite and as mulch around the trees. It’s certainly going to keep us very busy!
If you would like to know more or to volunteer with us, please contact Melissa at email@example.com or join our facebook page - Woodland & Wildlife, Sedgefield.
New term, fresh start
As schools and colleges start the new term, Homework Help is gearing up again to share our helpers' experience and
knowledge to help students and pupils to understand their topics, to gain confidence and increase competence.
Most of us are not trained teachers and we don't construct courses - we're just offering to help people move forward in their studies. If you'd like help or could offer some, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook. Wishing everyone a great start to the new term.
Sedgefield Energy Switch is an initiative from Sedgefield Development Trust. Working together with iChoosr, we're trying to help Sedgefield residents save money on their domestic gas and electricity bills.
- Tuesday 3rd August-Registration Opens
- Monday 11th October-Registration Closes
- Tuesday 12th October-Day of Auction
- Monday 25th October-Offers letters issued
- Tuesday 23rd November-Offer acceptance closure
Days In, Days Out. Sad goodbye to DIDO from Gloria
I am writing this message with a heavy heart, as I am unable to continue to run and organise the DIDO project.
It is hard to believe that DIDO started in 2007, with a grant from Awards for ALL, which is a fund under the umbrella of the National Lottery, and since that time it has been self funding, albeit with a donation each year from Sedgefield Charities and support from Sedgefield Development Trust, who have covered our sessions and outings under their corporate Insurance.
We have always had around 70+ members and over the years we have had some great times together, with fun days out which I will sadly miss.
I have been lucky to be involved with such a wonderful set of people, who put up with my singing, and my terrible jokes!
I was also very lucky to have a set of volunteer men who helped with heavy lifting and making tea - they even washed up on occasions.
We also supported a line-dancing group run and organised by Angela Bannister, which was ideal for our more energetic members.
I sincerely hope we can continue to run both these projects, but we will need a new willing volunteer to take this forward.
If you feel ready to take on this exciting project then this is your chance. Please give me a ring on 01740 622447 and I will convince you it will be the best thing you ever did! Gloria Wills
Now up and running again in the Parish Hall, Dorothy Anderson is now running most of the sessions.
However, if you contact Gloria on 01740 622447, she will be able to let you know if there are any places available.
At present the group is limited on numbers because of COVID
Sedgefield Development Trust Change of Address
The new postal address of Sedgefield Development Trust is
SDT Company Secretary, 3a Front Street, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 3AT.
Telephone no: 07572 502904 (this is also the Sedgefield News phone number), email: email@example.com