Monday, May 18, 2009


Isabella Youth Project in Blyth has won first prize in the Super Smoothie Challenge, a smoothie making competition recently launched by Nestlé Make Space.

Young people at the youth club created and named their very own healthy smoothie, ‘Isabella Express’, which impressed judges with its unique taste and innovative use of ingredients. The refreshing smoothie contained imaginative and healthy ingredients, such as pineapple, cinnamon, blueberries, blackberries and grapes.
Representatives of the British Nutrition Foundation judged the competition based on the nutritional value of the recipes, imaginative use of ingredients and effort made in the entry process. Isabella’s success means it will receive a cash prize to be spent on educational healthy eating projects in 2009.

The competition was backed by celebrity chef, Antony Worrall Thompson, and was launched as part of the Make Space for Health programme, run by children’s charity 4Children and supported by Nestlé UK. The programme aims to increase awareness of nutrition, health and wellness among youth workers and promote healthy lifestyles to young people in an out-of-school setting.

Steve Perry from at Isabella Youth Project said: "We are delighted to have won the Super Smoothie Challenge. The competition was incredibly beneficial for our young members, who not only enjoyed the creative process but also learnt that fruit and vegetables can be extremely tasty as well as good for you."

Anne Longfield, Chief Executive of 4Children, said: "We launched Make Space for Health together with Nestlé this year as we felt that more could be done to help promote health and nutrition among young people. The initiative aims to educate young people and work with youth clubs to ensure workers are confident and able to engage with their members on health related issues. We would like to congratulate Isabella Youth Project on their success in the Super Smoothie Challenge and wish the club the best of luck with continuing to promote healthier lifestyles to its members."

Isabella Youth Project’s winning recipe has been published on the Make Space website for all to enjoy

Friday, May 8, 2009


Ever thought about taking up the ever popular crafting as a hobby?

The Lady Isabella Craft Club is a fun and informal group of ladies who meet every Wednesday 9.30am -12.00pm at the Isabella Centre.

The group indulge in all manner of crafting with charities often benefitting from their efforts.

Come along and find out more.


Monday 08 June 2009 at 6.00pm.

The organisation's main function is to manage the Isabella Community Centre and is made up of dedicated local residents and users. Are you passionate about your local community centre. Why not come along, find out more and even get involved.

More information can be found on the Association by clicking here...


Back by popular demand, Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure are once again holding Adult Fitness Classes.

Fridays - 11am in the main hall.

For all levels and abilities. £1.50