Thursday, December 8, 2011

Awards Galore for Blyth Isabella Centre

The Isabella Centre has this week received two prestigious awards.

Members of the public nominated the Isabella Community Centre for the Homes for Northumberland's "Spirit of the Community" Best Community Group award. Centre Director and treasurer of the Centre, John Potts, received the award at a Civic Centre ceremony in Blyth.

The Centre was also informed of the achievement of winning the NHS Better Health at Work GOLD award for its ongoing campaign to promote health, safety and welfare among staff, placements, partner organisations and community to the standard of excellence required by the Department of Health.

Congratulations to Alan, Grant and the staff at the Isabella Centre. You are a small centre doing big things in the promotion of health and wellbeing. This year you have demonstrated a commitment to promoting health to staff, clients and community. Your philosophy is clearly about supporting everyone and not just your staff. Well done! Karen Tate and Maureen Shepherd, Award Assessors.

More information on this three-year programme can be found on our dedicated webpage...

The award will be presented at an awards ceremony at Newcastle University on 11th January 2012.

Christmas Fayre 2011 - Photo Story

Another great success and an enjoyable morning was had on the 3rd December 2011.

A huge thank you for all the hard work put in by those that helped organise and run the event.

Organised by the Cowpen Farm and Isabella Residents Association in partnership with the Blyth Isabella Centre, the Neighbourhood Police Team, Homes for Northumberland and Northumberland Wildlife Trust a very busy programme of events and over a dozen stalls was well received...

Karate Club demonstration

Blyth Battery Display

Bric-a-brac and facepainting room

Nortld Wildlife Trust, Homes for Northumberland and Neighbourhood Police representatives

Lady Isabella Crafting Club stall

Crop Circle group's stall

Santa and his brilliant helper Callum
Rev Phillip Sherratt opened the proceedings
Whitley Bay Elim Church Group entertained with carols

Crafting and Scrapbooking with Crop Circle

Chris Knowles with Crop Circle's stall at 2011 Christmas Fayre
The Crop Circle group, facilitated by Chris Knowles, meet every Tuesday 6.30-9.00pm to take part in all manner of crafting activities. They also meet once every four weeks on a Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm. This is a scrapbooking class.

They are a social group who enjoy a good "natter", as much as the crafting, as part of their night's entertainment.

Due to some long-standing participants no longer being able to attend, they would like to recruit new members to the sessions. Anybody with an interest in crafting and scrapbooking is invited to come along and give it a try.

The Sunday group has a dedicated webpage for more information or come along on Tuesdays and speak to Chris...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Isabella Community Centre Cafe

The Cafe is open from 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Friday serving a variety of snacks and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.