​​​​ UPCOMING EVENTS                                             ​                                                                                                              

             

  Blind Awareness Event








                   






  ​​   Charity Night
     October/November 2019
     






       


    Christmas Meal 

    December 2019

    
 











 



  ​   Days Out




   




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   Drop-In Introductory Days - Dean Bank & Ferryhill Literary Institute, St Cuthbert's Terrace, Ferryhill,  DL17 8PP 
   1-3pm






​​ PREVIOUS EVENTS

 2018

 Once again everyone enjoyed themselves this year at our annual Charity Night which was held at The Victory Club, Tudhoe.  The band was TimeCheck who played a selection of hits from the 60's and 70's.  The Mayor of Spennymoor Clive Maddison, Mayoress Liz Maddison and Deputy Mayor Paul Humble and his wife Clare Humble were in attendance.  The Mayor opened the evening with a few words and the Deputy Mayor did the raffle.  A brilliant night was had by all, and a big Thank you to everyone that came along.












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Blind Awareness New Age Kurling Competition
Our annual Blind Awareness New Age Kurling Competition took place on Wednesday 6 June 2018 and was sponsored by Specsavers Bishop Auckland.  There were 8 teams entered and the prizes were presented by the Chair of The 3 Towns Area Action Partnership, Eddie Tomlinson.  The teams were: Alcocops; CA Cast; CA Cast Offs; Friends Reunited; Police; Real McCoys; Wolsingham Primary School; and Youth Forum.  It was really close this year, the winners were the Real McCoys and runners up were CA Cast Offs.  They both had 8 points but the Real McCoys won by having won more games.




















 2017

 Charity Night

 This year our annual Charity Night was held at Tudhoe Victory Club and the entertainment was provided by Mark Hodgson.  The event was   opened by Cllr Alan Gardner.  We raised £275 from ticket sales and £426 from raffle ticket sales, making a total of £701.  Santander are able to increase the money by a further £426.










Great North Run

 Samantha Nicolson completed the Great North Run in 2 hours and 22 minutes and was the first time she had entered the run.  She raised a total of £542 and members raised a further £325, making a total of £867.   













Blind Awareness New Age Kurling Competition

We had another good year for the Blind Life Awareness Competition with eight teams entering.  They were: Blind Life 'Real McCoys'; C A Group; Barclays (Teams 1 and 2) ​Wolsingham Primary School; TSB; Police; and LEAPs.

​The Winners this year were Barclays (Team 2) and the runners up were the team from ​LEAPs.  Both teams were presented their trophies and medals by ​The County Durham Lord Lieutenant, Sue Snowden.  Sue chatted with several of the players and was impressed by what the ​charity does for its members.

​The amount raised on the night was £440 and Guess Teddy's Birthday raised £38.











2016


The Great North Run
One of the members, Jack McGrath's  great nephew, Corey Nicholson ran the Great North Run on behalf of Blind Life in Durham, completing the course  in 1 hour 45 minutes.and raising an amazing £500.  

Below is a photo of Corey after the run and then a picture of Corey presenting Jack with the money rasied.  Well Done Corey and Thank You!












The Blind Awareness New Age Kurling Competition

The Blind Life Awareness Competition, sponsored by Specsavers in Bishop Auckand, was another really good year.  Six teams took part; 
2 from Barclays: 1 Durham Police;  1 from Thorn's; 1 from LEAPS; and 1 from Blind Life in Durham.  The Real McCoy's (Blind Life) won again with the team comprising of Julie Fox, Emma Gilfoyle, Elsie Snowdon and David Stephenson. The LEAPS team were runner's up and the best blindfold was won by a lady  from Thorn's. 

 £343 was raised on the night and £100 was donated by North Star Housing and Gregg's in Crook provided some of the buffet.  An employee 
from Barclays hopes to double the £443 with their Employee £ for £ scheme.