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Upcoming Christmas Events

21 November 2014

Christmas is coming!

Christmas Carol Service
Friday 12th December, 11am at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Minsteracres. Homemade soup and mince pies will be provided afterwards at Daybreak, Minsteracres Centre.
For service users: If this falls on your usual day of attendance, your usual transport arrangements will apply. Unfortunately, due to a limited amount of space in the church, we cannot extend the invitation to service users who do not usually attend on this day.

Christmas Party
Thursday 18th December at Daybreak Montagu Centre, Cowgate Community Centre, 10.30am-2.30pm.
Entertainment will include a disco and a raffle.
For service users: If this falls on your usual day of attendance, your usual transport arrangements will apply. If this is not on your usual day of attendance, you are very welcome to come but due to restricted space on our vehicles, please make your own transport arrangements.

Upcoming Christmas Events for service users, parents/carers, volunteers, staff and friends of Daybreak, learning disability charity, north-east
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Halloween at Minsteracres

14 November 2014

On October 31st, staff and service users at Daybreak’s Minsteracres Centre had a Halloween party. Service users were involved with preparations for the party, including making decorations and carving pumpkins.

Halloween party, service users, Minsteracres, Consett, Daybreak, learning disabilityHalloween party, service users, Minsteracres, Consett, Daybreak, learning disability

The day started off with everyone in fancy Dress having their photo taken. Service users were also given a demonstration of how to make a witch’s broomstick by Volunteer, Tim, before having the opportunity to make their own. The first one was given to Centre Manager, Cath to go with her witch. The day continued with activities, such as ‘pin the tail on the cat’ and ‘pass the pumpkin.’

Halloween party, service users, Minsteracres, Consett, Daybreak, learning disability

For lunch, the group had hot dogs and wedges, followed by cakes supplied by service users, parents and Daybreak staff. After lunch, the party continued with a disco with service user Stephen as the DJ, before having a karaoke session.

Halloween party, service users, Minsteracres, Consett, Daybreak, learning disability

It was a brilliant day with lots of food, singing and dancing. Everyone’s costumes were fantastic and it was clear that a lot of effort had gone into making them!

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Newcastle College's catering students cook for service users at Acomb

24 October 2014

As part of Daybreak's partnership with Newcastle college, catering students came to prepare lunch for Acomb service users. They made some leek and potato, and spicy carrot soup, as well as apple crumble with custard for pudding.

Newcastle College's catering students cook for service users at Daybreak, learning disability charity, AcombNewcastle College's catering students cook for service users at Daybreak, learning disability charity, Acomb

Emma, who had the spicy carrot soup, said, "It was really nice – 10 out of 10." Ellen enjoyed the leak and the potato soup and said it was "Yummy, delicious and nice." Heather described the apple crumble as "tasty.”

Newcastle College's catering students cook for service users at AcombNewcastle College's catering students cook for service users at Daybreak, learning disability charity, Acomb

Afterwards, some service users took photographs as part of their project on still-life.

Newcastle College's catering students cook for service users at Daybreak, learning disability charity, Acomb

Many thanks to Newcastle College for visiting our centre, and we all really enjoyed the food.

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