Daybreak

Refurbishment of the toilets at Minsteracres

17 July 2014

Daybreak have received a donation from the Rotary clubs of Derwentside and North Shields to be used towards the refurbishment of the toilets at Minsteracres.

The work has taken a week to carry out. Malcolm from Reiver Flooring and Jed from Hexham carried out the refurbishment. Daybreak are grateful to Minsteracres Retreat Centre for the use of the Youth Centre toilets in our hour of need. The paintwork has been done by two of our own service users to a very high standard. Also, now the work has been completed, volunteer Colin Hayes has started on a mural to go in the passageway as a finishing touch. The toilets being refurbished will greatly benefit all the Service Users, Volunteers, Staff and visitors as the toilets are now completely hygienic.

One of our service users said "The toilets are nice and bright and clean now." Daybreak would like to say a big 'thank you' to the Rotary clubs of Derwentside and North Shields.

Refurbishment of the toilets at Minsteracres
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Minsteracres' service users visit Ouseburn's All day Fun Day

17 July 2014

On Friday 27th June, service users from our Minsteracres Centre were invited to the Ouseburn Centre's All Day fun Day. There were cake stalls, a tombola and raffle stall, and crafts and creative writing workshops. During the craft workshops, service users had the chance to learn how to create felt hearts. Everyone had an enjoyable day with lots of things to do. One of our service users said "What I liked best about the day was meeting other service users.”

Read more about our All Day Fun Day event here: http://goo.gl/t5tl0H

Minsteracres' service users visit Ouseburn's All day Fun DayMinsteracres' service users visit Ouseburn's All day Fun Day
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Renewal of the polytunnel at Daybreak, Minsteracres

11 July 2014

Work has commenced on the renewal of the main Polytunnel in the Walled Garden, at Daybreak's Minsteracres Centre. The tunnel is being renewed after the storms of December last year, which destroyed the previous tunnel.

Renewal of the polytunnel at Daybreak, Minsteracres

The workmen have dug out the base where the old tunnel was fixed and created a new trench for the new polythene cover to be fixed. The work should take about three days to complete. The work is being carried out by Polytunnels Scotland.

Renewal of the polytunnel at Daybreak, Minsteracres

It is hoped that with the renewal of the poly tunnel, the plants that are in there now will start and grow at a greater pace and the local wildlife will leave them alone. Staff and service users at Minsteracres are hoping this one will last them a long time!

Renewal of the polytunnel at Daybreak, Minsteracres
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