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Elizabeth wins award for 5 years' service at Oxfam!

20 October 2014

Elizabeth, one of our Acomb Centre service users, has just received an award for 5 years of service at Oxfam, Hexham.

Daybreak, Acomb. Service user, Elizabeth wins award for volunteering at Oxfam

Her line manager, Dodo Weetman, presented Elizabeth with the award. Dodo said, “We were delighted to present Elizabeth with her five year service award at our strawberries and cream party. Elizabeth works very hard when she is at Oxfam. She carries out a variety of tasks such as operating the till, bagging up collected stock, sorting clothes and helping to cash up. She is always polite, positive and enthusiastic. It is a pleasure to have her as one of our team.”


Daybreak, Acomb. Service user, Elizabeth wins award for volunteering at OxfamDaybreak, Acomb. Service user, Elizabeth wins award for volunteering at Oxfam

“I have been coming to Daybreak for a long time. It’s made me feel better about myself, more confident. I’ve got loads of friends in here. I like art and craft, and working on the market stall. I think this helped me in my work at Oxfam. I love working at Oxfam and meeting new people and serving them. I like talking to new people now.”

Daybreak, Acomb. Service user, Elizabeth wins award for volunteering at OxfamDaybreak, Acomb. Service user, Elizabeth wins award for volunteering at Oxfam

We are very pleased that Elizabeth is able to use the skills she has developed at Daybreak to experience different working environments and feel confident enough to meet and talk to new people.

Daybreak, Acomb. Service user, Elizabeth wins award for volunteering at Oxfam

Elizabeth has also just got engaged to her boyfriend, Joe. Congratulations Elizabeth!

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Acomb's Sunflower Competition

13 October 2014

Service users at Daybreak's Acomb Centre planted their sunflowers in spring, in preparation for a competition to see who could grow the tallest sunflower. Both gardening groups selected sunflower seeds and tended them in the polytonal until they were large enough to plant out. Unfortunately a lot of sunflowers were eaten by rabbits.... But Stuey's sunflower grew to be a whopping 8”1”! Well done Stuey!

Service user, Stewy wins Daybreak, Acomb's Sunflower Competition!
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You're invited to Daybreak's AGM 2014!

10 October 2014

We would like to invite friends of Daybreak to join us at our Annual General Meeting and celebration commencing at 10am on Thursday 16th October, at our headquarters near Hexham.

Our address is: Network House, Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4SA.

There will be stalls with Daybreak produce, a tombola and a raffle. We will also be holding a competition to choose our service users' photos to be used for our calendar. Everyone is welcome.

Lunch will be available at a nominal charge consisting of: Daybreak’s homemade soup and bread, cakes and biscuits, as well as tea and coffee.

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