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Visit to St James' Park

24 November 2014

Service users from Daybreak’s Acomb Centre, as well as from Gateway into the Community, have recently visited St James Park.

Visit to St James' Park, Daybreak, Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland, learning disability charity

Thursday mens’ group are doing a football course with the Newcastle United Foundation, and the visit to the football stadium was part of the course. The group learnt about the history of the football club

Visit to St James' Park, Daybreak, Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland, learning disability charity

The group were shown around St James’ Football Grounds. They went into the changing rooms, the directors’ box, went onto the pitch-side, and sat in the dug-outs.

Visit to St James' Park, Daybreak, Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland, learning disability charity

The ‘away’ changing room had football shirts from all the premier league football teams. Service user, David, said he really liked these.

Visit to St James' Park, Daybreak, Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland, learning disability charity

Another service user, James, thought the best bit was coming out of the tunnel onto the pitch as the entry music played. He also said the view from the stand was ‘fantastic’.

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Life Skills Instructor, Tony, said, “The trip was really eye-opening, and everyone had fun”.

Visit to St James' Park, Daybreak, Acomb, Hexham, Northumberland, learning disability charity
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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.

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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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