Search is welcoming the neighbouring charity West End Befrienders (WEB) to be part of the Search family. The WEB charity provides support to older people who feel lonely or need advocacy in the west of Newcastle. It relies on volunteers to run groups or to befriend people in their own homes. The two organisations share a lot in common and it makes sense for them to be under the same roof in the Search office on Adelaide Terrace. 

The move will take place in April and no activities or groups are expected to experience any change.


Search is now partnered with Unity Lottery and is offering a weekly lottery with a top prize of £25,000 per week plus other prizes. The idea is that Unity Lottery combines the prize money from hundreds of charities across the country but lets you specify which local charity benefits from your contribution. So if you pick Search we will take a proportion of the money and you will be entered into a large, nationwide lottery.


If you would like to find out more about helping Search through a lottery go to Unity Lottery http://www.unitylottery.co.uk/search Alternatively you can download a direct debit application form and print it out and send it by freepost.

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After a public competition Search has won the title of Sainsbury's charity of the year for their Denton Burn branch close to where Search is based. We are very excited at the prospects of raising awarenes of the needs of older people in the west of Newcastle. It's going to be fun to be working in partnership with Sainsbury's to raise funds and support to change the lives older people. We are planning lots of events and activities to make the most of this great opportunity, stay tuned for more news.

Following a very generation contribution from Lord Beecham we decided to produce a short 2 minute film to show people the work Search does and how we might be able to help. Lots of older people and their relatives aren't aware of the groups, advice and support available at Search on their own doorsteps. So we hit upon the idea of a video that shows Search through the eyes of someone passing our office on Adelaide Terrace and taking a look inside.

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq4CaHcr73c and check it out for yourself. You might recognise some familiar faces.

 

It is time to celebrate our achievements and enjoy a dance

Join us at St James on Benwell Lane for a once a year look at what Search has been up to and share your thoughts on future plans and ideas. We will begin with lunch and then an afternoon tea dance,1940s style and chat with new and old friends. Feel free to dress up in your 1940’s finest attire. 

This is your opportunity to tell us what you think about Search’s work, ideas for the future and dance! 

12.30pm to 3pm. Booking essential 0191 273 7443