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.

With all the Summer trips and activities you have been waiting for. Also news on new people at Search, lunch clubs in the west of Newcastle and help with money.

Search was the victim of a type of phone hack during the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately, criminals illegally took control of our charity's phones and made a large number of international calls before they were stopped. Our phone provider is billing us for £4400 and this will have a small but significant mpact on the number of activities and support we will be able to provide. If you want to help us to put on activities and trips for older people in the west of Newcastle please go to MyDonate and change things for the better.  

Bring your friends and get on down to what promises to be the best night of the Summer. Make a date in your diary for Monday 17 July from 6 to 9 pm at the Robert Stewart Memorial Hall on Wingrove Road, where the number 12 bus stops right 

outside. Dance the night away with hits from the 60’s and 70’s, spun by our very own DJ Anne Honey. Plus food,
competi0ns and prizes.


Tickets are only £2, available from Search.
Call into Adelaide Terrace or ring 0191 273 7443 and book your place.

As many of you might know Dee Johnson retired from Search earlier this month after 18 years helping older people at Search. Over the years she has supported thousands to receive their proper benefits in old age. There was a party at St James Church on April 3 to thank Dee for all her amazing work. Dee was presented with a bouquet of flowers from the Lord Mayor Hazel Stephenson who is also a Councillor for Benwell.

 Dee surrounded by her collleagues and friends.

 

 

The newsletter with all the info about future groups and events at Search this Spring,

 

Search has been nominated by our local Sainsbury’s in Denton Burn. We are in competition with two other charities to become their very prestigious ‘Charity of the Year’. Search is dependent on direct donations from the public to provide much needed support for lonely and disadvantaged, older people in the west of Newcastle. Winning the Sainsbury’s vote could really help the Margaret’s and John’s that need us.

What you can do is mosey over to www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk and then scroll down the page and
1. Write ‘Denton Burn’ into the box that says, “Search stores”,
2. Then click select under ‘Denton Burn Whickham view local’
3. FINALLY (honestly) Click vote under ‘Seach’


I know, I know, Sainsbury’s have spelt our name wrong but please click Vote ‘Seach’ and you will make the magic happen! Last year one chap said in passing while on the trip to Seahouses that he hadn't left the west of Newcastle for 20 years.

Sainsbury's Logo

Search is having a Ceilidh on Thursday May 4 to raise funds for the important work it does with older people in the West end. Music is provided by the Deadly Ernest Band and will begin 7.30 pm at Tyneside Irsish Centre in Gallowgate. To get your ticket ring 0191 2737443 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.