Great North Run 2016 – what a weekend!

Sunday September 11th saw a team of  runners complete the 13.1 route from Newcastle City Centre to South Shields in aid of Silverline Memories.  It was a wonderful day and we are so grateful for all of their efforts, and also junior volunteer Hannah who ran in the Junior GNR on Saturday September 10th.  We will be announcing the totals raised as soon as...

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Funding from Gateshead Council

We are delighted to have received £9500 from Gateshead Council’s Building Capacity Fund. Some of this money will be spent on developing the partnerships between Silverline Memories and other community groups and charities wishing to be involved in our Community Garden Project in Springwell, Gateshead. The remainder will be spent on the Garden itself, renovating a small building which is to be used as Men’s Shed Project at...

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Silverline Memories has a new home

We are delighted to have found a new home within Great Park Community Centre.  The Centre is the perfect venue for our Friday Lunch Club and Carer Support Sessions and many of you will know it from our monthly Tea Dances.  As we all our regular sessions we are also moving our Offices to the Centre.  Huge thanks to all staff, management and Trustees of GPCC for all their support at this transitional time for us.   Our new address is:...

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Marks and Spencer Spark Something Good for Silverline Memories!

We are overwhelmed that Marks and Spencer have selected our project, The Cecily Douglas Memory Garden in Springwell Village, as one of only 24 to be transformed through their Spark Something Good initiative! On Wednesday July 20th, volunteers from Marks and Spencer will be at the Garden to transform an old building into a lovely Cafe/Break Out area for visitors and users of the Garden.  This help will be invaluable to us and will...

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Marks and Spencer Charity of the Year 2016

We are delighted to have been selected as Marks and Spencer Charity of the Year 2016 for the Kenton Bar (Kingston Park) store.  We are already seeing our collection pots appearing at the checkouts and have three M&S staff running in the Great North 10k to raise funds for us!  We are thrilled by this support and would like to publically express our gratitude.  The difference this will make to us is immeasurable.

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Belle – a Time Slips Story

On Friday we had a visit from Romi Jones who helped our Friday Lunch Club members write a Time Slips Story.  Time Slips is a programme that supports story telling with people with dementia by “replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine”. The group were shown a picture and together wrote a story about what they saw.  Here below, is the story of Belle.   She’s taking the dog for a walk She made a phone...

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Press Release – Cecily Douglas Memory Garden

Silverline Memories Opens Dementia Friendly Garden in Gateshead The Mayor of Gateshead will officially open the North East’s first Social and Therapeutic Garden Project for people with Dementia and those who care for them, during a Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd 2016.  Based on the Springwell Estate, Gateshead, the Cecily Douglas Memory Garden has been created by North East Dementia Charity Silverline memories,...

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Silverline Memories is on Givey!

We are delighted to announce that we have selected Givey as our Fundraising Partner, allowing fundraisers to collect online donations for their tremendous efforts.  So far in 2016 we have people SkyDiving in May, running the Great North 10k in July, and both the Junior and Main Great North Runs in September! You can find our page at https://www.givey.com/silverlinememoriescio, and to create your own page simply select the...

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Dementia through young people’s eyes – Comic Relief video featuring young people from Silverline Memories

In 2015 we were fortunate to receive funding from the Comic Relief North East Dementia Fund.  That grant was a springboard that led to the introduction of many more activities to our Dementia Cafe group.  Following on from that, the grandchildren of our members were issued with video recorders and asked to make a video diary of dementia through their eyes.  Their stories are included here.  Thankyou to everyone who supports Sports...

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Funding and Support for Silverline Memories – what a week!

We have been delighted this week to learn of several successful applications for support. GVOC Grants for Groups are supporting us with a grant to provide lighting at the Cecily Douglas Memory Garden, Springwell Estate, and the Ward Councillors have provided us with a £25o grant to help with the Garden Party launch on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd.  Dobbies Garden Centre, Ponteland, have chose us as one of the four projects they will...

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