On Saturday 19 November Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) hosted its annual Christmas Fair and Family Day at the Pioneering Care Centre. A fantastic 636 people visited the healthy living centre in Newton Aycliffe – making it the best attended yet. A variety of local stallholders sold candles, cosmetics, jewellery, knitted crafts, woodwork, cards and more. A local choir sang carols from the rafters and visitors took a break from shopping to enjoy seasonal snack in the Mall Coffee Shop. Families also enjoyed the festive foliage decoration workshop and designing Christmas biscuits, both delivered by Colour your Life. Carol Gaskarth PCP Chief Executive said “We were very pleased to see so many local residents enjoying themselves at the fair, and would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the supporters who came along and created such a great atmosphere! Thanks to our local MP Phil Wilson for coming along and also to the Mayor Jed Hillary for selling some of his handmade products in aid of his nominated charities. The staff, volunteers and stall holders did a fabulous job as always and Santa went down a treat too. If you came I hope you had fun and bought plenty of festive gifts – I certainly did!” The Great Aycliffe and Middridge Area Action Partnership (GAMP) team attended to gather local resident’s votes on priority areas and where council money should be spent locally. If you missed them you have until 13 December to vote. For further information about PCP visit the Pioneering Care Centre, tel: 01325 321234, email: enquiries@pcp.uk.net or visit www.pcp.uk.net Or find PCP on Twitter: @ PioneeringCare and Facebook: @PCPandCentre.

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