After the success of County Durham Tees Valley Rescue Mission, working alongside people in the West Ward area of Newton Aycliffe, we have put on a range of events including Community Breakfasts, BBQs, Ladies Afternoon Tea, Film Nights, Computer Clinic, Bacon Butty Thursday, Craft Club also providing for the Hungry Holidays and Fun Day programmes. We provided 1308 free packed lunches and activities for our community over the summer holidays. We are still going to help contribute our services to the West ward of Newton Aycliffe. As our mission statement is continuing “Building Communities” and building up awareness on Modern Day Slavery.

“County Durham Tees Valley Rescue Mission are proud to announce the launch of our new project Junction 7.

Junction 7 will be launched on the 22nd October 2018.

Junction 7 will be operating an Emergency Community Food Bank from their base at 7 Silverdale Place, Newton Aycliffe DL5 7DZ, to serve all the Communities of Newton Aycliffe.

The aim of the Food Bank is to offer a variety of food services for the needs of Newton Aycliffe. We will also be offering one to one advice and an Advocacy Service, where you can come and have a friendly chat and a cuppa in confidence to see what other services are available or we can sign post you to. Newton Aycliffe has so many services that are there to help people, we have a large list of organisations. If you have a service that you can provide to people of Newton Aycliffe, please contact us so we can add you to our list and add your leaflets to our notice boards.

To mark this event we have partnered with other local organisations such as Livin & Involve to bring a Community Double Decker Activity Bus to our area. The bus will consist of a range of activities including Xbox Tournament, Slime Making, Grass Heads and Human Propelled Smoothie Making Bicycle as well as other activities for all age groups (under 8s accompanied by an adult). The bus (Elsie) will be parked at Silverdale Place on the 22nd & 23rd October from 12 noon until 3pm. Lunch will be provided for both days and all the activities will be free of charge except our Tombola Stand.

There have been numerous people who have supported us in what we have done so far. The biggest thank you goes to our volunteers who have a passion in what they do, continuing to always go the extra mile in what we do. We would also like to thank the following – ACE (formerly GACAP), Tesco, Honest John, Woodham Community Centre, MAD choir, Western Area Community Centre, Livin, Harvest Church, Bethany Nursing Home, Eddy Adam, Kate Hopper, County Durham Police (especially Chris Obrian, Mike Welch and Andy Boyd), Children’s Blessings, Bike Haul UK, Bolams, Humankind, PCP, Rotary Club, Neville Community Centre, Trussell Trust, Fareshare, Dorothy Bowman for her support in our time in the Western Area Community Centre, Hub of Wishes, local Residents Associations.

We would like to thank all the families and especially the children in the West Ward for all their support.

All the events we do are heavily relied on with donations, we would like to thank everyone who has donated anonymously to these events, without you we wouldn’t be able to serve our community.

County Durham Tees Valley Rescue Mission supporting Junction 7.

Bringing together partner agencies to consult with young people to discover what they think about their area and what would make it a great place to be…….. “Youth Voice” in Action #building communities