#HAND – Have A Nice Day

For some people, the latter part of January can be gloomy; Christmas is a distant memory and the dark nights seem to have gone on forever – and it’s cold!

In response to this, the Wellbeing for Life team are today launching their #HAND campaign to encourage us all to help ourselves and others to ‘have a nice day’!

Please watch out for and share their message - ‘if you’re wanting to make a positive change in your life, whether it be to get out more, feel healthier or to connect with your local community, the team are here to help.’  They also ask us to support the campaign by spreading a little happiness whenever we can.

For more details about the Wellbeing for life service, visit: or telephone Freephone: 0800 8766887


FREE Heath courses leading to a Level 2 qualification

Skills North East are offering FREE courses to gain an accredited Level 2 qualification in Health.

The short courses aim to enhance knowledge and reinforce experience that will enable progression across a wide variety of job roles and volunteer positions.

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact Gemma on: Office: 0191 250 4590, Mobile: 07940 710982 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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County Durham & Darlington Foundation Trust Charity - Burns Night

CDDFT NHS charity enhances patient care and experience by encouraging donations to fund new equipment or training and relies on the goodwill of our local community and businesses offering kind donations, fundraising or volunteering.

Join the Burns Night celebrations on Thursday 25 January 2019 at 7pm at Headlam Hall, Darlington with family and friends and enjoy an evening of food, music and dancing.

Tickets cost £37.00.

For tickets please contact us on 01325 743781/0191 3332167 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Dog training classes for beginners


Animal Instinct


Dog Training for Beginners


  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Leave
  • Recall
  • Down
  • Heel
  • Socialisation
  • + 6 techniques to get the best out of your training

One hour sessions in dog training for 6 weeks every Wednesday starting 16 January 2019 from 6.30 – 7.30pm at Delves Lane Village Hall, Delves Lane, Consett, DH8 7BH.

The 6 week course, plus the training manual and refreshments costs £75.

For further information visit:

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Phone: 07512 672724. 




County Durham Community Foundation vacancy

County Durham Community Foundation has a vacancy for a full time/part time Donor Services Manager.

Further information, including job description and guidance notes on how to apply can be found here at

Closing date for applications is 3 February 2019.