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North-East Collection Points For Ukraine Donations

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Wondering where your nearest collection point is to help Ukranian families in need? Look no further than below:

 

  • Deal Direct Blinds, Gateshead

Address: Unit 4, Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead, NE8 3AH

Managing director Ed has decided he can’t sit back knowing that people are struggling and need supplies in Ukraine.
So he’s going to leave this Thursday to drive there with some supplies!
Items needed are below ;
-Plasters
-Bandages
-Medicine (paracetamol, ibuprofen and alcohol wipes)
-Sudocrem
-Nappies
-Barriers
-Torches
-Flashes
-Calpol
-Baby wipes
-Towels
-Sanitary towels
-Baby food
-Baby toys
-Tooth paste
-Tooth brushes
-Hair brushes
-Tinned food with opener attached
-Pet food
  • Benton, Newcastle

Address: Unit 23, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Whitley Road, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9SZ

Cut off point is next Monday!

URGENTLY NEEDED:
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen, paracetamol)
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– male socks
– dry food – rice / pasta
  • Sushi Yammi ,North Shields and Di Meo’s, Whitley Bay

Address: 34 Spence Terrace, North Shields, NE29 0JE or Di Meo’s Ices: 9 Marine Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1LX

Needed by Tuesday next week!

URGENTLY NEEDED:
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen, paracetamol)
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– male socks
– dry food – rice / pasta
  • The Polish Centre, Newcastle

Address: 2 Maple Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7SF

Donations open from 3rd to 13th March. From 2 pm to 6 pm.

Donations will be taken to Poland and divided between temporary care shelters, or as needed, transported to Ukraine.

Needed:

Warm clothes (all sizes), military gear, shoes and boots (all sizes), sleeping bags, ground mats, walkie talkies, nappies, wheelchairs, baby food, protein bars, non-perishable foods, hot water bottles, batteries, torches, candles, wet wipes, sanitary products, breast pads, toothbrushes, toileteries, new underwear, socks, first aid, pain relief, multi vitamins, back packs, pet food and items for children such as crayons, teddies etc.

 

  • Longhoughton, Alnwick

Address: 3 Lacey Street, Longhoughton, Alnwick, NE66 3AH

*URGENTLY NEEDED*
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen)
– anti-flue medicine(Lemsips etc))
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– dry food (pasta, rice…)
  • The Hub, Stranton, Hartlepool

Address: The Energy Hub, Dimensional House, 1, 81 Stranton, Hartlepool TS24 7QT

A lorry leaving next Saturday (14th March)

NO CLOTHING YET!

Clean blankets and quilts, first aid kits, toiletries, baby items such as nappies, milk and wet wipes, painkillers such as paracetomol and ruck sacks.

 

  • Firthmoor Community Centre, Darlington

Address: Burnside Rd, Darlington DL1 4SU

The First round of donations will be taken to the polish border this Saturday!

Please take donations to reception between 9am-5pm

In need of the following:

blankets, backpacks, travel cushions, underwear, baby milk, nappies, power banks, pet food, reading glasses, first aid kits, thermal socks (for all ages), unlocked old mobile phones, non-perishable foods such as tinned rice, beans etc and toiletries.

 

  • The Farmers Club, Ryhope, Sunderland

Address: The Farmers Club, Ryhope village, SR20PF or 22 Esdale, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR20JE and also offering collection within Sunderland!

Drop offs – mon-fri – 7pm-11pm

Currently collecting:

Over the counter medication, first aid supplies, bandages, antiseptic creams, pain relief etc Baby milk formula, baby bottles, toiletries, batteries and sleeping bags.

 

  • Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Address: Ramparts Business Park, Kings Mount Unit 1, TD15 1TQ, Berwick upon Tweed

Open 9am – 5pm
NOT ACCEPTED:
CLOTHES & TOYS
Items needed:
Thermal blankets / thermal blankets
sleeping bags / sleeping bags
Good quality beddin / linen
Sleeping mats / sleeping mats
military mattresses
Good quality blankets / blankets
Good quality Raincoats (only clothing please)
Personal hygiene products
Toothpaste / paste
toothbrush / brushes
Wet wipes / wet wipes
Nappies / diapers ( most need size 0-1)
Sanitary items / sanitary napkins / tampons
Paper towels
Antibacterial fluids
medical spirit
Disposable and reusable face masks / masks
Dressings, liquid for disinfecting and disinfecting wounds
Bandages of dressings Celox (i.e. granules for quick staunching blood and gauze) Turnstiles, or tourniquets to stop blood.
Field tents
Camp beds
Coal furnaces
Cooking cauldrons
Microfiber towels
Reusable tableware sets, i.e. plates and cutlery
Batteries of various sizes,
candles
flashlights
pain relief / painkillers / paracetamol
All kinds of instant food (i.e. instant soups to be poured with boiling water, etc.)
Breakfast cereals
Energy bars
Dried fruits
Pasta
Infant formula milk and bottles
jars of baby food
dry food for dogs and cats
  • The Cut Back, Saltburn By The Sea

Address: 10 Dundas St W, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1BL

Drop off point for donations for items to be taken to Ukraine next week. Please drop items off by closing time on Saturday!
NO CLOTHING NEEDED AT THE MOMENT!
As of right now, what is needed are items such as:
*URGENTLY NEEDED*
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen)
– anti-flue medicine(Lemsips etc))
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– dry food (pasta, rice…)
  • Ferryhill, County Durham

Address: 23 Ferversham Terrace, Chilton Lane, Ferryhill Satation, Ferryhill, DL17 0BW

Urgently needed:

-First aid kits incl plasters, bandages, eye washes and sterile wipes.

-Over the counter medication incl paracetomol and calpol.

-Good condition blankets, quilts and sleeping bags.

 

  • Millbury Hill, Darlington

Addresses the following:

Richmond, Broken Brea Farm, DL10 7EY
Head Office, Stokesley Business Park, TS9 5NZ
Stokesley Store, The Mill, TS9 5BH
Sutton on the Forest, Stillington Road, YO61 1EH
Whitby Store, Shelly Hill, YO21 1SF
Whitehaven Store, 3 Preston Street, CA28 7HU
There is also drop off point at Venture Properties 45 Duke Street, DL3 7SD who are doing this also to help the crisis.
Collecting until March 10th.
We will then arrange for these items to be forwarded on:
Blankets/sleeping bags
First aid kits, bandages, plasters, anti-septic creams, paracetamol
Toiletries, shower gel, shampoo, toothbrushes,toothpaste
Baby milk, nappies
Underwear (brand new)
Socks (brand new)
Disposable cutlery/cups
Non perishable food items, rice/tins
Pet supplies, food, vet supplies, calming tablets
  • Middlesbrough

Address: Pineapple Black, Hill Street Centre, Middlesbrough

By Monday 7th March

NO CLOTHING TO BE COLLECTED UNTIL REQUESTED

As of right now, what is needed are items such as:
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen)
– anti-flue medicine(Lemsips etc))
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– dry food (pasta, rice…)

We just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who’s organised a collection point, donated, shared and supported these essential collections! It’s great to see the region coming together to help Ukrainian’s in need at this devastating time.

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Fenwicks Announce Ticketed Christmas Programme

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Tickets are to go on sale this morning for the hugely popular Santa on the Roof events which are a highlight of the festive season at Fenwick in Newcastle.

The city centre store announced the return of the children’s treat as part of its Christmas programme which, besides the grand unveiling of its annual window display, will include the popular Santa’s Cinema, breakfast and supper clubs with the big man and – new for this year – an afternoon tea event.

Santa on the Roof is an immersive experience which sees elves accompany ticket-holders on a Santa’s Express Elevator ride to the store’s rooftop to meet singing reindeer before they take an ‘elf-mobile’ to meet Santa in his cabin. It will be back this year from November 7 up until Christmas Eve, December 24 and this will go on sale first.

Tickets, costing £17.50, will be available from Thursday, September 29. And families will need to be quick off the mark as they are always quickly snapped up.

Sales of Fenwick’s other seasonal experiences, running November and December, will follow in October. These will include tickets for Santa’s Breakfast Club, Santa’s Supper Club, Santa’s Cinema and the new event, Afternoon Tea with Santa.

This year, Fenwick’s says that all restaurant experiences do not include a visit to Santa on the Roof as part of the experience so this must be purchased separately. And, due to the acticipated high demand, Fenwick ticket provider Ticketsource will be providing a virtual queue to help manage bookings. The advice for keen customers – from the moment they join the queue – is to avoid loading multiple tabs or refreshing their browser.

The Santa on the Roof experience will also offer youngsters a chance to enjoy craft activities with the elves, including decorating a bespoke ceramic plate to take home, and there will a stop-off too at Café Claus for winter-warming drinks and sweet treats along with an opportunity to take an ‘Elfie’ inside Santa’s sleigh, says the store.

Santa’s Cinema, screening festive family films, will be located on the fifth floor of the department store from Thursday, November 10 and will cost £17.50. Adults will be able to choose between a complimentary mulled wine or spiced apple juice and young ones can enjoy hot chocolate or juice plus plenty popcorn.

There also will be a Roof Thirty-Nine Pre-Cinema Experience available for £35 where, before the film screening, guests will be able to take in the view from Fenwick’s roof-top restaurant alongside a cocktail, nibbles and a main course.

This year the festive breakfast and supper club events will take place inside Fenwick’s new Arthur’s Restaurant on the first floor. Santa’s Breakfast Club will run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from Friday, November 9 until Friday, December 23, offering waffles, eggs and sausages. Young guests will receive elf hats and colouring books before meeting the mischievous elves and Santa for a picture and Christmas gift. Tickets will be £20.

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Sam Fender: How Much Are Tickets?

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Sam Fender has delighted fans by announcing a huge stadium show at Newcastle’s St. James’ Park. The North Shields singer will play at the home of Newcastle United on June 9, 2023 and fans can sign up for pre sale tickets now.

The 28-year-old singer will follow in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, for his performance and becomes the first Geordie musician to headline the iconic stadium.

It’s been a huge 2022 so far for the ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ singer, picking up BRIT, NME, and Ivor Novello Awards, and a first nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize next week, for his second album, the critically acclaimed number one album, ‘Seventeen Going Under’.

Tickets for the huge stadium show go on general sale at 10am on Friday, September 9 via Ticketmaster and See Tickets. Pre-sale goes live at 10am on Wednesday, September 7.

But how much are tickets? Pitch standing tickets are £57.50 (plus fees) and seating tickets start from £47.50 (plus fees).

Speaking of the show, Sam Fender said: “Ever since I started this band, I always used to joke with the boys that one day we might play St James’ Park in Newcastle.

“It’s a childhood dream come true, and we’re actually gonna play it on the 9th June. This is literally gonna be the biggest show we’ve ever done – our first stadium show, which is so weird to say! I can’t wait, it’s gonna be absolutely lush and I hope to see yas all there.”

Support for the show will come from Inhaler and Holly Humberstone.

Will you be trying to bag tickets? Do you think they are a reasonable price?

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Top Gun star Tom Cruise spotted at Teesside Airport

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An A-list actor has been seen stepping off a jet at a North East airport.

Top Gun star Tom Cruise was seen just before 11:30am on Tuesday 6 September at Teesside airport.

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said: “Another day, another Hollywood superstar flies into Teesside Airport.”An eagle eyed Teessider caught Tom Cruise flying into the airport before he boarded a helicopter.”

He added: “Apparently he was piloting the helicopter when he got on, not sure about the plane though.”

The Hollywood actor had previously been spotted in the region filming the newest instalment of the Mission Impossible series in the village of Levisham, near Pickering, North Yorkshire.

According to a source, Cruise was “very friendly” and had waved and smiled at onlookers as he made his way across the tarmac. After a few friendly exchanges from afar, the star was whisked away in a car before boarding a helicopter bound for an undisclosed destination.

It is thought that Mr Cruise arrived to and from the Mission Impossible set in this helicopter.

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