Review 2016

Looking back at 2016

Coffee Mornings at Haltwhistle always generate a large amount of support from the people there – May’s was no exception, raising £547!

In June, we were voted Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year and received a huge amount of support from them for the rest of 2016.

On July 24th, we held our regular sponsored Abseil from Lambley Viaduct, and a fortnight or so later, we were back at Sainsbury’s again with a stall to promote Chin Up, with raffle prizes and merchandise.

The 11th September saw runners raising money for us in the Great North Run.

We had a great day on 26th October at Bardon Mill. It was lovely to see so many little witches, zombies, vampires and storm troopers enjoying all the Halloween activities, including our Monster March. A special thank you to the Bardon Mill village hall for inviting us to take part and to Sainsbury of Haltwhistle for kindly donating 40 packed lunches. We raised a total of £97

In November, we threw open Jonathan’s House for a day, inviting all the traders and neighbours to visit and see what we do there. They’ve always been very supportive of Chin Up in Seahouses.

On December 8th the Hadrian Singers gave a Christmas concert and a Piano Recital in aid of Chin Up. Generous donations and a large number of raffle prizes raised in excess of £400.

The following day saw the Chin Up stall at Hexham Christmas Market, and Guy Opperman, local MP, dropped in to visit our last coffee morning of 2016.