Thank You Baily Thomas

Thank you to Baily Thomas for supporting our ‘Reach for the Stars’ Film Making Project!

‘Reach for the Stars’ caters specifically for  individuals with learning disabilities or as we prefer ‘Special Abilities’. Learners explore themes, ideas, story generation and planning in a relaxed environment. Course encourage team working both in front and behind the camera, shooting short fun scenes, which are combined to produce a finished film.

It is a great opportunity to gain confidence and new skills as well as develop friendships. Each project concludes with a film screening and awards ceremony to which  family, friends and the public are invited.


Make Lunch – Co-op local cause

Our Make Lunch project has been chosen as a ‘local cause’ of the Co-op. If you are a member of the Co-op and select ‘Make Lunch Chester-le-Street’ as your local cause we will receive 1p for every £1 you spend at the Co-op on selected products and services.

To do this, go to:


Sign into the Co-op website or use the Co-op app.

Contact Neil Garlick, our Children’s and Families worker, if you want to know more (07855 386292;


Thank you in advance!

Vacancies for Volunteers at Cornerstones Centre for the Community/CLS Methodist Church

Do  you  have  a  few   hours  to  spare  on  a  regular  basis?

Would  you  like  to  join  our  little  army  of  Cornerstones volunteers?

If  so  we  have  vacancies  for  the following  posts: 


Helping to sell the enormous variety of bric-a-brac which is donated.  Duties include setting out the stall the previous day.  Please contact Joan Evans (tel:  0191 3881313) or email 


Helping to cook and serve subsidised lunches.  These lunches are open to all the community.  Please contact Denise Holmes or Lesley Walton (tel:  0191 3881313) or email 


Helping to make and serve teas and coffees.  The coffee mornings are open to all the community.  Please contact Denise Holmes or Lesley Walton (tel:  0191 3881313) or email 


             Make Lunch is an hour of activities for families during school holidays, followed by a hot meal for families and volunteers to share together.  Volunteers could help prepare the meal, run activities for the children or chat to the adults.  Contact Neil Garlick (tel: 07855 386292) 

All these posts are as part of a friendly team working on a rota basis, usually once a month (except for the ‘Make Lunch’ team).  It’s an opportunity to meet people, make new friends and to be of service to the community we live among.

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