Christmas Raffle Tickets

Our annual Christmas raffle tickets are on sale!
50p per ticket or £2.50 per book.
1st prize:- £100 Shopping Vouchers
2nd prize:- Christmas Hamper
3rd prize:- Christmas Cake
Contact the office via email or phone to get yours or pick them up at one of our events below!
01434 622 398
All ticket stubbs to be returned to the office by 7th December for the ticket draw on 11th December 2018.


Festive Afternoon, Saturday 1st December, 12-2pm

A festive afternoon for you and your family/friends! Come and join us at Stocksfield SICA for a seasonally themed afternoon with Broomley First School choir are joining us to provide us with some entertainment. Refreshments are available to purchase and some festive stalls will be selling their wares.



Fashion Show, Wednesday 5th December, 6pm

Come along to a fantastic fashion show, hosted by M&Co Hexham! Some great fashions for adults and children and some great bargains including a discount on the night! Tickets will be available to purchase from M&Co in store - £3 each with all funds going to Lifespan. Nibbles & refreshments are included in your ticket.

Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 5th December, in M&Co Hexham! Please contact Nici if you are interested in child participating in the fashion show -


Fundraising Jumble Sale, Sunday 4th November, 10-12pm

Come and have a mooch around the various jumble and trader sale stalls then grab a bacon sarnie afterwards! Sale opens at 10am at Bardon Mill Village Hall.
Please contact Lifespan if you wish to have a table (jumble or trader) at the event. or 01434 622 398

Annual Celebration & Dinner, September 29th 2018 at Durham Town Hall

Last night was our annual celebration & dinner at Durham Town Hall.

It was a great night and we shall know on Monday as to how much was raised but we must say Thank you to so many people, this will be like an Oscar speech and I apologies if I forget anyone on this first draft.

Firstly thank you to every one who donated to our silent Auction and to our live auction, we are so grateful, as without this we, well we couldn’t have had an auction but obviously this brings in a great amount of money for us.

Thank you to everyone who donated a prize for our Promise Tree.

Thank you to Beveridge’s nursery, Ebchester for the lovely donation of dahlias for our tables.

Thank you to all of the fantastic staff at Durham Town Hall, everyone was so friendly and helpful.

Thank you to Paul Richardson and his catering students from New College Durham, who did a fantastic job of making and serving the delicious food.

Thank you to Gerry Jackson for hosting our event and live auction.

Thank you to Stratosphonic for entertaining us all.

Thank you to all of our wonderful guests for coming along to the event and supporting Lifespan, you made it a fantastic night for us all.

Thank you to Lesley and Linda for setting up the art auction lots.

I have added some photos, so sorry but I didn’t manage to get a photo of one table, as the two times I was going to, someone was missing from the table, then I clearly forgot, sorry.

Have a fantastic Sunday.


Brilliant Bingo, October 20th, 12-4pm

Come and join us for an afternoon of Bingo followed by some light entertainment.

We will be serving some refreshments including a buffet, soft drinks, hot drinks and some alcohol beverages.

There will be a entrance fee, more information to come soon.

Coffee mornings at Bardon Mill Village Hall

We will be at the fabulous Bardon mill Village Hall on the following two dates, it is a great venue, there is a huge field and park just outside of the hall, making it the perfect place to bring the whole family.

there will be refreshments and cakes available to buy along with a tombola. Entry is FREE.

Tuesday August 14th- 10am-12pm

Tuesday 28th August 10-12pm There will also be a craft stall at this event.

Coffee morning at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Hexham

We have a few coffee mornings organised for the month of August, the dates and information is below. All coffee mornings are FREE ENTRY, take place 10-12pm and there will be cakes, refreshments and a tombola at each event.


Tuesday 7th August- Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Hencotes, Hexham



Annual Celebration Dinner & Auction

WE ARE LIVE, tickets are now on sale and we are all very excited for the evening.

We are very excited to announce that our annual celebration dinner & auction, will be held on September 29th at Durham Town Hall, we hope that you can join us for a fabulous evening with a 3 course dinner, silent auction, auction and live music from Stratosphonic 

We have had promises and fabulous pieces of art work donated by local businesses, North East artists and International artists including international artist ANTONY GORMLEY who has very kindly has donated an original piece of work to Lifespan, which will be auctioned on the evening. 
The work that Antony has donated to Lifespan this year is of carbon and casein (a milk-product based paint) on paper, called STRETCH. It is 30 x 25 cms framed, signed, dated and inscribed on the reverse. 
More details on this piece and our other kindly donated auction pieces will be available in the next few weeks, our auction catalogue is available upon request.
Tickets are £45 & include:
Welcome bubbly on arrival at 6pm
Call to 3 course dinner at 6.45pm
Auction of Anthony Gormley piece
Silent Auction of art & promises
Live entertainment from Stratosphonic 
Carriages at 12.00am
DRESS CODE- Black tie preferred. 
Tickets will be on sale next week.
Find our more via
or 01434 622 398.

Coffee & Tee

Wednesday July 25th

1 til 3pm

Bardon Mill Village Hall

Join us for a brew and a putt with Rookie Sports fun take on the classic game of golf, fun for all ages!

Entry is free and there will be a tombola, a children's lucky dip, refreshments will be available to buy including coffee, tea, soft drinks and cake.

Rookie Golf is a fun target game, suitable for all ages. There will be a small cost to have a go and there will be a prize for the highest overall scorer of the day.
Rookie Sports have kindly loaned us the use of their Rookie Golf targets for free to support our fundraising.

For more information :

01434 622 398



Saturday 17th March

1.00pm -4.00pm

Stocksfield Methodist Church

Come and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones, with unlimited tea and coffee

£7-50 per person.

Lifespan Annual 'Pimms & Prosecco' Summer Garden Party, this Saturday 15th July at Minsteracres Peace Garden

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An Exclusive Evening with Mr Millar

Sincere thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Exclusive Evening with Alexander Millar, hosted by The Lord Crewe Arms Blanchland on Sunday 2nd July.

We are extremely grateful to all guests who attended the evening and to those who phoned, emailed and purchased raffle tickets and to those who phoned in to bid for the evenings art work during the auction.

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An Exclusive Evening with Mr Millar

Sincere thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Exclusive Evening with Alexander Millar, hosted by The Lord Crewe Arms Blanchland on Sunday 2nd July.

We are extremely grateful to all guests who attended the evening and to those who phoned, emailed and purchased raffle tickets and to those who phoned in to bid for the evenings art work during the auction. 

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It's not too late to take part, if your free today, why not pop down and join us??

- arrive at for 9/9:30am to register for the 1K or 5k 10am run

- arrive at 12/12:30 to register for the 1K or 5k 1pm run

Those who have registered in advance will have a quicker sign in, however as a charity we will not turn away anyone wanting to take part to raise funds for lifespan through our fun colour run today 😊.

Make sure you bring

✅Sun Crean


✅Sonething white or bright to wear

✅something clean to change into


How about THROWING THE POWDER PAINT ONTO OUR RUNNERS? join our volunteers (families & individuals) as a paint thrower

✅let organisers know you'd like to volunteer on arrival

✅make sure you wear something you don't mind getting messy in

✅prepare to throw!! 🤣

Lifespan 2017 ColourRun Minsteracres DEADLINE removed

Did you fancy taking part in our 2017 ColourRun this Saturday (27th May) but have missed our original deadline for registration on the 19th May? 

NO PROBLEM, we have removed the deadline and will take all email registrations up until Friday and will try our very best to take registrations on the day (please arrive by 9am to register for any 10am race and by 12midday for any 1pm race).

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 💥💥💥1 DAY TO GO!💥💥💥

Until our Lifespan Colour Run BERWICK, and we are in our way up to begin setting up.

⭐️We did say pre event registration only, however we will set up a sign in & separate registration desk for tomorrow am in case you haven't booked yet, just make sure arrive by 9am to complete your entry form.

**and we do require a parent/guardian signature for all under 18's. We have lots of forms with us **

⭐️Entry only £12 per adult £8 per child.

We won't turn anyone away! Entry fee includes your goody Bach, run and your 2017 LIFESPAN ltd edition colour run medal

See you there!