Time To Celebrate!

 🎉🎉🎉Is beginning to look a lot like OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION TIME 🎉🎉🎉


Tickets still available, but please book asap so that we can let our Caterers aware of any additional guests. Ticket price (£45) includes your three course meal, Art & Promise Auction  & Live Band until last call at the Durham Town Hall Bar at 11:30pm. 


Call 01434 673777 or email fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk or get intouch with our Fundraising Officer Laura Jane to book

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

1:30-4:00pm

 

With Live Classical Music from Intermezzo, throughout the afternoon, Summer Lawn Games and a stunning 2 course Late Lunch, freshly prepared by Durham Catering College, served from 2pm, we invite you join us for a gentile, relaxing afternoon in the sanctuary of The Minsteracres Peace Garden.

 

Ticket price:

- £28 per head

- Or £250 for a table of 10

 

Ticket price includes:

- 2 drinks from the Summer Garden Bar

- 2 course Late Lunch

- Music from Intermezzo throughout the event

- Entry to the party

 

**Additional and non-alcoholic Pimms & Prosecco available throughout the afternoon served by the glass, jug or bottle.

Please do not bring your own alcohol.

 

**Drinks in addition to your two drinks on arrival are purchased in addition to ticket price.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

To book Email to Book: fundraising@lifespanteam.co.uk

Or call 01434 673777

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to there being alcohol present at this event, it is aimed at ADULTS ONLY. We are running our annual Lifespan ColourRun at Minsteracres on Saturday 27th May for families and children. Many Thanks.

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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.

From all at Lifespan we would like to offer our sincere thanks to Lifespan Patron Alexander Millar & Head Chef Simon Hicks for agreeing to the evening, and for the work they put into planning the event with our fundraising team.

A fabulous evening was had by all and we look forward to delivering the Auction Piece & Raffle Prizes to the winners!

For our supporters who could not attend, here is a stunning collection of moments from the evening, beautifully captured by Professional Local Photographer & Film Maker Oliver Fowler who also very kindly volunteered his time to the evening.

 

With Thanks,

The Lifespan Team

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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. 

From all at Lifespan we would like to offer our sincere thanks to Lifespan Patron Alexander Millar & Head Chef Simon Hicks for agreeing to the evening, and for the work they put into planning the event with our fundraising team. 

A fabulous evening was had by all and we look forward to delivering the Auction Piece & Raffle Prizes to the winners!

For our supporters who could not attend, here is a stunning collection of moments from the evening, beautifully captured by Professional Local Photographer & Film Maker Oliver Fowler who also very kindly volunteered his time to the evening. 

 

With Thanks, 

The Lifespan Team

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COLOUR RUN DAY - STILL TIME TO REGISTER

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

✅Water

✅Sonething white or bright to wear

✅something clean to change into


FANCY TAKING PART BUT NOT RUNNING?

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).

NO PROBLEM - There is still time to register by email which is easier for all, simply email our Fundraising Officer Laura Jane at fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk  

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1 DAY TO GO!

 💥💥💥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! 

Lifespan 'Exercise for Charity' group receive a special visit from Professional Film Maker at their local class.

Our MATURE MOVERS 'Exercise for Charity' group at Blackhall Mill Community Centre, received a visit from Professional Film Maker Oliver this morning, who is working with JLJFitness-UK Manager & Lifespan Fundraising Officer Laura Jane Jenkins to highlight the charities 'Exercise for Charity - Dance & Wellbeing Project'. 

JLJFitness-Uk run children and adult dance, fitness & wellbeing classes across the North Easta And work in partnership with Lifespan to offer a 'Exercise for Charity' class on a Monday 10-11am at Blackhall Mill Community Centre and on a Friday 10:30-11:30am at Rowlands Gill Community Centre. 

All profits raised through the class are donated to Lifespan Charity. Charity number/ 1113193, everyone is welcome. 

 

We cannot wait to see the final promotional film!  

 

To join one of the classes or to find out more, contact Lifespan at 01434 673777

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 ⭐⭐⭐THE POSTERS ARE READY!!! ⭐⭐⭐

SATURDAY 27th MAY is the date for your diaries for our 2017 Lifespan ColourRun at Minsteracres. 

Time now to get booked in people 🏃🏼🏃🏼‍♀️

Chose from either the:

- 10AM 1K

- 10AM 5K

OR the

- 1PM 1K

- 1PM 5K

TO REGISTER: Email Fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk

BOOK & PAY BEFORE APRIL 1ST TO QUALIFY FOR OUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OFFER 

LIFESPAN ColourRun, Minsteracres 2017

IT'S BACK!!!

Join the Lifespan ColourRun Minsteracres on Saturday 27th May to get messy, have a little competitive fun and fundraise. This year our event promises to offer the best of last year, with a splash of new challenges....

- There are two events taking place on Saturday 27th May for you to select the best time of day to take part in our ColourRun Fun day.

- We are once again offering a 10am and 1pm event for families and individuals to take part in the morning or afternoon and child and adult run places.

- Both the 10am event and 1pm event will once again offer a 5K and 1K Race and sign In will once again take place at 9:30am for the 10am event and at 12:30 for the 1pm event.

- Pre event Registration is necessary as is sign in on the day.

- All runners will receive their Lifespan ColourRun good bag, number, paint to throw at the start line and their T Shirt if they have pre ordered this on registration, at the point of sign in.

- Runner certificates, 2017 Lifespan ColourRun Medals and Sports Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for all four Races (1K 10am/ 5K 10am/ 1K 1pm/ 5K 1pm) which will be presented at The Youth Centre after each race.

THIS YEAR THE EVENT IS A SPONSORED EVENT. Sponsorship forms will be sent out on registration.

ADVANCED RUN REGISTRATION IS NECCESARY. RUN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN and CLOSES on FRIDY 19th MAY.

TO REGISTER: Contact Lifespan Fundraising Officer Laura Jane Jenkins FROM WEDNESDAY 1st FEBUARY by Lifespan Email fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk or by our Lifespan Officer Telephone Number 01434 673777.

NEW FOR 2017.... This year we are offering families and Individuals the chance to join our morning or afternoon Volunteer Team to throw paint at runners as one of our COLOURRUN MARSHALLS. Lifespan charity supporters can now get involved in the messy fun as either a COLORURUN MARSHALL, RUNNER OR BOTH. (For example, you could join our Volunteer Team and Marshall at the 10am event, and run the 1pm Race or the other way around.)

 COLOURRUN MARSHALL places are limited. We CAN guarantee families can do this together IF they secure an early space. ALL COLOURRUN MARSHALL Places and teams are organised and secured on a first come first served basis, so please speak with Laura Jane directly to put your or your families name down early if interested, to secure your spot! There is NO FEE to sign up as a ColourRun Marshall Individual or Team.

 Lifespan are currently looking for BUSINESS SPONSORS FOR THIS EVENT with packages from £250 - £2000 available. SHOULD YOU WISH TO DISCUSS SPONSORSHIP FOR THIS EVENT Please contact Laura Jane at fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk.

THIS IS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE JUNE HALF TERM AND WE CANNOT THINK OF A MORE FUN WAY TO START THE HOLIDAY WEEK. WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US.

BOTH. (For example, you could join our Volunteer Team and Marshall at the 10am event, and run the 1pm Race or the other way around.)

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634368530198231/?ti=icl

Lifespan Christmas Raffle 2016

Our 2016 Christmas Raffle drawn at The Travellers Rest, Slaley, has raised £495! 

We would like to thank all Lifespan friends and supporters who sold and purchased tickets. 

Winning ticket numbers are: 

0580 - Luxury Christmas Cake - Shirley

0273 - Bottle of Whiskey  - Pat 

0753 - Real Choices/Real Life's Voucher - G Jones 

0955 - £40 Fenwick Voucher - Mrs B Hackett

0593 - Disney Store Soft Toy - K Woen  

1350 - Luxury Christmas Hamper - J Robson

 

Congratulations to all winners. We shall ensure all prizes are delivered to winners prior to Christmas. 

Have a wonderful Christmas  & sincere thanks from all at Lifespan Complimentary. 

 

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Lifespan Christmas Raffle 2016

Lifespan Christmas Raffle Tickets 2016 will be on sale from Monday.

They are:

- 50p per ticket

- 2.50 per book of 5 ALL FUNDS RAISED FROM SALES DONATED TO LIFESPAN.

We have some lovely prizes available including:

- Large Luxury Christmas Cake

- Luxury hamper (Champagne, mulled wine, Christmas pudding, chocolates, cheese etc)

- Disney Store Cuddle Toy

- £40 Fenwick's Voucher

- Boxed Whisky

- £50 Upcycled Furniture and Homeware Voucher.

If you would like to purchase tickets please give us a little call on 01434 673777 or send an email to fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk.

Likewise If you would be willing to volunteer to sell tickets on behalf of Lifespan please get in touch or comment below and I shall be in touch with you.

Sincere Thanks

Laura Jane

Lifespan

Fundraising Officer

Lifespan all set for their 1st Christmas Concert supported by The Gibside Singers at local church.

Tickets are now on sale for the 1st Lifespan Christmas Concert at Leadgate Church, St Ives on Monday 12th December.

  • Doors open at 7pm. Concert starts at 7:30pm
  • Tickets cost: £8 Adults/ £7 Concession/ £4 Children

We will be selling hot chocolate on arrival & a chance to buy Lifespan Christmas Raffle Tickets. We hope you can join us.

To book your tickets contact Lifespan Community Fundraiser Laura Jane:

  • T: 01434 673777
  • E: fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk

PROCEEDS RAISED KINDLY DONATED TO LIFESPAN. Please SHARE.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1741240202793349/?ti=icl

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Over £11,000 Raised at Lifespan Annual Auction & Dinner

Held on Friday 30th September at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, Lifespan supporters, staff and volunteers enjoyed an evening of fundraising for Lifespan Complementary. 

 

The evening opened with a bubbly welcome, followed by a three course dinner, Art & Promise Auction led by Jim Railton over Post dinner Tea & Coffee, and live music and ceilidh dancing.  

 

Lifespan Trustees and Staff are absolutely delighted at the amount raised and would like to thank all Artists, Businesses and Volunteers who supported the event and to all those who purchased tickets and attended the event.  

 

 

Prepping for Lifespan's Celebration Dinner & Auction

Lifespan Manager, staff, volunteers and Trustees are setting up at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle today for tomorrow's Charity Auction & Dinner  (Friday 30th September). 

Manager Sheila Webb states

"All very exciting here at The Biscuit Factory,  preparing for the event, possibly the best auction yet!  sincere thanks to all artists and local businesses who have kindly donated and to all those who have purchased a ticket".

Chair of Lifespan David Grey states

" We are very grateful to all those for the support we have received in preparing for our biggest fundraising event of the year. And we hope that everyone who joins us tomorrow enjoys themselves & is as generous as they have been in previous years"'.

 

 

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£714 raised for Lifespan

Over one weekend, £714 has been raised through Community Fundraising for Lifespan Charity.

 

Thanks to Darren, Ian and staff at The Travellers Rest, Slaley hosting a fundraising Pub fun day for Lifespan on Saturday 10th September.  A wonderful amount of £150 was raised in only three hours of fun pub games, hot dogs, donations and Live music from Helen and her co artist who very kindly played the Northumbrian Pipes throughout the event.

 

The success of Saturday was followed on the Sunday with £564.50 raised at The 2016 Great North Run (GNR) by our Community Fundraiser Laura Jane Jenkins and Lifespan Trustee Susan Ross took to the event for their first attempt. Susan and Laua Jane completed the race in 2hours & 20minutes. A great time for their first run. 

 

We would like to thank everyone who attended the fun day on Saturday and to everyone who supported and sponsored our runners on Sunday. We are delighted at the amount raised Delighted for Lifespan Complementary in just one weekend - Just amazing.

 

Lifespan Trustee & Community Fundraiser take to the Great North Run for Lifespan.

Wow! Thanks to friends of our Trustee Susan Ross & Our Community Fundraiser Laura Jane, donated funds to Lifespan ahead of Sunday's Great North Run is now up to 61% of their personal target, which means via their just giving page alone they have raised £307.50.


Thank you sincerely from everyone at Lifespan to everyone who has donated.


We can assure you, Every pound is donated to Lifespan charity.


If you would like to support the two on their first ever GNR you can donate via their page


https://www.facebook.com/events/1656425241338445/?ti=icl


Many thanks

The Lifespan Team

Successful 1st Summer Garden Party for Lifespan - August 2016.

What a great day we have had at our 1st Lifespan Summer Garden Party. Held at Minstercares within the Peace Garden on Saturday 27th August, we were very lucky to have such wonderful weather.

 

We are still to work out final funds raised, but we believe we raised well over £300+ from the Party.

 

Sincere thanks to everyone who attended. We are ever so grateful to you for your support and we hope that you enjoyed the day as much as we did. We hope you will join us once again at our Lifespan Summer Garden Party next year. 

 

The fundraising team would like to offer our sincere thanks to Durham Catering College Students & lecturer Paul who ran the lunch beautifully, to Pauline Mulholland who provided the most beautiful welcome to the party with mimosa's & crudités & to Louise & Glen who kept our guests entertained with the most perfect set of classical music that suited the Gardens just perfectly and to our youth and adult volunteers who worked from morning to evening to help ensure the event was a success.

 

Our fundraising events are not possible without public support and the time given by  our volunteers.

 

We shall add all pictures of the event to our past events on the website, for now, those on social media can check out the pictures via our Lifespan Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/lifespanteam/

Countdown until the 1st Lifespan Charity & Bill Quay Community Farm Gateshead, joint family fun day.

Only weeks to go until the first Lifespan Charity and Bill Quay Community Farm joint family fundraising fun day.

 

Many thanks to everyone who has already booked their entry tickets for our joint family fundraising fun day. Funds are raised for both Lifespan Charity and Bill Quay Community Farm Charity through the tickets sales of the event.

 

We would be most grateful if friends living in the North East would share the event on their page if possible.

 

If you are planning on attending, please remember to book your tickets in advance through the event bright link.

 

There will be minimal extra costs on the day for families as your food, refreshment, entry, games, competitions, meet the animals, farm tour and more are included in your ticket price.

 

The more tickets we sell, the more funds raised for two excellent local charities. We would most grateful to friends if they would consider sharing the event on their own pages.

 

The event will open at 4pm and run until 7pm, maybe longer if the weather stays kind.

 

Tickets cost:

- £12 per adult

- £10 per child

- £8 each for families booking more than 1 cowboy or cowgirl into the event

 

Your ticket entry includes:

- Line & Barn Dance Activities

- Activities, competitions and Games throughout the event

- A refreshment

- A homemade pizza cooked from the clay oven or pulled pork roll including all the trimmings, sauces galore

- A chance to meet the animals of Bill Quay Community Farm

- Farm Tour

 

The event theme is ‘Western Family Fun Day’, so pull out your cowboy or cowgirl boots and dust them down, pull on the chaps and get out the hats as there will also be prizes for the best dressed, that includes all you parents & grandparents.

 

Additional activities such as Hook the duck, Pie Eating, Line Dancing, Splat the Rat, Hoop the Boot, Hoop the Duck, Hit the Cans will all be on hand for you and the family to get competitive with.

 

TO BOOK TICKETS

Click:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/western-family-fun-day-tickets-26465375651

 

TO SHARE OUR EVENT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE

Click copy and Erie on your status:

https://www.facebook.com/events/551520548354274/?ti=icl

 

Many thanks

Laura Jane

Lifespan Community Fundraiser

Fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk

 

New ENewsletter now available thanks to FlyMeDigital

After securing the support of FlyMeDigital, Digital Marketing Company. Lifespan Complementary are delighted to announce that we have a new ENewsletter available each month to keep supporters up to date with our fundraising efforts, news and events. 

To subscribe to our ENewsletter click here

Our monthly edition will also be available via post should this be more convenient to supporters. To receive a postal edition please call or email our office directly. 

Lifespan would like to offer our sincere thanks to FlyMeDigital for offering to share their expertise with our charity. We are delighted that they have chosen our Lifespan as their charity to support this year. 

Find out more about FlyMeDigital by clicking on their website http://www.flymedigital.com/