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.

Marvellous Mallet, Monday 24th September, 7.30pm-9pm

Come along to support local charity Lifespan Complementary at our version of Mallet's Mallet "MARVELLOUS MALLET"fundraising night.

What is Mallet's Mallet you may ask?

It is a word association game famous from the 1980's, we will bring the Mallet, you bring your wit and vocabulary of words for a fun spontaneous night. Brief description below.

There will be a small donation to take part/ watch and there will be laughs a plenty. There will be a prize for the overall Mallet's Mallet Champion and some spot prizes too.

We will also have a tombola on the night.

So the game:
1 Judge with a Mallet ( soft one)
2 contestants play against each other at a time
Judge says a word e.g. cheese
Participants 1 then says a word associated with cheese e.g. stilton
Participant 2 then says a word associated with Stilton e.g. Blue
Participant 1 then says a word associated with Blue e.g. colour

You get the idea, best out of 3.

A clip of Mallet's Mallet

More details coming soon.

The event is not associated with the real Mallet's Mallet, it is Lifespan's fundraising version.

Family & Friends Charity Kick Golf event @Wheelbirks

Come along to join us for our family & friends Kick Golf event at Wheelbirks, raising money for Lifespan. It is £19.95 for a team of 2 adults and 2 children ( child: under 13's) to play a round of Kick Golf and every participant receives a Wheelbirks ice cream.

There will be a prize for the winning team.

Tickets will be on sale next week, you will select a TEE OFF time with your ticket, these will start from 10am onwards with 10 minute intervals, if you wish to reserve a TEE OFF time prior to tickets going live, you can message this event page or message Lifespan's Facebook page, to reserve your place. You can call us but we only work 10 hours a week so it may be better via Facebook until the tickets go live as we can pick this up at home.

TEE OFF time selection will be on a first book/ reserve basis.

What is Kick Golf?

Kick Golf takes all of the key principals of Golf but is played with your feet and a football with larger holes.

So the idea is to get the ball from the starting point (tee) in to the hole in as fewer shots as possible. The length of the holes vary in length from 50 yards to 300 yards.

We will have a tombola at Wheelbirks too. We are very grateful to Wheelbirks for allowing us to run our event at their fabulous venue and to Kick Golf for allowing us to use the kit for free.

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!