Celebrating the North East’s Rich Giving History
Philanthropy and giving is a huge part of our region’s heritage. As part of this year’s GeNErosity Festival, we are hosting one of 50 events across the region to celebrate our region’s rich history. The festival aims to celebrate and raise awareness of what philanthropy has achieved in the North East; question, debate and inform the future role of philanthropy in the North East and encourage more philanthropy and philanthropists, in all its forms, by demonstrating the joy of giving and the good it can do.
Just as there is more to philanthropy and giving than money, there is more to baking bread than flour, water and yeast. Our session will be fun and interactive, with participants able to take away their creation. As a bonus, we will be taking guests on a whistle stop tour of Elswick Park.
Find out more about what’s so special about Elswick Park and our Bread Making Social taking place on Monday 26th November here.
Elswick Park Summer Celebration
Ahh, we love the summer and a good one we've had. Our crops have been good, giving us lots to cook and give away at West End Women and Girls Centre. But the six weeks fly by and it's soon the start of the new school year. With the thought of uniforms, football shoes and the school runs, isn't it always nice to look forward to something?
Well, why not join us Saturday 8th September, 11am-1pm, in Elswick Park? There'll be lots to enjoy including free face painting, smooth making and juice bar, arts and craft, free healthy food as well as a chance to support your local West End Community Bakery, Change 4 Life healthy activities, learn about the West End Wild Flower Corridor and PLUS amazing entertainment by young local band!
We look forward to seeing you along.
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Saturday 8th September, 11am-1pm, Elswick Park (Elswick Road main entrance)
Who doesn't love bread?
That's a good question we think. We certainly love making it and eating it, with lashings of butter!
With this all in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to see how much bread we could bake in a day and possibly eat in a day!
The community were invited along to West End Women and Girls Centre, to enjoy sampling, buy the fresh bread on offer and support the local women who'd been working hard.
The smell of the freshly baked bread was a gorgeous smell to be welcomed to. Even better than all our customers enjoyed the bread on offer and went home happy looking forward to their tea.
The support was from the local community was amazing to see with much positive feedback.
'Great idea. Do it more often!'
'Getting freshly baked bread is a fantastic treat'.
'The bread with the tomato and cheese - I will buy everytime. Very nice'.
As the day was so successful, the bakery team is excited to share that a regular date will be set to take place once a month.
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A roaring success!
The sun wasn't quite out on Saturday but that didn't stop local residents coming along to Elswick Park to join in the fun we had in store for them!
There was plenty to get stuck in with including willow craft, kite making, face painting, football games, planting and the a great healthy walk around Elswick Park enjoying the surroundings and finding giant fruit shapes dotted around the trail! The cherry on top was our local bakers and makers from the West End Community Bakery who offered freshly made delicious items like samosa, cakes, pies, pakoras and more!
It was wonderful to receive positive feedback about the event on our feedback washing line! A flavour of what was shared ...
'Well organised and plenty to do!!! Thanks'
'I liked planting lettuce and eating food'
'We love coming to these events'
We'd like to say shanks to all our partners including HealthWORKS Newcastle with Change 4 Life, Hat-trick, OPAL @ Newcastle University and West End Community Bakery for helping to organise another successful Edible Elswick event!