Age UK Northumberland is delighted to join forces with the team at Museums Northumberland to launch an over 50s gardening group in the beautiful grounds of Ashington-based Woodhorn Museum.
The group will launch on Wednesday 22 February and will take place every Wednesday from 10am till 12pm. There is also a shout-out for eager volunteers who would like to get involved, whether that’s chatting with our group members or sharing their gardening expertise!
Amy Whyte, Chief Executive of Age UK Northumberland said:
“We would like to thank the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland and Newcastle Building Society for awarding a grant to help us buy the equipment needed to get up and running. This is a very exciting project, which will bring together the outdoors, exercise and a darned good chat and a cuppa in a beautiful location. What could be better!”
Rowan Brown, Chief Executive of Museums Northumberland said:
“The local community is very much at the heart of Woodhorn Museum, so we are delighted to be welcoming the over 50’s Gardening Group and look forward to developing our green spaces.”
Anybody interested in coming along to the group or volunteering their time can contact us on 01670 784800, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or just drop by on Wednesday 22 February. The more the merrier!
Notes to editors
About Age UK Northumberland
Age UK Northumberland is an independent local charity that services for older adults throughout Northumberland. The central service at the charity offers is free information, advice and advocacy; other services are designed to meet local needs and currently include: home care, bereavement counselling, health and wellbeing classes, social groups, friendship line and dementia groups.
Age UK Northumberland was registered with the Charity Commission in 1998 and is a brand partner within a network of 134 Age UKs, each an independent charity working to support local older adults. Each brand partner is funded and run independently, finding services thanks to generous donations from members of the public, legacies, paid for services and fundraising activities.