Posts Tagged ‘West End Women and Girls Centre’

Edible Elswick Summer Events 2018

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Edible Elswick Summer Tidy up and Plant sessions 

Edible Elswick is a community project West End Women and Girls Centre leads on. Edible Elswick will be in your area over the summer. Come along, have fun, help clean up your street and do some planting.  All welcome!

Tuesday 24th July, 11am-1pm — Big Park Tidy up, Elswick Park entrance

Tuesday 31st July, 11am-1pm Hawthorn Place

Tuesday 7th August, 11am-1pm Rye Hill Estate Belgrave Parade

Tuesday 14th August, 11am-1pm, Jubilee Estate  Sovereign Place

Thursday 23rd August, 11am-1pm— Mill Farm Close

Thursday 30th August, 11am-1pm – Bentinck Estate  Bottom of Hull Street


Pizza in the Park 

During the 6 week summer holidays, West End Community Bakery is taking a breather from the Bread Sale Days until they start back up in September!

In the meantime, we want to know ‘WHO LOVES PIZZA??’

We’re firing up the clay oven to bake fresh pizzas for you in our community garden in Elswick Park!

Hand pulled pizzas, made from fresh ingredients and from only £3. Drinks from £1

DATES for your diary … 

Friday 27th July – 12-2pm
Friday 3rd August – 12-2pm
Friday 10th August – 12-2pm
Friday 17th August – 12-2pm

LOCATION – The Pavilion in Elswick Park
Head down the main stairs from the Elswick Road entrance. Once you’ve reach the bottom of the stairs, bear left and you’ll see us! The Pavilioin is next to the tennis courts.

See you there!


Summer Celebration

Saturday 8th September, 11am-1pm

Meet at the top of Elswick Park

  • Art and craft
  • Free healthy food
  • West End Community Bakery stall
  • Planting activity
  • Free face painting
  • Change 4 Life healthy activity
  • Smoothie making and juice bar
  • Find out about the West End Flower Corridor

For more information, please contact us on 0191 273 4942



Help us to Help Families

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

The centre is witnessing unprecedented levels of poverty in the West End of Newcastle and amongst our membership. Women are struggling to feed their children, light and heat their homes. This is happening for many reasons, zero hour contracts, low wages, welfare benefits changes and delays to payments, bedroom tax and changes to benefits for the sick, those with disabilities and mental ill health. As a response, we have decided to launch a new fund for families called the Mrs Robinson Fund. We are naming it after our longest standing member who sadly passed away in 2016. Mrs Robinson was very generous and would always donate money to the centre and other local charities. We are asking you to be as generous as Mrs Robinson and donate money to the centre in her name, which we will then distribute to families in need. Please only donate what you can afford and don’t leave yourself short.

You can donate by visiting our website by clicking HERE or by sending a cheque. For online donations, please note in the message field your donation is for the Mrs Robinson fund. For cheques, please note the fund on the reverse.

Thank you.

Our Local Hero, Johurun Nessa

Friday, March 16th, 2018

We’re very proud to share that our Development Worker, Johurun Nessa, has been chosen as a Local Hero by the Home Office, for its Together We are Stronger Campaign.

Together We Are Stronger is a partnership between Safe Newcastle and Building a Stronger Britain Together, to celebrate Newcastle; its people, strength and pride.

Johurun is an integral member of the centre.  She tells the story of the positive impact the centre has had on the community and how it has been embraced by local people.

In recognition of Johurun’s great work, she’s been nominated for the National Diversity Award for Positive Role Model. Help boost Johurun’s chances of winning and show your support and vote! CLICK HERE

Learn Johurun’s story by watching the video below.