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AGM and Gala Evening - 21st September 2012

Gentoo Team Challenge

Gentoo Team Challenge Day

Gentoo in action

Gentoo in action

Stephen volunteering in reception

Stephen volunteering on reception

AGM Formal Meeting

Shaun Hudson - Treasurer, presents the Accounts

Bridget Phillips - Independant Chair, presides over the AGM

Vice-Chair Chris Parkin with Chair Jessica Borley

Councillor Mel Speding, MP Bridget Phillipson and Locality rep Michelle Carrahar

Tadea Colleagues with Liz Watts - ShARP Board Member

New Board Members - Andrier Dixon, Yvonne Dyer and Rachel Whitfield with long time supporter Sue Robson

Ray Henderson - Volunteer, with Councillor John Scott

Tawanda from Gentoo with his guests

Friends from VCAS - Trish, Audrey and Gillian

Norman Rain and guests

Lisa Watson, Gina Smith and Colleague from Carers

Ian Dodds, Shaun Hudson and Eileen Bewick

Dave Brass and Barbara Haswell

Alex Shenton Parkin, Daryl Smith and Mrs. Watson

Our Accountant and Treasurer

Jess Borley - Chair, Chris Parkin - Vice Chair, and MP Bridget Phillipson

The Band, Functionality

Helen wins the Energy Advice Award

Julie Lynne with Dave Brass

Functionality starts to play

Family Fun Day - 30th Birthday Party - 15th August 2012


HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY TO US!! It was a great day at our Family Fun Day today. To celebrate the Olympics and our 30th Birthday of ShARP, over 150 children came along (dragging their parents/carers in tow) and took part in the 'Activity Challenge'. The zoo was a great hit with everyone (the meerkats were magic!) and the hoola hoop challenge got very competitive! Street dance was megga fun, lots of crafts kept the kids engrossed and the cafe did a roaring trade in hot dogs and burgers. Lots of painted faces thanks to support from T mobile and thanks to other agencies (Gentoo, Age UK, Nexus, Alcohol Service etc) for coming along to support. Prize winners are:

Art Competition: Overall Winner - Francis Corsham (won tickets to SAFC match). Runners up, Christine Kelsay, Ross Myers and Mr TH Vaulks (gift vouchers).

Guess the sweeties in the jar was won by Dale Carter

The Teddy was won by Grace Lomax who correctly named him as 'Tatty'.

The over all winner of the Activities and Quiz was Ellie Wright aged 7 and the runner up was Michael Richardson aged 8.

Dale Carter Guessed the number of sweets. Well done, don't eat them all at once!

Thanks to David Brennan for taking pictures of the day, we will update the website with pictures in the next week. Megga thanks to funders and volunteers who made today possible..... you know who you are!



Olympic weekend at Herrington Park and Sharps winning Olympic Community Cake

Our Olympic Community Cake winning first prize at the Sunderland 2012 Bake Off

Olympic torch - once in a life time and knee deep in mud

Art Girls - Fathers Day

Herrington Park

Our art stall ready for action

Messy Art

Art Stall really busy

Volunteers 'hard at work' watching the Lion King on the big screen at Herrington Park

Olympic cake with our 3 ward councillors

Mel spedding, Ann Lawson and John Scott

ShARP's New Kitchen and Cafe - Shiney Diner - Supported by funding from Sir James Knott Trust and Awards for all February 2012

Shiney Diner - open for business

Shiney Diner open for business

Shiney Diner open for business

New breakfast bar

Lovely new kitchen

Kitchen After

Peter our first customer

Alex washing up

The Kitchen - Before Pictures

Kitchen Before

Barbara and Bal in the old kitchen

Old cafe in a mess during the renovation

Shaun and alex after xmas dinner in the old cafe


Ray eating his dinner in the middle of the renovation

workmen taking down the old kitchen

Old cafe

old cafe during the renovation


Santas Grotto Christmas 2011

santas grotto

Santa's Grotto

joanne and norman

Santa with Joanne

Santas sofa

Santas pressies

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