04 May

Little Free Library unveiling


This week VODA unveiled their Little Free Library at The Rising Sun Country Park. This project was developed and constructed with students from Longbenton High School Melrose department with support from SAINT and CAN DO volunteers. Little Free Library is a community scheme where members of the public are encouraged to take and leave their…

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05 Apr

Trauma Teddies Update

VODA’s SAINT Trauma Teddies drive has been a massive success. They received 56 teddies in total, which will be donated to organisations working with children and young people across the borough. Thanks to: The Woolies at Linskill Centre, AGE UK, Springfield Community Association, A Healthy Awareness at SomeOne Cares, and many many more individuals. A number of the Teddies…

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23 Feb

Mind-Craft Therapeutic Social Group – weekly from 8 March 2019

Mind-Craft Therapeutic Social Group, Friday 8 March, 12pm to 3pm. Healthy Awareness, alongside VODA as part of its SAINT project, is starting a new therapeutic social crafting group to allow people to keep their hands busy in a safe and supportive environment. The weekly sessions will be held at SomeOne Cares, 3 Amble Close, North…

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27 Jan

SAINT Little Free Library woodwork session


The SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project has vacancies in their Little Free Library woodwork sessions at Meadow Well Connected’s joinery barn on Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon. The aim of the project is to create a Little Free Library, which will be installed at Meadow Well Connected, to encourage people in the area…

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12 Jan

Volunteer knitters wanted for new SAINT project

Volunteers from VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project are looking to involve individuals, knitting groups and any other interested community groups in a project that helps children to cope with traumatic experiences. Northumbria Police’s ‘Trauma Teddies’ scheme involves police officers giving a teddy to young children they meet during their daily patrols or…

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20 Nov

SAINT – Ideas for New Action in 2019?

Hi All SAINT are keen to start some new projects in the New Year and are actively looking for volunteers with social action ideas. Contact either Josie or Sarah by email. Josie.Robinson@voda.org.uk  or Rebecca.Southern@voda.org.uk Download flyer here. What is the SAINT project? The SAINT project aims to support local people into social action who face…

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23 Oct

October SAINT News

Hi Social Action is a great way to create a community focused volunteering project with a small group over a short period. We’re currently looking for more people to support with the projects we’re running, but also keen to hear new ideas for projects in North Tyneside! Download SAINT News here. Groups or individuals can…

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