Oasis for patients

The latest addition to Alnwick Infirmary, Northumberland, has been unveiled, thanks to charitable donations from local organisations.

The latest addition to Alnwick Infirmary, Northumberland, has been unveiled, thanks to charitable donations from local organisations.

A new conservatory called the Oasis Room has recently been built and will be dedicated as a place of worship as well as a quiet area for reflection, reading or relaxation.

Sporting dinner

A CHARITY dinner to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance is being held on November 9.

Called Legends of the 70s Sporting Dinner, guests will include Malcolm Macdonald, Bob Moncur, Terry McDermott, Alan Kennedy and Dave Watson.

The event is at St James's Park and tickets cost £550 per table of 10, or £60 a person. To book, call (0845) 226-5494 or email event@venue-smart.com

Going Dutch

A HELIUM filled balloon which lifted off from Grasmere Sports Centre in the Lake District has turned up in a field in Holland. The balloon was one of several given out to children at the event by Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, which has received an email from Freddie Alons, who had found the balloon near the village of Franeker in northern Netherlands.

Coach of year

A NORTH tennis coach has been recognised for his work developing the region's youngsters. Stuart Cass, tennis development officer for North Tyneside Council, won coach of the year at the Northumberland Lawn Tennis Association regional awards.

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