Panto fun for all

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FESTIVE fun was on the cards for visitors to a weekend of Christmas events.

Burn Valley North Residents’ Association and St Matthew’s Community Centre held two days of Christmas events at St Matthew’s Community Centre, in Elwick Road, Hartlepool.

St. Matthews on Elwick Road held its Christmas Fair. Pictured, from left, are sistaes Jessica, Sophie and Jasmine (no last name - idiot snapper forgot to get it) with Latoniah (CORR) Wood, who was helping out.

St. Matthews on Elwick Road held its Christmas Fair. Pictured, from left, are sistaes Jessica, Sophie and Jasmine (no last name - idiot snapper forgot to get it) with Latoniah (CORR) Wood, who was helping out.

On the Saturday there was a fair which included craft stalls, free children’s activities, face painting, raffle, tombola and refreshments.

Meanwhile, on the Sunday, children enjoyed free craft activities prior to a “brilliant performance” of the pantomime Peter Pantastic, performed by ActOne Productions.

All Saints Church Stranton also held an ‘All Age Service’ in the large hall on the morning and afterwards there was refreshments and hot sandwiches available along with free children’s activities.

Event organisers have thanked all those involved who helped make the day a big success.

Anne Saunders, from the association, said: “Burn Valley North Residents’ Association and St Matthew’s Community Centre would like to thank Hartlepool Borough Council’s community development team for assistance and support in organising the event.

“We would also like to thank SABIC, Heerema, EDF Energy and Mason & Gerald Martin for their generous donations of prizes for the Christmas Raffle and to everyone who supported the event.”

People are also encouraged to go along to the monthly meetings of the Burn Valley North Residents’ Association which are held inside the community centre

For more details about upcoming events at the Burn Valley North Residents’ Association people are asked to call Barbara Butcher on (01429) 298241, Anne Saunders on 07947319261 or Dawn Robinson on 07725854473.

Alternatively people can call into the Thursday morning drop-in session at St Matthew’s Community Centre from 10am until noon through the Arncliffe Gardens entrance.