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The next advice surgeries will take place on Saturday 3 January. For one month only, there will be no Sacriston surgery, so the venues will be as follows:
St. Mary’s & St. Cuthbert’s Parish Centre, Church Chare, Chester-le-Street
9:00am to 10:30am
The Community Centre, Front Street, Great Lumley
11:00am to 11:45am
Prince Bishops Community Bank, 25-33 Front Street, Stanley
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The surgery at Sacriston Library will start again on Saturday 7 February.
With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,
On Friday 12 December, Kevan called in at the Just for Women Centre in Stanley, of which he is Patron, to catch up on the work they had been doing.
Below Kevan is pictured with Manager and Founder Linda Kirk, showcasing some of the products made by the Centre.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has welcomed the announcement that the Gateway Wheelers will receive nearly £50,000 as part of this year’s People’s Millions Initiative.
The Chester-le-Street-based organisation secured the funding after taking one of the runner-up spots in this year’s television vote for a share in the Big Lottery Funding. The funding will be used for the group’s Freewheelers Project which will see them provide cycling sessions for people who are physically disabled through brain injury or accidents.
On Saturday 29 November, Kevan attended a charity concert in aid of Sara's Hope Foundation at the Salvation Army Citadel in Chester-le-Street.
The Foundation was set up in memory of Sara Hoburn who lost a battle with colon cancer, aged 16, in 2001, and aims to offer families affected by cancer, a break from hospital stays and traumatic treatment. The concert featured the Durham Miners Association Brass Band and the Salvation Army Y.P. Singing Company.
On Wednesday 26 November, Kevan hosted a reception for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) at Westminster.
The reception saw the launch of a powerful new video raising awareness of young sudden cardiac death and highlighting the importance of their pioneering cardiac screening programme. You can see the video here: http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/launch-crys-new-short-film-young-sudden-cardiac-...
Below Kevan is pictured with the Chief Executive of CRY, Alison Cox:
On 18 November, Kevan visited the new First World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum London. The new galleries were partly funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and aim to educate people about the war through the stories of those who experienced it, both on the front line and back at home.
On Wednesday 5 November, Kevan and Vernon Coaker MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, sold poppies at Westminster Underground Station as part of the collection for this year's Poppy Appeal.
On Wednesday 5 November, Kevan met up with a group of students from Park View School in Chester-Le-Street who were visiting Westminster.
As part of their visit, they had a tour of the Houses of Parliament and also watched Prime Ministers Questions before meeting up with Kevan. Below, Kevan is pictured with the group on the Terrace.
On Friday 31 October, Kevan visited the Stanley Men's Forum at Annfield Plain Methodist Church where he gave a talk on topics including his work as a Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner.
Below, Kevan is pictured with members of the Forum and County Councillor Thomas Nearney:
On Friday 31 October, Kevan visited the 'Top House' at Sacriston.
The Cestria community house was hosting an open day to showcase some of the work they do and the activities on offer at the building. Whilst there Kevan met with volunteers and the people who use the Top House. Below he is pictured with Paul Fiddaman from Cestria: