Summer outing for Warm Hubs fans
Supporters of the Warm Hubs project, which helps communities across rural Northumberland, gathered in Seahouses to enjoy a fish and chips lunch followed by entertainment from Lesbury Community Choir and Berwick band Heads on the Block.
Warm hubs from across the county were in attendance, including those from Stocksfield, Thropton, Lesbury, Powburn, Whittingham and soon to be part of the Warm Hub family, Craster. It was a real family affair with the event being held during half term, seeing people young and old together singing and dancing.
Warm Hubs is an innovative project and approach by Community Action Northumberland to help support people living across rural Northumberland facing fuel poverty. Warm Hubs are places within the local community where people can be assured of finding a safe, warm and friendly environment in which to enjoy the company of other people, refreshments and social activity as well as access to information, advice and referrals to help them heat their homes affordably in winter.
Jean Humphrys is one of Lesbury’s Warm Hub volunteers and said of the day: “The people I have spoken to so far thought it was a fantastic event. They were pleased and surprised to see so many other community groups from across Northumberland”.
Effective Heating sponsored the day and Jason Davies from the company said: “Effective Heating were delighted to sponsor and attend the CAN celebrating summer event at Seahouses on Tuesday. The new partnership of CAN working alongside Effective Heating will give the opportunity for us to help tackle fuel poverty and help keep homes and residents keep warm”.
Christine Nicholls, Community Development Officer for CAN said: “What a wonderful day, thank you to all the volunteers who helped make it happen, we hope this will become an annual event.”
Those who attended also received the latest Warm Hubs CosyCAN magazine and information on Northumberland County Councils Warm Homes Fund.