16 April 2018
Spring Update

This Saturday, 14th April - Spring Coffee Morning
Entrance is free - 10.30 till 12.00 noon 

Come along and join us for tea/ coffee and delicious cakes.  As well as our usual bookstall, we have something entirely different with the opportunity to chat with Esméa local resident and experienced advanced massage therapist; who is offering a 5-minute chair massage, free of charge!
Tuesday 24th April at 7.00 pm  
Neasham Reading Room
Annual General Meeting

This is an open meeting and all are welcome. The Reading Room elects its officers, trustees and committee members on an annual basis and if you are interested in being a Committee Member there is a nomination sheet on the Reading Room Notice Board.
The committee would very much welcome new members and your attendance at the AGM to listen to your ideas/ thoughts and views about the Reading Room.
70% of tickets for this event have already been sold, so get yours now before it's sold out.

Snake Davis - Burden of Paradise
Saturday 12th May  
Doors Open 7.00pm - Performance starts at 7.30pm

Snake has played sax with M People, Eurhythmics, Take That, Ray Charles and many, many more. Band member Dave has played bass with Martha and the Vandellas, Edwin Starr and the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain. Helen from the trio has sung with The Eagles, Emmylou Harris and Little Feat. Burden of Paradise’s unique interpretations of evocative songs from Dylan to Dowland to Billie Holiday are spellbinding.
Audiences have called it “one of the most enjoyable evenings ever” and have said...
“It absolutely blew me away! BRILLIANT.  How privileged we are to be able to see this stuff in our village halls. Thank you."

Tickets are £10 and are available online at Rural Arts 
Tina Murray tmurray478@btinternet.com | 07907 469065

Lesley Blundell lesleyblundell3@gmail.com | 07966 347047

A story from our Queen of funding (Treasurer) – Tina Murray

Many of you know that in July 2017, out of the blue I was diagnosed with Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. 
had seven months of treatment, with aggressive chemotherapy at Darlington Hospital to get rid of it followed by 3 weeks of Radiotherapy at James Cook hospital to make sure.  In January 2018, I was declared in complete remission.  I will now undergo two years of immunotherapy treatment to make sure it doesn’t come back any time soon.

Without the advances in cancer treatment in the last ten years, I would be dead now.  This has really brought home how vital Cancer Research is.  There is a long way to go before there is a cure or even remission for every patient.  It touches all of us in some way, it is indiscriminate and causes so much suffering.

I want to do my bit to help raise funds for Cancer Research and so am taking part in this year’s Race for Life in South Park, Sunday 10th June.

I would love other ladies in Neasham to come and join me, be it running, jogging or walking.  Let’s show that Neasham is standing up to cancer – you can sign up here: 

I have a fundraising page here: 

If you fancy joining me but don’t want to do your own fundraising, I have created a Neasham fundraising group to make it easy; 


If you would like to read more about my story, have a look at my blog 

I really hope some of you can join me on the day, but if you can’t please think about making a donation to my cause. 
(Potential Stand Up 2 Cancer Bake Off in the Reading Room that afternoon!)

site map | cookie policy | privacy policy | accessibility statement