Members of the Buffalo Centre’s Youth group are runners up for their efforts, helping out to improve the cleanliness of the Cowpen Quay area, and especially around the Buffalo Community Centre.
We often do litter picks around our local area and the local park with the police and council. This is to help teach the young people about keeping their environment clean and tidy and in doing so they can then teach others.
The Cowpen Quay is in the top deprived areas in Nothrumberland and the street are always covered in litter. When the group do a litter picks they normally pick between 10 and 20 bin bags full of rubbish in about 90 minute.
The Buffalo Youth Group love doing the litter picks with the police and take pride in where they live and are keen to inform us know when it needs doing again.
Volunteer of the Month Award
This months volunteer of the month award has gone to 12 year old Katie Forth for her involvement with the Buffalo Youth Group.
Katie has been with us now for about 5 years arriving as a shy young girl who found it difficult to make friends and build relationships.
It hasn’t been an easy start in life for Katie who lives in foster care. Since starting at the Buffalo Community Centre her skills in all areas have improved and it’s nice to see Katie becoming a polite and friendly young lady who is willing to help anyone she can.
Katie volunteers here at the centre and is known by all young people who look up to her as role model, she always makes new people who come into the youth sessions welcome and ensures they have someone to talk to. Her caring nature is always shown amongst the youth projects and she is always willing too help and take on any tasks asked of her
In 2018 Katie started doing the children’s university passport for volunteering and has over 260 hours volunteering at the Buffalo Centre and the local carnival.
It’s nice to see Katie reaching her potential and being a polite and friendly young lady loved by all here at the centre. We are very proud of who Katie is becoming and can’t wait to see what a bright future she has ahead of her.
With the school holiday’s coming up after this weekend we have a look at what’s on at the Buffalo Community Centre this summer and events in the local area which may interest you.
Let’s pray for plenty of sun and enjoy your holidays whatever you end up doing.
What’s On At The Buffalo
We have all our usual groups, classes and meetings on over the summer. The only changes are for the Buffalo Youth Group sessions and the ESOL meetings on Wednesday. The only changes for these groups are:
Buffalo Youth Group
The fun packed sessions will run as usual except for the weeks starting the 19th and 26th August. The sessions will start up again from the 2nd September
This group is term time only and therefore will not be running over the course of the summer holidays. It will return in September 2019.
What’s On in Blyth
It’s sometimes hard to find things to do over the summer, so why not have a look at our handy guide on free and paid events in and around Blyth over the summer holidays.
Books and Art In Space (Cramlington/Blyth Library): Tues 30th/ Wed 31st July
Celebrating 50 years of the moon landing Cramlington and Blyth library will be hosting this event for space fun! Time: 2.30pm – 4pm. Tickets £1 each. To find out more information and book ticket click the link below.
Into the Fields Festival Blyth 2019: Fri 2nd Aug – Sun 4th Aug
If you love music festivals and cover bands this event is for you! From the Killers (Killaz UK) to Oasis (Howaysis) you’ll enjoy a music packed weekend. For more information and tickets visit
We’re Going on a Space Hunt (various libraries in Northumberland): various dates throughout August
Blast off to space with the experts from Battlesteads Observatory – Astro Ventures. A fantastic, fun and hands on session with the chance to handle meteorites and Earth Rocks and make your own spectroscopes. Suitable for children aged 4-12 years. Tickets cost £2 and can be booked online.
Click on the link to see what’s on in Northumberland libraries and book tickets.