'Down The Tubes'
A stage production telling a story of families living during The Blitz in WW2
Washington Forge Rotary joined with members and former members of The Rainbow Youth Theatre and Fatfield Musical Stage Society, members of the community, to present 'Down The Tubes'. This is a story of families in London during World War 2 who faced the horrors of 'The Blitz' and who experienced the shortages of food and clothing that war can bring. It shows how people bonded together to keep up morale and the determination of all those who kept 'The home fires burning'.
The production contained many songs that you will recognise, including some originally from the time of WW1, which was appropriate during this year of commemoration of the centenary of the end of 'The Great War'.
Shows were held at The Harraton Community Centre, Washington on Sunday 18th November 2018, at 2.00pm and 6.30pm.
A huge thank you to everyone who came along to support the shows. We do hope that you enjoyed your afternoon or evening and participated in the singalong.
Washington Forge Rotary is indebted to so many people who volunteered to take part in the production. The cast, backroom staff, front of house personnel, and the band members - all part of a dedicated team who gave up their time to ensure that the show took to the stage. A very well done to you all.
We are grateful to Freda Brennan who wrote the 'Down The Tubes' script; to the Show Director, Stephanie Corbett; Musical Director, Katrina Wake, and to 'Signature Times Photography' for providing us with the images.
Our annual charity Swimathon at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre on Sunday 7th July 2019details
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Rotary Award for Community Service
Freda Brennan is presented with a 'Paul Harris Fellow' Award for her dedicated support to young people in the Communitydetails
World Polio Day - Crocus Planting
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'Food for Christmas' Appeal 2017
We again held our annual appeal this year and collected food in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.details
National 'Know Your Blood Pressure' Day 2018
In support of the work of the Stroke Association we offered free blood pressure checks in The Galleries, Washington.details
Know Your Blood Pressure Event - October 2017
We again supported this Rotary/Stroke Association initiative by offering free blood pressure checks and advice in The Galleries, Washington.details
Charity Swimathon 2017
This year's Swimathon was held again at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre. This year our headline charitable cause was 'T1KZ' - assisting children, young people and families living with Type 1 diabetes in the North Eastdetails
Swimathon 2017 - Presentation Evening
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Keeping Washington Tidy
Throughout the year, our members are supporting local environmental groups in their efforts to keep our community area clean and tidy.details
'Food for Christmas Appeal 2016'
We are running our annual appeal again this year and will be collecting food in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.details
Charity Swimathon 2016
Our second Swimathon was held at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre.details
Dictionaries 4 Life
Year 6 pupils at Usworth Colliery Primary School presented with 'Dictionaries 4 Life'.details
'Know Your Blood Pressure' Day
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Food For Christmas Appeal 2014
This year we were again collecting foodstuffs in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.details
Washington Village Christmas Festival
Washington Village Christmas Festival took place on Saturday 29th November along Spout Lane - between 1pm and 5pmdetails
'Enterprise Week' at Usworth Colliery Primary School
School holds it's 'Enterprise Week' in July.details
Air Cadets Welcome Top Brass
2214 (Usworth) Air Cadets provided with musical instruments through Rotary Foundation grantdetails
Usworth Colliery Primary School 'Enterprise Week'
School initiative supported by Rotary and ASDAdetails
Washington Heritage Festival 2012
The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Iain Kay, visits our displaydetails
'Charity Race Night'
In support of Marie Curie Cancer Care & the Great North Air Ambulance. Venue - the North Biddick Social Club, Bonemill Lane, Washington.details