Join Us in 2016 for Get Walking

Now the Spring Weather has arrived its the perfect time to Get Walking.

Dates shall be posted in our Get Walking section.

Get inspired by last years walks:

30th January 2015

A small group of walkers braved the cold and had a very enjoyable walk around Saltwell Park, enjoying the beautiful scenery and learning some of the history.
This was followed by soup and coffee in Saltwell Towers Café.

27th February 2015

As the weather was unsettled the walking group decided to meet at Saltwell Park once again and enjoy a different route around the park. Retreating to the Towers Café for shelter and a warm cuppa. The walk was about 1 to 1 and half miles and suitable for everyone.

27th March 2015

We had a lovely walk around the park with the 'Friends of Saltwell Park' who told us some interesting facts about the park that we maybe didn't know.

May and July 2015

We met at Staiths Cafe and walked along the River Tyne, firstly to the Swing Bridge and return, then our next walk we headed upstream, taking in the history of the Statyhs. Both were very interesting and we finished having lunch at the Staiths Cafe. Each walk was about 2 miles.

June 2015

We had a lovely summer day, yes there was one, as we headed off on the Derwent Walk , after walking down to the lake and watching the wonderful wildlife, the walker then headed off to the Red Kite Pub for some much needed refreshments.

September 2015

The walkers took in the beauty at Watergate Forest Park, followed by lunch.

October 2015

Walk along Tyne starting at the Skiff near MetroCentre, this was an interesting walk and lovely to see the wildlife along the river.  We walked for about 2 miles then had refreshments.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund, we were awarded £1,000 towards our Champion Project. Our Champion Volunteers deliver our 'Peer Support' service and go out into the community to give all people affected by arthritis the information and help they need to live healthy, independent lives. The can advise on the services our charity provides or other local services that can help them.

We can also come out to groups and give talks, so if you would like us to visit your group then please contact us.

We are also grateful to Gateshead Council who awarded us a Grant of over £3,000 to be split between our branch running costs and the Champion Project. As you can see from our website we have numerous activities for all people and our monthly branch night.



3rd Rheumatology Patient Conference

The conference on June 2014 was hosted by the Rheumatology Team at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead in conjunction with Arthritis Care Gateshead and NRAS.

Over 100 people attended the day and had the opportunity to listen to informative and inspirational talks, view the various 14 stands that were available form local charities, NHS departments and local companies. afternoon tea was provided and goody bags for all who attended.

Some of talks included coping with fatigue, learning to deal and live with pain and osteoporosis as well as other interesting topics.

These conferences are held every two years and are extremely helpful and beneficial to all people affected by arthritis to help them live with a long term condition.