We're heading out on a road trip and we'd love to see you join us.

Our 30 Day road Trip, is a culmination of year long events and activities to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The road trip will take in all four corners of the North East, with a full schedule of daily events and stop offs, visiting friends and local communities who've supported us over the years.

With visits to school's, community groups and of course, all of our homes, as well as many many more places, it promises to be 30 epic days of celebration. The Road Trip is not only a celebration of our 30 years though, as we've also partnered up with St Oswald's Hospice, with all money raised on our journey, going to their fantastic cause. 

A full schedule on how you can take part and get involved is below, but please do keep an eye on our social media channels, as we'll be posting daily updates, pics and stories, on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


Road Trip Diary of Events

Date: Friday 3rd
Venue: Eighton Lodge Care Home

Doors open 6pm, entertainment (Professor Pumpernickel and Music) start at 6:30pm, fireworks display at 8pm.

Date: Saturday 4th
Venue: Newburn to Wylam

Join Ryton Towers staff and residents for a sponsored walk- raising money for the fantastic Children in Need. The walk starts at 11am, and we will be walking from Newburn to Wylam.

Date: Sunday 5th
Venue: Ryton

Meeting at 10am at the Ryton Rugby Club Car Park, we will be setting off with Ryton’s Litter action group to help keep Ryton wonderful.

Date: Monday 6th
Venue: Ovingham Middle School

Residents from Wellburn House are going over to Ovingham Middle School for an IT and Cookery lesson.

Date: Tuesday 7th
Venue: Wellburn House

Join us for an afternoon tea with charity Age UK Northumberland, where representatives will be there to offer free confidential, impartial and independent advice for anyone over the age of 50. Starts at 2pm, singer starts at 2:30pm.

Date: Wednesday 8th
Venue: West End Food Bank- 331 Benwell Lane, Benwell, NE15 6LX

Between 10am and 4pm a team of us from Whorlton Grange will be at the food bank volunteering for the day.

Date: Thursday 9th
Venue: St Oswalds Hospice Shop, Unit 3 Denton Park Shopping Centre, West
Denton Way, NE5 2QZ

A team of us from Whorlton Grange will be taking over St Oswalds Hospice West Denton store for the whole day- aiming to raise as much money as we can for the charity. Taking over for the whole day, make sure you come and say hello if you are passing, or come grab a bargain!

Date: Friday 10th
Venue: Newton Hall

We are attending the Chairman’s Tartan Ball at Newton Hall to help raise £30,000 for an Age UK Northumberland Befriending Service.

Date: Saturday 11th
Venue: Heatherdale Care Home

Come and join us for our 30 th birthday tea party at Heatherdale, where Age UK Northumberland representatives will also be there to offer advice and suggestions about how you can help to reduce the loneliness of older people in your community. The charity are also going to be piloting their new ‘there’s always time for tea’ campaign, which kick-starts officially in January. We are over the moon to be the first care home to get involved!

Date: Sunday 12th
Venue: Spittal War Memorial and Garden House

Join Garden House after the Spittal Remembrance Day Memorial for a coffee morning of reflection. Free entry, with all welcome. The memorial begins at 1:45pm, with the coffee morning immediately after at Garden House.

Date: Monday 13th
Venue: Berwick

Come and join us in Berwick as we help volunteer in the local community, helping to raise money and awareness for the fantastic charity. We will also be spreading the word about their ‘Light up a Life’ campaign for all those interested.

Date: Tuesday 14th
Venue: Craghall Care Home

Come and join us at our festive fundraiser for St Oswalds Hospice at Craghall. We are going to have a festive bake off, which all 14 homes are also going to get involved with via social media. There will be a cake sale with hampers and other prizes to raise money for St Oswalds Hospice available at Craghall. Doors open at 2pm, singer at 2:30pm Free to attend- all welcome.

Date: Wednesday 15th
Venue: Craghall Care Home

The Alzheimers Society are kick starting their partnership with Craghall with a special dementia friends session, and the chance to ask any questions or receive advice about dementia. Refreshments and free entry. 2-4pm.

Date: Thursday 16th
Venue: St Oswalds Hospice Shop, 59 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3DP.

A team of us from Glenholme House will be taking over St Oswalds Hospice Sunderland store for the whole day- aiming to raise as much money as we can for the charity. Taking over for the whole day, make sure you come and say hello if you are passing, or come grab a bargain!

Date: Friday 17th
Venue: Raich Carter Centre Commercial Rd, Sunderland, SR2 8PD

10:30-11:00 Pilates and gentle exercise for our residents from Glenholme House and the local community, with refreshments afterwards.

Date: Saturday 18th
Venue: St George’s Care Home

Join St George’s for a pimped up 80’s Oomph! session at St George’s. Oomph! offer complementary services to enhance the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults. Running from 10:30am-12pm.

Date: Sunday 19th
Venue: St George’s Church, Washington

St George’s will be leading the way in collecting donations for the Washington Food Bank who have a fantastic relationship with the Church directly next to St George’s care home. We will then be going over to the Church to offer our donations.

Date: Monday 20th
Venue: Care Centre York

From 10am-3pm members of staff from St Catherine’s will be helping move a warehouse of food for the homeless community in York.

Date: Tuesday 21st
Venue: Lincoln Court Day Centre

From 10-2pm we will be helping Age UK York out for the day at their Lincoln Court Day Centre- with a number of different activities and entertainment.


Date: Wednesday 22nd
Venue: Acomb Methodist Church

Residents from Rosevale will be going along to Age UK York’s day centre at the Acomb Methodist Church to take part in their activities. From 10am-2pm!

Date: Thursday 23rd
Venue: St Laurence’s Church

Residents from Rosevale will be attending another of Age UK York’s day centres, where we will also be helping out for the day!

Date: Friday 24th
Venue: Brunswick Organic Nursery

Staff from Grimston Court will be helping out at the Brunswick Organic Nursery and Craft Workshop, which is a productive workplace for adults with learning difficulties.

Date: Saturday 25th
Venue: York Care Centre

We will be helping at York Care Cent, helping serving breakfast for the local homeless community in York. Starting at 7:30am.

Date: Sunday 26th
Venue: Riverhead Hall Care Home

Join us at Riverhead Hall for an 80’s movie marathon, as part of our 30th birthday celebrations. Be ready for hit 80’s classics, complete with a selection of 80’s sweets!

Date: Monday 27th
Venue: Bridlington Beach

Join Riverhead Hall staff in their Bridlington Beach litter pick and comb for the day!

Date: Tuesday 28th
Venue: Nightingale Hall

Come along to Nightingale Hall for their 80’s themed Pyjama afternoon for the Care Workers #GivingTuesday. Complete with Bingo, loads of fun, sweets, food and games.

Date: Wednesday 29th
Venue: Nightingale Hall

Come along to Wellburn’s 30th Birthday Party with Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington at Nightingale Hall. Complete with 22 Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington’s 22 Piece Ukulele Band. Starts at 2pm- free entry and refreshments.

Date: Thursday 30th
Venue: Head Office


Date: Friday 1st
Venue: St Oswalds Hospice Low Fell Store: 530 Durham Road, Low Fell, NE9 6HU
and Gateshead Store: 31 Jackson Street, Gateshead, NE8 1EE

A team of us from Eighton Lodge and Ryton Towers will be taking over St Oswalds Hospice Gateshead and Low Fell stores for the whole day- aiming to raise as much money as we can for the charity.

Date: Monday 4th
Venue: St Oswalds Hospice, Regent Ave, Gosforth NE3 1EE

Come along to the hospice for entertainment by Ian Donaghy and a cheque presentation from the whole road trip.