It's our tenth annual Gifts For Christmas appeal where we team up with Hartlepool Social Services to provide pressies for children who wouldn't normally get anything at this time of year.

We are asking for YOUR help - When you're christmas shopping, please buy and extra gift for a boy of a girl and as along as its brand new and unopened you can drop it off at:

Radio Hartlepool - York Road

Civic Centre - Victoria Road

Morrisons Supermarket - Clarence Road

We want to make sure this year's appeal is the best one yet and here are a few of the kind people who have already contributed...

 

Alison and Sammie from Kev's Klub

 

 

Carole Anne Swanson

 

 

Finley popped into Radio Hartlepool on his lunch break

 

Judith Sherry

 

 

Team members from Lilyanne's Coffee Bar

 

 

Some great gifts from Lisa and Peter Alder

 

 

Customers from Morrisons have been dropping off gifts.  Luke Ellerton pictured.

 

Nicola Defty and Barney

 

 

Steven Larkin

 

 

Yvonne Slater

Monday 18th July 2016

Event - Be Crafty

Time - From 9.30am

Location - The Arches, Park Road

Attractions - Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, Clay Painting, Mindfulness Art, Sit and Sew

Admission - Check out their Facebook page, Be Crafty

 

Event - Sequence Dance

Time - 1.30 - 3.30pm

Location - People Resource Centre, Miers Avenue

Admission - £2 entry which includes tea and a biscuit

 

Event - Edith Harrison Performing Arts - Dance Class

Time - 5pm

Location - Blind Welfare Centre, Avenue Road

Attractions - Tuition in Tap, Ballet, Street, Modern, Contemporary

Admission - £6 per week, Contact Edith on 01429 860326

 

Event - Little Ninja's / Kids Karate / Family Karate

Time - 5-5.30pm / 5-6pm / 6-7pm

Location - Hartlepool Wakokai, Whitby Street South

Admission - £4, Contact 07984 798634

 

Event - Creative Crew Dream Theatre, 13-18 years old

Time - 6-8pm

Location - Red Dreams, Whitby Street South

Admission - £2 per week, call 894605 for further information

 

Tuesday 19th July 2016

Event - Be Crafty

Time - From 9.30am

Location - The Arches, Park Road

Attractions - Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, Clay Painting, Mindfulness Art, Sit and Sew

Admission - Check out their Facebook page, Be Crafty

 

Event - Grange Road Methodist Church Community Centre Walk-In Luncheon Club

Time - From 12 noon

Location - Grange Road Community Centre

Attractions - Main Course, Dessert, tea or coffee with biscuits, a relaxing meeting point with good company, everyone welcome

Admission - £4, no need to book

 

Event - Knit and Natter

Time - 1.30-3pm

Location - Cafe One77, York Road

Attractions - Meet new friends and enjoy a cuppa

Admission - £2 per person, to book call Melanie on 867016

 

Event - Karen Liddle's Dance Studio

Time - 3.45pm

Location - Dance Studio, York Road (above Barclay's Bank)

Attractions - Tap, Jazz, Private Tuition

Admission - To book or for more information, call Karen on 07867723513

 

Event - Little Ninja's / Kids Karate / Intermediate / Advanced / Adult Karate

Time - 5-5.30pm / 5-6pm / 6-7pm / 6-7.30pm / 7.30-9pm

Location - Hartlepool Wadokai, Whitby Street South

Admission - £4 / £5, Contact 07984 798634

 

Event - Creative Crew Junior Vocal Group - 8-16 years old

Time - 6-8pm

Location - Red Dreams, Whitby Street South

Admission - £2 per week, call 894605 for further information

 

Event - Akido Martial Arts Adult Classes

Time - 7.30-9pm

Location - The Stranton Centre

Admission - Anyone interested is invited to pop along to the class

 

Event - Hartlepool Six-A-Side Football League

Time - 7.50-9pm

Location - Dyke House School

Admission - Free, to join or for further information Contact 07535 504325

 

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Event - Be Crafty

Time - From 9.30am

Location - The Arches, Park Road

Attractions - Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, Clay Painting, Mindfulness Art, Sit and Sew

Admission - Check out their Facebook page, Be Crafty

 

Event - Karen Liddle's Dance Studio

Time - 3.45pm

Location - Dance Studio, York Road (above Barclay's Bank)

Attractions - Tap, Jazz, Private Tuition

Admission - To book or for more information, call Karen on 07867723513

 

Event - Edith Harrison Performing Arts - Drama Class

Time - 5pm

Location - Wilton Grange, Grange Road

Attraction - Drama Tuition

Admission - Contact Edith on 01429 860326

 

Event - Little Ninja's / Kids Karate / Family Karate / High Performance

Time - 5-5.30pm / 5-6pm / 6-7pm / 6-7.30pm

Location - Hartlepool Wakokai, Whitby Street South

Admission - £4 / £6, Contact 07984 798634

 

Event - Creative Crew Guitar Group - 8-16 years old

Time - 6-8pm

Location - Red Dreams, Whitby Street South

Admission - £2 per week, call 894605 for further information

 

Event - Kev's Club Special Needs Group for over 18's

Time - 6-9pm

Location - Newholme Community Centre, off Ormesby Road

Attractions - Indoor Bowls, Pool, Bingo, Table Games, Domino's, a place to socialise and make new friends and also a place for carers to chat and relax

Admission - £4 membership per year, £1 payable on entry, which receives a raffle ticket to win 1 of 3 prizes

 

Thursday 21st July 2016

Event - Be Crafty

Time - From 9.30am

Location - The Arches, Park Road

Attractions - Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, Clay Painting, Mindfulness Art, Sit and Sew

Admission - Check out their Facebook page, Be Crafty

 

Event - Over 50's Friendship Club

Time - 1.30-3.30pm

Location - Grange Road Methodist Church Community Centre

Attractions - The group is for men and women, there are lots of things to do, pop in for a cuppa and a chat, meet new people and make new friends.

Admission - All new members welcome

 

Event - Karen Liddle's Dance Studio

Time - 3.45pm

Location - Dance Studio, York Road (above Barclay's Bank)

Attractions - Acrobatics

Admission - To book or for more information, call Karen on 07867723513

 

Event - Edith Harrison Performing Arts - Dance Class

Time - 5pm

Location - Blind Welfare Centre, Avenue Road

Attractions - Tuition in Tap, Ballet, Street, Modern, Contemporary

Admission - £6 per week, Contact Edith on 01429 860326

 

Event - Akido Martial Arts Junior Classes, 11-16 years

Time - 6-7pm

Location - Avondale Centre, Mapleton Road

Admission - Anyone interested is invited to pop along to the class 

 

Event - Creative Crew Senior Vocal Group, 13-18 years old

Time - 6-8pm

Location - Red Dreams, Whitby Street South

Admission - £2 per week, call 894605 for further information

 

Event - Akido Martial Arts Adult Classes

Time - 7.30-9pm

Location - The Stranton Centre, Southburn Terrace

Admission - Anyone interested is invited to pop along to the class

 
 

Friday 22nd July 2016

Event - Be Crafty

Time - From 9.30am

Location - The Arches, Park Road

Attractions - Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, Clay Painting, Mindfulness Art, Sit and Sew

Admission - Check out their Facebook page, Be Crafty

 

Event - Noah's Ark Parent and Toddler Group

Time - 9.30am - 11.30am

Location - Grange Road Methodist Church Community Centre (on Tankerville Street)

Attractions - Lots of fun toys, great company for parent and grandparents

Admission - £1 per child which includes refreshments

 

Event - Karen Liddle's Dance Studio

Time - 5-5.30pm / 5.30-6.30pm / 6.30-7.30pm / 7.30-8.30pm

Location - Dance Studio, York Road (above Barclay's Bank)

Attractions - Ab Blast / Tums & Bums / Aerobics

Admission - To book or for more information, call Karen on 07867723513

 

Event - Kids Karate / Intermediate Karate / Advanced Karate

Time - 5-6pm / 6-7pm / 7-8.30pm

Location - Hartlepool Wadokai, Whitby Street South

Admission - £4 / £5, Contact 07984 798634

 

Saturday 23rd July 2016

Event - Karen Liddle's Dance Studio

Time - 9am

Location - Dance Studio, York Road (above Barclay's Bank)

Attractions - Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Melodramatics

Admission - To book or for more information, call Karen on 07867723513

 

Event - Edith Harrison Performing Arts - Dance Class

Time - 9.30am

Location - Blind Welfare Centre, Avenue Road

Attractions - Tuition in Tap, Ballet, Street, Modern, Contemporary

Admission - £6 per week, Contact Edith on 01429 860326

 

Event - Little Ninja's / Kids Karate / Family Karate

Time - 9.30-10am & 10-10.30am / 10.30-11.30am / 11.30-12.30pm

Location - Hartlepool Wakokai, Whitby Street South

Admission - £4, Contact 07984 798634

 

Event - Be Crafty

Time - From 10am

Location - The Arches, Park Road

Attractions - Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, Clay Painting, Mindfulness Art, Sit and Sew

Admission - Check out their Facebook page, Be Crafty

 

Event - Creative Crew Film School, 13-18 years old

Time - 3-5pm

Location - Red Dreams, Whitby Street South

Admission - £2 per week, call 894605 for further information

 

Sunday 24th July 2016

Event - Karen Liddle's Dance Studio

Time - 9.30-10.30am / 10.30-11.30am / 11.30-12.30pm

Location - Dance Studio, York Road (above Barclay's Bank)

Attractions - Zumba / Aerobics / Pilates

Admission - To book or for more information, call Karen on 07867723513

 

 

Please note Radio Hartlepool are not responsible for any errors in the above listing or changes made by event organisers.

If you would like your event published in a future 'Whats Happening' guide (online and on-air) please email full details of the event to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.

Monday 21st December 2015

Event - Blankets for Blue Light Babies

Location - 'Blue Light Babies' on facebook

Attractions - 5 inch knitted or crochet squares to make blankets for babies born pre-hospital, or complete blanket 22 inch square

Admission - Contact them on facebook or drop off point at Bonnie Babies in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, must be new and unworn

 

Event - Hartlepool Hospice Trees of Remembrance

Location - Middleton Grange Shopping Centre

Attractions - Place a bauble on the Christmas Tree with a personal message in memory of lost loved ones

 

Event - Health Bus 'Health Heart Check'

Time - 10am - 12 noon

Location - Fens Shops, Catcote Road

Attractions - 10 minute FREE NHS Health Heart Check

Admission - FREE - no appointment necessary

 

Event - Health Bus 'Health Heart Check'

Time - 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Location - Seaton Carew Sea Front

Attractions - 10 minute FREE NHS Health Heart Check

Admission - FREE - no appointment necessary

 

Event - Little Ninja's / Kids Karate / Family Karate

Time - 5-5.30pm / 5-6pm / 6-7pm

Location - Hartlepool Wakokai, Whitby Street South

Admission - £4, Contact 07984 798634

 

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Event - Blankets for Blue Light Babies

Location - 'Blue Light Babies' on facebook

Attractions - 5 inch knitted or crochet squares to make blankets for babies born pre-hospital, or complete blanket 22 inch square

Admission - Contact them on facebook or drop off point at Bonnie Babies in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, must be new and unworn

 

Event - Hartlepool Hospice Trees of Remembrance

Location - Middleton Grange Shopping Centre

Attractions - Place a bauble on the Christmas Tree with a personal message in memory of lost loved ones

 

Event - Be Crafty

Time - From 9.30am

Location - The Arches, Park Road

Attractions - Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, Clay Painting, Mindfulness Art, Sit and Sew

Admission - Check out their Facebook page, Be Crafty

 

Event - Health Bus 'Health Heart Check'

Time - 10am - 12 noon

Location - Marlowe Road, near the Catholic Club

Attractions - 10 minute FREE NHS Health Heart Check

Admission - FREE - no appointment necessary

 

Event - 40th Scout Group, Pocket Panto presents 'Aladdin'

Time - 12 noon

Location - Scout Hall, Tunstall Avenue

Attractions - Pantomime, tea/coffee/mulled wine and hotdogs, cakes, popcorn and treats

Admission - £7.50 and are available from Linens on Park Road

 

Event - Health Bus 'Health Heart Check'

Time - 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Location - Winterbottom Avenue, Iceland car park

Attractions - 10 minute FREE NHS Health Heart Check

Admission - FREE - no appointment necessary

 

Event - The 3F's Luncheon Group (Fun, Food and Friendship), for Hartlepool residents aged 55 and over

Time - 11.30am - 1.30pm

Location - One 77, York Road

Attractions - Two course meal and refreshments, whilst meeting new friends and to chat with their health advocate

Admission - Booking must be made in advance by contacting Melanie Clark on 01429 867016

 

Event - Little Ninja's / Kids Karate / Intermediate / Advanced / Adult Karate

Time - 5-4.30pm / 5-6pm / 6-7pm / 6-7.30pm / 7.30-9pm

Location - Hartlepool Wadokai, Whitby Street South

Admission - £4 / £5, Contact 07984 798634

 

Event - Akido Martial Arts Adult Classes

Time - 7.30-9pm

Location - The Stranton Centre

Admission - Anyone interested is invited to pop along to the class

 

Event - Hartlepool Six-A-Side Football League

Time - 7.50-9pm

Location - Dyke House School

Admission - Free, to join or for further information Contact 07535 504325

 

Wednesday 23rd November 2015

Event - Blankets for Blue Light Babies

Location - 'Blue Light Babies' on facebook

Attractions - 5 inch knitted or crochet squares to make blankets for babies born pre-hospital, or complete blanket 22 inch square

Admission - Contact them on facebook or drop off point at Bonnie Babies in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, must be new and unworn

 

Event - Hartlepool Hospice Trees of Remembrance

Location - Middleton Grange Shopping Centre

Attractions - Place a bauble on the Christmas Tree with a personal message in memory of lost loved ones

 

Event - Be Crafty

Time - From 9.30am

Location - The Arches, Park Road

Attractions - Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, Clay Painting, Mindfulness Art, Sit and Sew

Admission - Check out their Facebook page, Be Crafty

 

Event - The 3F's Luncheon Group (Fun, Food and Friendship), for Hartlepool residents aged 55 and over

Time - 11.30am - 1.30pm

Location - One 77, York Road

Attractions - Two course meal and refreshments, whilst meeting new friends and to chat with their health advocate

Admission - Booking must be made in advance, Contact Melanie Clark on 01429 867016

 

Event - Little Ninja's / Kids Karate / Family Karate / High Performance

Time - 5-5.30pm / 5-6pm / 6-7pm / 6-7.30pm

Location - Hartlepool Wakokai, Whitby Street South

Admission - £4 / £6, Contact 07984 798634

 

Event - Kev's Club Special Needs Group for over 18's

Time - 6-9pm

Location - Newholme Community Centre, off Ormesby Road

Attractions - Indoor Bowls, Pool, Bingo, Table Games, Domino's, a place to socialise and make new friends and also a place for carers to chat and relax

Admission - £4 membership per year, £1 payable on entry, which receives a raffle ticket to win 1 of 3 prizes

 

Thursday 24th December 2015

Event - Blankets for Blue Light Babies

Location - 'Blue Light Babies' on facebook

Attractions - 5 inch knitted or crochet squares to make blankets for babies born pre-hospital, or complete blanket 22 inch square

Admission - Contact them on facebook or drop off point at Bonnie Babies in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, must be new and unworn

 

Event - Hartlepool Hospice Trees of Remembrance

Location - Middleton Grange Shopping Centre

Attractions - Place a bauble on the Christmas Tree with a personal message in memory of lost loved ones

 

Event - Santa's Secret Slumber

Time - 9am-12 noon or 1-4pm

Location - Mister Twisters

Attractions - A fun filled party to wear the little ones out for the big day

Admission - £7.50, to book or for more information call 275777

 

Event - Be Crafty

Time - From 9.30am

Location - The Arches, Park Road

Attractions - Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, Clay Painting, Mindfulness Art, Sit and Sew

Admission - Check out their Facebook page, Be Crafty

 

Event - Health Bus 'Health Heart Check'

Time - 10am - 12 noon

Location - Villiers Street, near the Central Library

Attractions - 10 minute FREE NHS Health Heart Check

Admission - FREE - no appointment necessary

 

Event - Health Bus 'Health Heart Check'

Time - 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Location - Throston Grange Shops, Wiltshire Way

Attractions - 10 minute FREE NHS Health Heart Check

Admission - FREE - no appointment necessary

 

Event - Akido Martial Arts Junior Classes, 11-16 years

Time - 6-7pm

Location - Avondale Centre, Mapleton Road

Admission - Anyone interested is invited to pop along to the class

 

Event - Akido Martial Arts Adult Classes

Time - 7.30-9pm

Location - The Stranton Centre, Southburn Terrace

Admission - Anyone interested is invited to pop along to the class

 


  

 

Please note Radio Hartlepool are not responsible for any errors in the above listing or changes made by event organisers.

If you would like your event published in a future 'Whats Happening' guide (online and on-air) please email full details of the event to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.

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