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Coronation of the Nation

Join us in celebrating the Coronation of their Majesties, King Charles III and Queen Camilla, as we commemorate this moment in history with family-friendly crafts on Saturday 6 May from 12pm to 5pm located in Grey’s Quarter.

The Coronation of the Nation Craftalong

Show off your creative skills in the royal arts and crafts fun by helping to create our giant collage for King Charles III and make your very own crown fit for a King or Queen to take home, all for a donation to local Age UK charities. Don’t forget to snap your selfie on our throne, tag @Eldonsq on social media and use the #eldonsquare hashtag. 

Age UK North Tyneside and Northumberland will also visit our event to offer information on their volunteering opportunities and shoppers can enjoy a cuppa while speaking to the team.

The Big Help Out

To mark King Charles III Coronation, many charities are coming together to encourage the nation to support their local community. We believe that sharing time with others can have a positive impact on volunteers and clients alike.

We’re teaming up with Age UK Tyneside and Northumberland to raise awareness of their volunteering opportunities. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference with your local Age UK charity. Visit both charities at Eldon Square during the following times:

  • North Tyneside: 12.00pm – 2.15pm
  • Northumberland: 2.15pm – 4.30pm

Find out more about The Big Help Out here.

Age UK

Age UK North Tyneside has been established for 50 years in the heart of the Borough, supporting people to help them make more of life. Age UK North Tyneside provides a vast range of services, including free Information and advice services for older people. The charity offers health and well-being through physical, social and digital activities. It provides specialist advice on subjects such as support for those living with dementia, older offenders, veterans, their spouses and carers. It aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for older adults.

Age UK Northumberland is a local independent charity that provides services for older adults throughout Northumberland. In common with all Age UK schemes, their central service is free information, advice and advocacy. Other services include personal care, exercise, fall prevention classes, befriending, lunch clubs and day centres.

Volunteering roles at your local Age UK

  • Friendship Volunteer Role – Your local Age UK is looking for friendly and social people with an hour or two to spare each week to make a regular weekly phone call or visit the home of one of their clients in order to provide a listening ear
  • Social Group Volunteer- Do you love to meet new people and facilitate activities such as crafts or games? Your local Age UK is looking for Social Group Volunteers to help run social groups in your community
  • Community Ambassador – Your local Age UK want people across the North East to know and access the services that they run to support individuals over 50. Age UK is looking for volunteers to learn about the services that they provide and share what they do with the local community

Excited to learn more? Visit the charity on Saturday 6 May and a team member will be happy to share information or learn more here.

Coronation throne
Coronation crafts

Fancy a bite to eat with the little ones after all of the crafting fun? Enjoy a meal at one of our many child-friendly restaurants. Find out more here.

Age UK Festive Gift Wrapping

Eldon Square is offering festive shoppers a gift-wrapping service this Christmas for perfectly wrapped presents (even the impossibly shaped ones) with proceeds going to Age UK Gateshead & Age UK Northumberland.

From Tuesday 13 to Friday 23 December, the gift wrapping stand will be located outside the Fenwick Customer Service Desk. Busy gift seekers can visit the wrapping stand and have their presents beautifully wrapped by volunteers in return for a donation to Age UK Gateshead and Age UK Northumberland.

Customers can choose from a selection of wrapping paper, ribbons and bows, all donated by local businesses.

Opening Hours

Eldon Square’s gift wrap service will be open during the following times:

Mon to Sat: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 5pm

Age UK Charities:

Age UK Gateshead is a leading charity in providing community, support and advice to the over-fifties community in the Gateshead and Newcastle area. Its team works hard to provide the best quality of life for those who they support, and whether you are attending our friendship groups, looking for support through difficult emotional or financial times, or dealing with severe issues such as dementia, they are there to help. Age UK’s services reach thousands of people every week, bringing people together and giving those who cannot speak up for themselves a voice when they need it most.

Age UK Northumberland is a local independent charity that provides services for older adults throughout Northumberland. In common with all Age UKs, their central service is free information, advice and advocacy. Other services are designed to meet local needs and currently include personal care, exercise, fall prevention classes, befriending, lunch clubs and day centres.

Find out more about Age UK and other volunteering opportunities here.

EldonShare Your Time by Volunteering with Age UK

We’re teaming up with Age UK Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland from 2 December as part of our #EldonShare campaign. We believe that sharing time with others can have a positive impact on volunteers and clients alike.

There are many ways to get involved and make a difference with your local Age UK charity, from being a Social Group Volunteer to being a Community Ambassador and much more.

Volunteering roles at your local Age UK:

Friendship Volunteer Role

Your local Age UK is looking for friendly and social people with an hour or two to spare each week to make a regular weekly phone call or visit the home of one of clients in order to provide companionship and a listening ear.

Social Group Volunteer

Do you love to meet new people, facilitate activities such as crafts or games, have a laugh and enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit?

Your local Age UK is looking for Social Group Volunteers to help us run our social groups in your community.

Community Ambassador

Your local Age UK want people across the North East to know and access the services that we run to support our over 50’s, therefore, we’re looking for volunteers to learn about the services that we provide and share what we do with your local community.

Excited to learn more and get involved? Visit an #EldonShare event where an Age UK representative will be happy to help or visit.

Discover your local Age UK:

Age UK North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside has been established for 50 years in the heart of the Borough supporting people to help them make more of life. Age UK North Tyneside provides a vast range of services including a free Information & Advice service which annually leverages over £1m in unclaimed benefits for older people. The charity offers health and well-being, physical, social and digital activities. It provides specialist advice on subjects such as support for those living with dementia, older offenders and to veterans, their spouses and carers. It aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for older adults.

Tel: 0191 2808484

E-mail enquiries: [email protected]

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northtyneside

Age UK Gateshead

Age UK Gateshead is a leading charity in providing community, support, and advice to the over fifties community in the Gateshead and Newcastle area. Our team works to provide those we support with the best quality of life we can, and whether you are attending our friendship groups, looking for support through difficult emotional or financial times, or dealing with severe issues such as dementia we are here to help. Our services reach thousands of people every week, bringing people together, and giving those who cannot speak up for themselves a voice when they need it most.

Tel: 0191 477 3559

E-mail enquiries: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/gateshead

Age UK Northumberland

Age UK Northumberland is a local charity that enables older people across Northumberland to live their best life through the provision of support services, which include information, advice and advocacy, bereavement support, social groups and befriending, health and wellbeing advice and groups, dementia social groups and scams support.

Tel: 01670 784800

E-mail enquiries:  [email protected]

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/northumberland

 

Our community space will be open daily from 2 to 18 December hosting a range of activities for all and providing information and advice regarding Age UK’s services. Find out more about our Age UK activities here.