The NETOA featured on almost all of page 3 in the Northern Echo (fully clothed you will be pleased to hear!) when a grant of £1,500 was presented by Stan Hunter on behalf of Durham Benevolence – the charitable arm of the Masonic Province of Durham – to the Association to help with the cost of improving the TV system at the New Victoria Centre. The formal presentation took place at John Mann’s concert .
A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped out at the NETOA Annual Fete on Saturday 27th May and to all of the ‘Friends’ and visitors who came along and helped us to raise the magnificent sum of £1,077 whilst enjoying some music, food and a cuppa! As a Charity we rely heavily on various fundraising efforts and a huge amount of effort went into the preparation of the building and the various stalls .
The weather outside was sunny and the atmosphere inside was pretty hot too, as Britain’s Got Talent star Jean Martyn made her second visit to play the New Victoria Centre Wurlitzer on Sunday 14th May. With hardly an empty seat in the house, the audience enjoyed a diet of classics, jazz and favourites old and new, finishing with a rocking ‘BGT’ medley. Something for everyone in fact and everyone left asking for more as .