Many activities to celebrate county

From left, Ryan Smith-Baker, eight, with his brothers, five-year-old Riley, also a Newsham Primary School pupil, and Harvie, aged 11, at Blyth beach.
From left, Ryan Smith-Baker, eight, with his brothers, five-year-old Riley, also a Newsham Primary School pupil, and Harvie, aged 11, at Blyth beach.

More businesses, residents and children are getting involved as Northumberland Day gets ever nearer.

The Commissioner’s Quay Inn, Blyth, has generously offered an overnight stay for two – with full Northumberland breakfast – as a prize.

In addition, head chef Richie Moore has set children at The Dales School the challenge of coming up with a suitable dish that will go on the inn’s special boards in the run-up to and on Northumberland Day, May 28.

As part of its activities, reception children at Newsham Primary School have made Northumberland Day flags and some have taken them to their favourite places in the county on a family day out.

The celebrations in south east Northumberland will also include a community event at the Newbiggin Maritime Centre and sarnies, stotties and singing hinnies at Headway Arts in Blyth.

When Northumberland Day organiser Catapult PR was appointed to handle PR for wedding app business Weddr, which professionally edits wedding guests’ video clips into a once-in-a-lifetime video of memories, it quickly popped the question and asked if its event organisers could use the app to create the ultimate video for the celebration.

The company offered the app as its form of sponsorship.

This will enable all involved in events at www.northumberlandday.net to create special memories of their activities and gain recognition in the end-of-event show-reel.

It has also provided a free shoot as a prize for Northumberland Day’s Facebook followers.