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Veterans & Elders

Promote Your Group Here!

We invite Veteran and Elders groups and organisations to share news about upcoming activities, classes, and events on this site, this is the place to get the word out.

Getting more visibility for your group reinforces our shared community mission of nurturing the residents and young people of Ashington. 

Please use the web form below to submit your group's announcements. Let us help spread the word so you can focus on delivering quality programming that will benefit the community.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following links to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these 3rd party websites. The links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone 'bad'. To report an issue with any of the links below contact 01670 624520 or email

Ashington & District u3a

u3a is a UK wide organisation that provides the opportunity for those no longer in work to come together and learn for fun.

Benefits of joining u3a 

Joining your local u3a is a great way to find and develop new interests and make friends in a relaxed environment. It doesn’t cost much to join a u3a near where you live, usually less than £15.

Reasons to join:

  • Make a difference, stay active, keep learning and have fun
  • Get out to meet face to face – learning together and making the most of life
  • Access to online learning, training and resources to inspire you. Members can attend learning events and talks for free
  • Meet other people with similar interests: learn new things and share your skills.
  • Ashington & District u3a


Ashington & District u3a recruits members from coast to countryside. Members hail from Ashington, Blyth, Ellington, Cramlington, Widdrington, Newbiggin By the Sea to name but a few.

The area has a long industrial history which is now commemorated at Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Blyth Battery and Newbiggin Maritime Centre

Our membership is growing and follows the ethos of u3a which is Learn, Laugh and Live. Our u3a gives people the opportunity to socialise, make friends and take up new interests at our monthly meetings and our many and varied interest groups.

Come along to one of our monthly meeting as a guest to find out what we are about and join our u3a to allow you to participate in any interest groups. Annual Membership Fee for 2023 is £13.

MONTHLY MEETING is held in the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Station Road, Ashington, on the Second Thursday of the month, 12:45 – 3:00 pm. There are speakers at each meeting covering a wide range of subjects of interest to members. Refreshments can be purchased giving time for a chat followed by monthly business.


Membership secretary Dave Walker using contact tab on our website to get in touch or ring 07873 777806. Website:

Age UK Northumberland

Age UK Northumberland has launched a new scams prevention and support programme for older people in Northumberland.

The programme, funded by Lloyds Banking Group, will help to prevent older people from falling for scams by increasing their knowledge and confidence to recognise and deal with attempted scams. It will also provide support to older fraud victims recovering after an incident.

Older people can be particularly vulnerable to fraud and scams, which can have a serious emotional and financial impact, and can damage quality of life and wellbeing for many.

Sophisticated scams have been on the rise during the pandemic with criminals devising even more ways to target those they believe to be vulnerable. This means it’s even more vital to support those that may be at greater risk. 

Amy Whyte, Head of Charitable Services and Operations at Age UK Northumberland said: “We’re really pleased to be launching the Age UK Scams Prevention and Support Programme across Northumberland. Scams can have a devastating effect on older victims - in England and Wales an older person becomes a victim of fraud every 40 seconds, which is over 800,000 older people every year. This shows us just how important this programme is to try and keep the older people in Northumberland as safe as possible when it comes to financial crime.”

To find out more about Age UK Northumberland’s Scams Prevention and Support Programme, please visit, or contact us on 01670 784 800.

Ashington Veterans and Elders institute

Ashington Veterans and Elders institute hold open coffee mornings every first Saturday of every month.

They all run from 11am until 2pm.  All food sold is home made. We hold a raffle on the day too.

We also sell items we produce to raise money for The NHS and for SAAFA and funds stay local.  We sold garden flowers last year and this year we are selling garden butterflies.      

We also have Queen's Platinum Jubilee events coming up later in the year, so watch this space.

Click here to visit the AVAEI Facebook Page

Click here to visit the AVAEI website

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Latest News
Local Group Expands Battle to Save Native Red Squirrels

A local conservation group is waging war against an invasive species that threatens to wipe out one of Britain’s most beloved woodland creatures.

Click to Read More

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