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Pudsey’s donation allows youth service to continue

Hadston House administrator Lucy Yeowart, project lead Scott Dickinson and director  Candice Randall with  Brodie Fisher, Lauren Taylor, John Doherty and James Scott who use the drop-in service.

Hadston House administrator Lucy Yeowart, project lead Scott Dickinson and director Candice Randall with Brodie Fisher, Lauren Taylor, John Doherty and James Scott who use the drop-in service.

A youth service at a north Northumberland centre will continue for the next three years, thanks to vital funding.

Hadston House, in Hadston, has been awarded £30,000 from Children in Need.

It will be used to fund the night-time youth service at the Bondicar Road facility, which is held three evenings a week and offers a ‘haven’ for youngsters.

Delighted project leader Scott Dickinson said: “This is brilliant news for us.

“We are an independent organisation which relies on grant funding to operate.

“Following a monitoring of the previous year, Children in Need was pleased with the work we do and funded us for a further three years.”

The youth service, which is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, provides a wide-range of activities for young people, including team building and arts and crafts sessions and offers career advice.

Mr Dickinson added: “This is like a safe house and a haven for young people and the general community and we want to continue operating and serving the local community to the highest level.

“Without support from organisations such as Children in Need we would find it impossible to do this.

“The main grant from Children in Need will allow us to continue the employment of our youth workers and deliver face-to-face work with young people.”

Hadston House serves all members of the community, not just young people. For details, visit www.hadstonhouse.co.uk or call 01670 761537.

Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity and provides grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people. Its vision is that every child in the UK is safe, happy and secure, and has the chance to reach their potential.

 

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