Cash for rugby club youngsters

Alnwick Rugby Club Minis is one of 13 community groups and charities in the North East to receive a grant of up to £1,000.

BT is making the grants through its employee recognition scheme, the 2012 BT People Awards. The awards recognise BT’s volunteering heroes who give large amounts of their time to their local communities.

Farooq Hakim, BT’s North East regional director, said: “We were really impressed with the calibre of applications we received; the judges certainly had a hard time. The BT People Awards really highlight the fantastic work that BT people are doing in their communities and provide a great opportunity to reward their chosen community group or charity.”