Community group nominated for Best of South Tyneside Award

Community Corner's Cheryl McDonald and Lynne Davis outside their new shop
Community Corner's Cheryl McDonald and Lynne Davis outside their new shop

A community group which works tirelessly to help others has been nominated for a Best of South Tyneside Award.

Mum and daughter team Cheryl McDonald, 29, and Lynne Davis, 51, run the charitable enterprise, Community Corner, which takes in donated goods and sells them on with the cash raised being donated to causes across South Tyneside.

Now the group, which as eight volunteers, has been recognised or their services in South Tyneside with a nomination for a Community Group award.

Those who nominated the organisation, which is based at their shop on Edinburgh Road, Jarrow, said: “They work endlessly to help others and are true inspiration.” Community Corner is celebrating after reaching £90,000 through the sale of goods from the shop which will go to good causes in South Tyneside. Now they are pushing to reach their overall target of £100,000 in the next eight weeks.

Cheryl, from Brockley Whins, said: “It is lovely to be nominated again this year and I am sure everybody will be over the moon when they find out.

“It is nice to know that all our hard world has been worthwhile.

“We now have over 6,000 members of Facebook, which is where we sell a lot of the items and things are going really well.

“It would be fab to get the £100,000 as we never thought we would get that.”

The group has also teamed up with business ‘Personalised Touches’, to provide Hi Vis vests to 99% of schools in South Tyneside to ensure pupils are seen when they are out and about. They have also extended their help to other worthy causes in the town.

Cheryl added: “We are currently fundraising for a local boy Toby Horner from Hebburn, who is three years old and has cerebral palsy. We have raised funds to pay for his front and back garden to be renovated because he can’t access it at the minute.

“To be able to do things like that makes it all worthwhile.

“We just try to help everybody.”