YOUNG people are being given the chance to hit the decks thanks to police.
Perth Green Community Association’s Friday Night project has taken delivery of new music equipment.
The Numark Mixdeck Express Premium DJ MIDI Controller was made possible after the club was nominated for a donation from the Northumbria Police Charities Fund.
It now means young people who attend the Friday night sessions will be able to learn mixing skills and how to become a DJ.
June Gardiner, chairwoman of Perth Green Community Association, which is based in Inverness Road, Jarrow, said: “The mixing desk donation is a welcome addition to the centre and for youngsters on the estate and surrounding areas, especially those who are into music and want to socialize and learn more in a warm and safe environment.
“Since our youth club closed several years ago many of our members feel there is very little for those youngsters who are not into dance, martial arts or sports in general.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming them back to our new Friday Youth Night. We’d like to thank the Charities Fund and Pc Brian Gardener for his continued support.”
The Northumbria Police Charities Fund, funded through Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird, helps individuals, organisations and good causes throughout the Northumbria Police area.
The fund’s South Tyneside Trustee John Cole said: “We were pleased to help the Perth Green Community Association and hope youngsters in the area will enjoy using the mixing deck.”
Anyone who wants more information on the activities available at the centre can call 489 3743.