South Tyneside charity now has donation point at major Metro station

A South Tyneside food bank and community crisis response organisation now has its own donation point at a central Newcastle Metro station.

By Tommy Greene
Monday, 30th November 2020, 1:43 pm

The Sainsburys supermarket located within the Monument Metro station features an in-store collection point for the Hebburn Helps group.

News of the donation point’s installation has been announced by the delighted South Tyneside voluntary group.

Hebburn Helps co-founder, Jo Durkin, told The Gazette that Sainsbury’s contacted her around four weeks ago regarding the initiative.

Hebburn Helps co-founders Angie Comerford and Jo Durkin's donation appeal, as they expect unprecedented need this year.

She said the new collection point will provide a huge boost and allow people another opportunity to donate to the cause.

"It all just came from an email a few weeks ago, and then a ‘Meet and Greet’ – everything went from there, really,” she said.

"It’s absolutely brilliant – it means that, even if people can’t make it to our [South Tyneside] centre, they can still pop something in and help us out if they’re in Newcastle.”

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The South Tyneside voluntary organisation's newest donation point can be a found at a central Newcastle Metro station

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