Police boost for South Tyne charity

Northumbria Police has been helping out a local charity.

Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle (STAN), which is based at the Eco Centre at Hebburn, works towards a vision of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, and where individuals and enterprise prosper.

Its Youth, Employment and Skills team applied to Northumbria Police’s Charities Fund for help to deliver its IT training for those looking for work.

The team provides information, advice and guidance to people, as well as education and training to help them to move into further education or employment.

Northumbria Police’s Charities Fund has donated 12 Kindle Fire android tablets to the charity.

Andrew Watts, executive director of Groundwork STAN, said: “These devices will greatly help those we are supporting to carry out job searches and complete online applications.

“They will better support learning and are another tool that we can use to make their learning experience with Groundwork more personally rewarding and successful.

“I am very grateful to Northumbria Police for supporting our work with this wonderful donation. The Kindles will be put to very good use.”

Paul Andre, Northumbria Police Charities Fund Trustee, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to support this local charity that helps young people, the work of the charity undoubtedly diverts young people who may otherwise become involved in crime onto a different path.”

The Northumbria Police Charities Fund helps disabled, disadvantaged or deprived people or community groups across the force area.