Raffle is just the ticket for Mayor of South Tyneside’s charity

PRS Inclusion service group present cheque to the Mayor, Councillor'Richard Porthouse, and the Mayoress Patricia Porthouse
PRS Inclusion service group present cheque to the Mayor, Councillor'Richard Porthouse, and the Mayoress Patricia Porthouse

A regional organisation that supports adults with disabilities has donated a cheque towards the Mayor of South Tyneside’s charity.

PRS Inclusion Services, which has offices in Cookson House, River Drive, South Shields, raised the money by holding a raffle at an afternoon tea.

The tea was held to celebrate and recognise the hard work of the adults who had completed a food and cookery skills course.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Richard Porthouse, said: “I’m really honoured that members of PRS and the adults who use their services have come together to raise money for the Mayor’s Charity.

“The Mayoress and I would like to thank PRS and their learners for their generosity. Their donations are greatly received and will be put to good use helping people across the Borough.”

PRS learners provided a range of prizes for the raffle; including a first prize of afternoon tea set donated by Vivienne Dennett.

Pamela Seers, managing director of PRS Inclusion Services, said: “We are delighted to present this cheque to the Mayor’s Charity.

“We were very privileged to have the Mayor and Mayoress present our food and cookery graduation certificates, and we felt it was the perfect opportunity for PRS learners to use their new skills to raise money and awareness in the community.”

PRS Inclusion Services are a North East provider of learning and day services to adults with disabilities.

The organisation runs 12 accredited courses, including food and cooking, designed to support learners’ personal development, skills and independence.