£3,000 donation for Ponteland charity
Published at 07:44, Wednesday, 20 February 2013
A PONTELAND-based charity has been given a welcome boost through a £3,000 donation from local businesses.
Useful Vision organises days out and activities for blind and vision-impaired youngsters and their families across the whole of the North-East.
Over the past few months, the money was raised by 13 local Co-op staff, mainly in the Gateshead area, the staff from which were keen to support its work.
Useful Vision trustee director Rebecca Wilson said: “I can’t thank the staff enough.
“The amount they have raised is absolutely fantastic.
“We are able to run a regular programme of activities that are not only great fun but that stimulate the children and improve their self-confidence thanks to the support we get from the local community.”
For more information, see www.usefulvision.org.uk
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