A North Tyneside-based charity supporting people with learning disabilities has received a boost from a repairs provider.
Key Enterprises, based in Benton, has been chosen by repairs and maintenance provider Kier North Tyneside as its charity of the year for 2015.
The charity, established in 1983, provides occupational training and support for people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and learning needs.
Kier regional director, Mike Furze, said: “We are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile charity during 2015.
“I am sure that over the coming year we can make a positive contribution to Key Enterprises and its work.”
To launch the partnership a fundraising event was held before Christmas, raising £500.
Key Enterprises operational manager, Lisa Donnalley, said: “We are very pleased that Kier North Tyneside has chosen to support us.”
“With funding opportunities for charities working in the area of mental health reducing, we are delighted to receive this donation.
“The hard work of Kier’s customer services team is much appreciated and will be used to benefit our service users.”