Charity benefits from new chairs

A DISABILITY charity has been given five chairs so that users of its computer suite have something to sit on.

The Internet Bytes project, based at the North Tyneside Disability Forum (NTDF) shop in Park View, Whitley Bay, now has all the equipment needed for its new computer facility.

The donation from Whitley Bay Rotary Club will now enable disabled young people to make the most of assistive technologies.

The club’s president Alan Furness said: “I am delighted that the club had been given the opportunity to support these young people from the Forum and I am now looking forward to seeing their progress over the next few months, especially now that they had something comfortable to sit on.”

The internet café-style project aims to give disabled people access to information technology, so that they can research information for themselves, keep in touch with their friends and access support.

The new suite will benefit not just NTDF members, but will also support the work of partner groups and organisations.