Forum delighted at local support

Users of the North Tyneside Disability Forum who were able to enjoy Easter activities thanks to the generosity of residents.

Users of the North Tyneside Disability Forum who were able to enjoy Easter activities thanks to the generosity of residents.

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A charity left devastated after money was stolen from its premises was still able to celebrate Easter, thanks to the generosity of the local community.

After the News Guardian reported how Bertie’s Money Box had been stolen from the North Tyneside Disability Forum’s premises in Shiremoor, the charity was flooded with offers and help.

Officials said at the time said their programme of events for young people with disabilities might not take place.

Susan Proctor, young people’s development worker, said the young people and parents have been overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone and the kind donations they have received from people in response.

She said: “Everyone is delighted that from this very negative experience there has been a very positive outcome reflecting the group’s motto which has always been think positive.”

Activities have included boccia, rounders, arts and crafts, music and talent competitions, trips out and sports activities, and even enabled the group to hire the Shiremoor Centres Big Hall for group activities.

NTDF would like to thank Mark Percy and Family, Permatt Fork Lift Trucks Ltd, Ann Craven, Pat Craigie, Peter Goldfinch - Polar Krush Group, A Naylor, Ann Rogerson, Ivy Proctor, Norma Moralee, Audrey Murray, Jean Milburn, Shiremoor China Painting, Embroidery and Patchwork, Backworth Just Quilting, Jackie Hunter, Joan Byrne, Sharon Lake, Barbara Nixon, Michael Finan, Emma Hunter, Sheila Fovargue, many anonymous donors, North Tyneside Council and all the people who have donated to our Just Giving Page.

For more information about North Tyneside Disability Forum Young Peoples Project please contact Susan on 0191 2008583 or by email on susan.proctor@ntdf.co.uk