Group takes part in international day

Clothing being sorted and toy packers.
Clothing being sorted and toy packers.
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A Whitley Bay-based umbrella charity has taken part in the international SEWA Day.

The aim of SEWA Day (meaning service) is to provide the opportunity for people to give something back to their community, through volunteering on a single day, to make a difference.

Angels of the North organised the event at its premises on the Tyne Tunnel trading estate, which saw 84 volunteers sort and pack 6,800 items of clothing, 2,000 patient care packs, 250 toys and 25,000 books.

The packed goods will be distributed on Tyneside to deserving families and the other half would be shipped to Madurai, Tamil Nadu and Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh (both in India) and Jos in Nigeria.