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Charity receiving a helping hand for fair

Alan Nixon and Ian Hope of the charity Out of Sight, with Barbara Connors-Fowler of Angels of the North.

Alan Nixon and Ian Hope of the charity Out of Sight, with Barbara Connors-Fowler of Angels of the North.

A charity that offers support to families in North Tyneside who have visually-impaired children has been given a helping hand.

Whitley Bay-based umbrella charity Angels of the North has given its support to Out of Sight by providing all the food and refreshments, tombola and raffle prizes for the new charity’s Easter fair.

Manager Kath Nixon said: “It is this scale of support so generously supplied by Angels of the North that we need to continue our wonderful work.

“We rely on funding entirely upon donations, fundraising and community support, so this is absolutely fantastic for us, and we are very grateful.”

The fair will be held on Sunday, April 13, between noon and 4pm at Springfield Park Community Centre in Forest Hall, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Children supported by Out of Sight undertake activities that they would never be able to do with the charity’s support, such as rock climbing and zip wiring.

Angels of the North’s honorary chief executive officer ,Barbara Connors-Fowler, added: “It is often extremely difficult for parents of visually-impaired children to find suitable activities in the community, especially for those who have other more profound disabilities and are wheelchair users.

“I am delighted that Angels of the North is able to help this new charity to meet its targets.

“Hopefully the fair will have a great turn out and many more young people in the north east will be able to benefit from such a wonderful charity.”

 

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