Dot is up for a national title

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A volunteer has been shortlisted for a national award recognising her work in the community.

Dot Owston, from Willington Quay, is in the running to receive £10,000 for her project through the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Award.

She is up against four others for the Employment Digital Hero in recognition of her work on the Digi Drop-in Club at St Paul’s Community Centre – a weekly club that supports the local community to get online and improve confidence with computers.

Dot said: “The funding would allow us to increase our own resources as well as deliver an outreach programme to people in their homes. As a small organisation this award would bring recognition of the work we do.”

For more information on the awards and how to vote visit Voting closes on September 8.

With enough votes Dot will be invited to attend a ceremony at the House of Commons later this year where she will be crowned a TalkTalk Digital Hero and receive £5,000 of funding to enhance her project.