Get online as part of national campaign

People across North Tyneside are being challenged to get online this February as part of a national ‘Learn My Way’ campaign.

Age UK North Tyneside in Saville Street West is leading the campaign in North Shields.

The charity said it believes computers and the internet can make everyone’s life quicker, easier and better.

Heather Smith, the IT for ALL development officer at the charity’s Bradbury Centre, said: “If you’ve got a spare hour, we are on hand to show you how getting online could save you time, hassle and even money.

“Whether you want to get healthy, get connected, get a job or get a bargain, you could be doing it all and more online.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even touched a computer before or if you already know a bit, this is your chance to give computers and the internet a go.

“Come along to one of our free events and see what you could do with technology, and what technology could do for you.”

Age UK North Tyneside is running a series of special events for people to take part.

One will take place on Friday, February 7, from 10am to 2pm, at the Oxford Centre in Longbenton, and on Friday, February 14, from 10am to 2pm, at the Bradbury Centre in Saville Street West, North Shields.

For more information on how you can get online or the Learn My Way campaign, call Age UK North Tyneside on (0191) 280 8484.