Kim helps pass on tips to community writers

Kim Tserkezie (front right) with the editorial team at Cedarwood.
Kim Tserkezie (front right) with the editorial team at Cedarwood.

A TV star helped pass on her writing experience to a group of volunteers producing a community newsletter.

Newcastle-based actress Kim Tserkezie – who played Penny Pocket in the BBC series Balamory – visited the Cedarwood Trust in North Shields.

I’ve seen some exciting activities today and I’m happy to support Cedarwood in whatever way I can.

Kim Tserkezie

She gave an insight into her career to help the trainee editors write copy for their neighbourhood newsletter.

Phil McGrath, chief executive of the trust, Meadowell Estate’s community development charity, said: “Our volunteers have discovered new skills on a special course.

“Kim kindly volunteered to help us by talking to the group about her life and acting career as well as the difficulties and prejudices she has faced as a disabled actress so that we can include it in our next edition.”

Kim said: “It’s great to be able to help this group learn new skills which in turn will help the whole community to be more informed about what is going on in their area.”

“I’ve seen some exciting activities today and I’m happy to support Cedarwood in whatever way I can.”

The Cedarwood Trust encourages people to make a real difference to their lives and to the tight knit community in which they live.

Established more than 30 years ago, the charity has carried out a number of pioneering projects to raise confidence and aspiration in the people who live on the estate.