North Tyneside charity’s hopes to train youngsters

Sue and Liz who work at the Disability Forum with Karl Rebecca and Rachel.
Sue and Liz who work at the Disability Forum with Karl Rebecca and Rachel.

A cash boost has been given to a North Tyneside community cafe project to support youngsters with disabilities.

North Tyneside Disability Forum (NTDF) has been gifted £150 by homebuilder Taylor Wimpey North East.

The money will contribute to the NTDF’s £39k target for the rennovation and running of the cafe, including the training of young disabled people in catering skills.

It is aimed to increase the employability of young people, who can look to brighter futures through the cafe.

Chief Officer of NTDF Sue Adams said: “Our wonderful volunteers, in this case young disabled people, deserve an opportunity to gain skills, confidence and competence and we’d like to extend our thanks for the homebuilder’s support which goes some way towards helping us raise what’s needed to offer this invaluable service and community resource.”

Taylor Wimpey’s Holystone Park development is close to the NTDF.

Sales and marketing director Karl Morton said: “It’s our pleasure to work with as many community causes as possible and support the amazing work that’s been done everyday by groups and individuals to make this community great.”

Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ is getting involved in North Shields to help purchase equipment for the Community Cafe.

A ‘Nurture through Nature’ therapy project will also be running from April 20 for those with mental health conditions.

To find out more about the work of the disability forum, visit http://www.ntdf.co.uk/.