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Police thank Ashington shop for helping keep local kids out of trouble
30 Sep | 20:45

Cops in Ashington have thanked a local shop who have raised hundreds of pounds to keep young people out of trouble in the town.

In recent months, The Card Factory on Station Road has been putting aside cash collected from the sale of five-pence carrier bags in the store.

Their efforts have seen staff raise an incredible £200 that they can put towards a worthy cause in their local community.

And now it has been revealed that they have donated that money to a local initiative to keep young people in their local community out of trouble.

The money will allow a hand-picked group of young people to be registered with the Keyfund project to work alongside Northumbria Police on community projects.

Neighbourhood Inspector Kevin Waring has now visited the shop to personally thank them for the contribution they’ve made to benefit the young people and communities in Ashington. 

He said: “This initiative is a great way for us to build relationships with young people looking to do something meaningful for their local community.

“We hope this will give them a bit more of an understanding of what the police do, as well as offering up new skills and greater confidence in the process.

“Projects like this can keep local kids out of trouble and help them give back to their local community. We know they work but it can be tough to get funding.

“I’m eternally grateful to all of the staff down at The Card Factory for their generosity.”

The scheme will be led by Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) once the group have decided on their particular project.

To find out more about Keyfund and how to get involved, simply visit their website here: https://www.thekeyuk.org/

Cops in Ashington have thanked a local shop who have raised hundreds of pounds to keep young people out of trouble in the town.

In recent months, The Card Factory on Station Road has been putting aside cash collected from the sale of five-pence carrier bags in the store.

Their efforts have seen staff raise an incredible £200 that they can put towards a worthy cause in their local community.

And now it has been revealed that they have donated that money to a local initiative to keep young people in their local community out of trouble.

The money will allow a hand-picked group of young people to be registered with the Keyfund project to work alongside Northumbria Police on community projects.

Neighbourhood Inspector Kevin Waring has now visited the shop to personally thank them for the contribution they’ve made to benefit the young people and communities in Ashington.

He said: “This initiative is a great way for us to build relationships with young people looking to do something meaningful for their local community.

“We hope this will give them a bit more of an understanding of what the police do, as well as offering up new skills and greater confidence in the process.

“Projects like this can keep local kids out of trouble and help them give back to their local community. We know they work but it can be tough to get funding.

“I’m eternally grateful to all of the staff down at The Card Factory for their generosity.”

The scheme will be led by Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) once the group have decided on their particular project.

To find out more about Keyfund and how to get involved, simply visit their website here: https://www.thekeyuk.org/

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