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Wilkinsons offer helping hand to community projects in Newton Aycliffe
A DISCOUNT store in Newton Aycliffe is offering a helping hand to community groups and charities.
Wilkinsons on Beveridge Way has set up a fund to support projects that benefit young people, families or the elderly in the Newton Aycliffe area.
Groups and individuals can apply for cash donations or Wilkinsons’ products and team members are also happy to give up their time as volunteers.
Barbara Tennick, store manager at Wilkinson in Newton Aycliffe, said: “The Helping Hands scheme is an initiative where funding is provided to support local projects, directly benefitting the lives of people who live and work close to the store.
“As a company, it’s great to be able to help local community groups and charities by giving something back to the area, whether it’s seeds to help a community garden bloom or paint for a local animal shelter, we are able to help.”
Application forms can be collected from the store and, once completed, should be returned to the store’s help desk. Successful applicants will be notified within three months of submission.