Duke of Edinburgh Awards youngsters in Spennymoor given £1,000 boost

The Advertiser Series: Cash boost given to Duke of Edinburgh Award project Cash boost given to Duke of Edinburgh Award project

YOUNGSTERS completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award have been given a £1,000 boost by the housing developer Taylor Wimpey.

The funding was given to the Spennymoor Youth and Community Association to buy equipment for the group’s Duke of Edinburgh Award students.

Anne Hardy, a Durham County Council One Point senior youth worker, said: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their support.

“It has enabled us to buy backpacks, compasses, tents and other outdoor equipment.”

Taylor Wimpey is helping to develop the DurhamGate site, near to Spennymoor.

Joan Peart, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North East explained: “We were extremely keen to help out.

“The work they do in the community is great and The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a fantastic initiative that teaches youngsters invaluable life lessons.”

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:22am Mon 10 Mar 14

tubgut says...

A good news story for young people, too many people, institutions busy themselves trashing the young. They need support and a more positive press. Young people are our future the best should be applauded by all and those who struggle with life need support. Life is not easy, finding a job in my day I had a choice of apprenticeships, now jobs are few and far between.
A good news story for young people, too many people, institutions busy themselves trashing the young. They need support and a more positive press. Young people are our future the best should be applauded by all and those who struggle with life need support. Life is not easy, finding a job in my day I had a choice of apprenticeships, now jobs are few and far between. tubgut
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree