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Groups log on to year's free internet
EIGHT North Durham community groups have been given a year’s free internet access.
The BT Community Connections scheme is for organisations that help people get online. Since its launch in 2000 the scheme has helped 600 groups in the North-East.
Farooq Hakim, BT’s North-East regional director, said: “Community Connections helps many people, who often live in disadvantaged areas, to get online and experience the wide range of advantages that the internet has to offer.”
Simon Paul, BT’s community investment manager, said: “The internet can make a staggering difference to people’s lives whether it is helping them stay in touch with friends and family, finding a job or offering them new leisure and educational opportunities.”
The recipients are: Bowburn Youth Project, Durham Brandon Carrside Youth and Community Project, Chester-le-Street and District Voluntary Welfare Committee, Coxhoe Village Hall Association, the Deric Youth Bus Project, Durham, Dr Joseph Chandy Charitable Trust, Peterlee, Horden Youth and Community Association, and The Housing Partnership, Peterlee.
Scheme details are available by calling 0845 257 6792 or visiting http://www.bt.com.communityconnections.
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