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Hedgeley Helping Changing Lives

[All images © Eileen Whitenstall 2016 – used with permission]

Just to say a big thank you to everyone who donated items for homeless people following the Hedgeley Women’s Institute appeal in December 2015 (see Cheviot Views, Issue 24, page 20). 

The items were taken to ‘Changing Lives’ in Newcastle who will ensure that they get to those who need them. Items included new coats, hats, scarfs, clothing and numerous toiletries.

It was lovely meeting some of the lads who are being helped by this wonderful charity. Here are some pictures showing the items donated.

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Nepacs caravan project

Nepacs caravan project supports time for prisoners’ families

Nepacs, a long standing north east charity which supports a positive future of prisoners and their families, is seeking volunteers to help support its Northumberland caravan project.

Staff and volunteers from Nepacs provide a number of services to support friends and families of prisoners, in HMP Northumberland, HMP Frankland, HMP Holme House, HMP Durham, HMP Kirklevington Grange, HMPYOI Deerbolt, and HMP&YOI Low Newton. These services include prison visitors’ centres and tea bars, play sessions for prisoners’ children, family visits, listening support, a youth project, integrated family support and support within the Middlesbrough and Durham courts.

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