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Our Visit To Children North East

16th November 2012

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People's Postcode Lottery head to Children North East for the day

Tim Healy at Children North East Tim Healy at Children North East

Last week, two of the team at People's Postcode Lottery headed down to see what one of our supported charities Children North East was getting up to.

Children North East is a charity in the North East of England supported by you, the players of People's Postcode Lottery. Children North East works with local disadvantaged children to allow them to have the same chances as their peers. 

For over 120 years it has been transforming the lives of disadvantaged children and highlighting the plight of children and young people to the general public. Children North East aim to create happy childhoods and fulfilling futures for all young people in the region. 

West End Youth Enquiry Service (WEYES), a Children North East project, is a place that offers free confidential advice, information and support to young people aged 11-25 years who live, work or attend education in the West End of Newcastle. The services on offer at WEYES include advice on relationships, bullying, housing, sexual health and general support.

Actor and Children North East Ambassador Tim Healy popped in to WEYES to show off his cooking skills and delighted the service users with his culinary delights. Tim was thrilled to pass on the secrets to creating his famous chicken and mushroom pie and mince & dumplings, much to the delight of the whole People’s Postcode Lottery team.

Since April 2008, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised over £421,000 for Children North East. This has helped provide childcare and family support to families living in temporary homeless accommodation, as well as train and support volunteers and support young people living in some of the region's most socially deprived areas. The charity has also formed groups that help parents teach personal hygiene, social skills and healthy eating to their children.

Jeremy Cripps, Chief Executive of Children North East said: "Playing the People's Postcode Lottery makes a difference to so many lives - so thank you and please continue your support."