Police show they're good sports through donation

27 Apr 2016 14:46 PM

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Police in North Tyneside have shown they're good sports by donating equipment to youth club.

St Paul's Community Partnership, based at St Paul’s Church, received new badminton sets from officers after applying to the Northumbria Police Charities Fund.

The youth club is open to any person aged 11 years and over and encourages children to take part in a range sports to increase fitness and well-being.

Sarah Dodds, Northumbria Police Charities Fund Trustee said: "I am pleased the Northumbria Police Charities Fund could assist St Paul's Community Partnership by purchasing sports equipment which I know will be used by all the young children who regularly attend the weekly sessions."

Police Community Support Officer, Sarah Hayton, said:

"The guys at St Paul’s do a fantastic job in the community and always give a warm welcome to everyone. Following a visit I made to their Thursday night youth club I noticed their badminton set was very well used but in a very poor condition. I made an application to the Northumbria Police’s Charities Fund was very happy when that application was successful and a new badminton set was purchased.

"It was a pleasure to help out and I look forward to attending their next tournament."

The Northumbria Police Charities Fundhelps individuals, organisations and good causes throughout the Northumbria Police area. 

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