Cash boost for Kids Kabin

Posted on 11 Jun 2009

A local motor dealer has stepped in to support an arts centre for youngsters in Newcastle.

Walker-based Kids Kabin, which provides a range of activities for youngsters aged between 8 and 16, has been given the cash boost thanks to sponsorship from Jennings Ford’s branch at Eslington Park in Gateshead.

The centre offers a wide range of creative arts, performing arts and craft facilities for local young people, schools and community groups.

Children who attend the centre, which is based within Church Walk Shopping Centre, are able to take advantage of a wide range of daily after school activities, including pottery, woodwork, art, cookery, fabric work, glasswork, music, IT and bicycle repairs.

Another popular activity organised by the centre is the holiday programme, which includes environmental projects, camping trips and outings.

The presentation took place when Nicky Dalkin, operations director for Jennings Motor Group, handed the cheque to Will Benson, project manager at Kids Kabin.

Whilst at the centre Mr Dalkin also got to meet some of the youngsters who will be benefiting from the cash boost.

Nicky Dalkin, operations director for Jennings Motor Group, said; “We are very much committed to supporting the local community and we were more than willing to assist Kids Kabin on this occasion.”

“Centres such as this are an imperative part of the community. Not only do they assist with the development of social skills amongst youngsters, but they also encourage personal development, in addition to enhancing existing skills and talents.”

The money donated by JenningsFord will be used to purchase new music equipment at the centre.

Will Benson, project manager at Kids Kabin, said; “It is a core aim of Kids Kabin to make activities accessible to all young people and especially to young people most at risk of social exclusion.”

“We are extremely grateful to Jennings Ford for their kind donation. The youngsters are very much looking forward to using the new musical equipment in the future.”

For more information about Kids Kabin and the facilities available, please contact the centre direct on 0191 2953655 or log onto www.kidskabin.org.uk

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