A grand grant to benefit youngsters

Northern Gas Networks customer care officer Ian Burns presents Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project executive manager Rob Hall with a cheque for �1,000.
Northern Gas Networks customer care officer Ian Burns presents Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project executive manager Rob Hall with a cheque for �1,000.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has shown its support for a Cramlington community youth group with a special donation.

The gas distributor is currently investing £155,000 to replace nearly two kilometres of old gas mains in the High Pit Road area with more durable plastic pipes. The project is registered as a Considerate Constructor Scheme site.

Customer care officers identified the Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project (CVYP) as a local initiative that could benefit from NGN’s support and NGN customer care officer Ian Burns, left in picture, recently presented executive manager Rob Hall with a cheque for £1,000.

The CVYP provides a range of activities and educational sessions for young people that help to develop their social and personal skills.

It supports around 1,000 children and young adults each year. Weekly activities include arts and crafts, music, cookery and various sports, and there are also after-school clubs and drop-in sessions.

Mr Burns said: “At NGN, we fully appreciate the impact our works can have on customers and we would like to thank the local businesses and residents for their patience and understanding – their co-operation has been fantastic throughout.

“The CVYP carries out some fantastic work for young people in the local community and we’re delighted to support its efforts and the people of Cramlington with this donation.”