Cramlington youth charity in final three to win £250,000 house

Members of Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project.
Members of Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project.
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A CRAMLINGTON-based charity has moved a step closer to winning a quarter-of-a-million pound house.

Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project (CVYP) has made it to the regional final three in a competition to win a three-bedroom detached Persimmon home or a £6,000 runners-up prize.

CVYP, which gives young people of different ages and abilities the chance to participate in accredited schemes, community projects and activities, is up against The Sunshine Fund and Newcastle Healthcare Charity in the north east final.

Robert Hall, executive manager of CVYP, said: “To make to the final three in the region is amazing – winning this competition could make a real difference to the quality and longevity of the programmes we can offer young people.

“Approximately 250 to 400 children and young people from all different backgrounds attend our centre each week, including over 150 young people with special needs.

“In the current climate of cuts to funding, sustaining new and innovative programmes is more difficult than ever, but we’re determined to do all we can to stabilise the futures of young people in the local and surrounding areas.”

An independent judge will pick which of the three will go through to the national final.

The list will be published at www.persimmonhomes.com/40 when the public voting stage of the competition will start.

The winning charity will be announced at a charity lunch in London on September 27.