Julie’s stall raises more than £200 for charity

A STALL at the recent Ashington Street Fair raised more than £200 for charity.

Julie Carr, from Ashington, held the stall in support of the Giving Voice Campaign, led by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

The 22-year-old raised £225 on the day for the North East Trust for Aphasia (NETA), which supports people with communication difficulties following a stroke.

Julie, who recently completed a four-year speech and language therapy degree at Newcastle University, said: “The stall was a huge success.

“We gave out almost 650 Giving Voice stickers and more than 100 balloons.”

Debra Mitcheson, from Ashington, won the sign language competition and received a £20 Asda gift card and Janet Speight, also from Ashington, won a meal for two at Amaretto.

More about the campaign is at www.givingvoiceuk.org