Still time to vote for centre to win

BRIC members outside the Eric Tolhurst Centre at Blyth with the Vote BRIC message (left to right) Chris Bowman, Daniel Bragg, Cath George, Tracy Macnicki and Angela Oliver.'REF 0411148948
BRIC members outside the Eric Tolhurst Centre at Blyth with the Vote BRIC message (left to right) Chris Bowman, Daniel Bragg, Cath George, Tracy Macnicki and Angela Oliver.'REF 0411148948
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There is still time to vote for an unemployed people’s centre in south east Northumberland to win £50,000 in a TV competition.

Blyth Resource and Initiative Centre (BRIC), based at The Eric Tolhurst Centre in Blyth, is one of six groups in the north east bidding to win funding from The People’s Millions competition.

The regional competition, run by the Big Lottery Fund and ITV, will see each group showcase its work on November 26, before viewers vote to choose the four winners of up to £50,000 in each ITV region.

Centre manager Cath George said: “This is absolutely fantastic news for our centre and we need your help.

“The voting day is November 26, when our project will be televised on ITV and you will have two telephone numbers to vote for our project.

“Each phone can vote ten0 times per number, and there are two different numbers to call, meaning one phone can provide 20 votes.

“You truly have the power to help our community.”

The project will provide weekly one hour training workshops in 20 community venues across south east Northumberland to introduce digitally illiterate people into the benefits of being online.

The project will engage 20 digital champions who will be trained to support people in their communities to continue to access the internet and digital resources beyond the life of the project.

Visit www.peoplesmillions.org.uk/2014-finalists/tyne-tees/online-communities for more details.