Disability group is competition champ

Choppington Disability Group.
Choppington Disability Group.

A community group is celebrating after winning £1,000 worth of electricals in a recycling competition.

Choppington Disability Group has received a wish list of electrical goods after winning a competition put forward by not-for-profit Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling scheme, REPIC.

The recently formed support group, which offers help and advice to disabled people and carers in the area, aims to make it a friendlier and an easier place for those with a disability to live in. It also gives members access to the larger network for disabled groups and the ability to influence councils and organisations in the wider community. The organiser requested water boilers and kettles for their popular coffee mornings as well as a new laptop for admin.

Competition organiser Repic invited community groups, schools and good causes in Choppington – along with 19 other areas across the UK – to enter the competition to win new electricals. Entrants had to say what new electrical product/products they needed and answer the question “What does WEEE stand for?”

Organiser Graham Huntley said: “We’ve only been going for around a year and we are really happy to win our first competition- the new equipment has come in really handy.

“We hold a coffee morning once a month so the water boilers and kettles will really help when getting everyone together. The laptop will be great for raising awareness of the group too.”