Group given £10,000 cash boost

Pudsey announces how much is awarded to ESCAPE Family Support.
Pudsey announces how much is awarded to ESCAPE Family Support.

A Blyth-based organisation has been awarded nearly £10,000 to deliver family support sessions for children and young people living in deprived areas.

ESCAPE Family Support will receive £9,228 from BBC Children in Need.

The money will help deliver the Strengthening Families programme, an eight-week course of support sessions for young people and their families who are struggling with a range of disadvantages.

The sessions will help the families build better relationships with each other and help the young people to improve their self-confidence, emotional well-being and improve their resilience in coping with stress and anxiety.

Janet Murphy, CEO at ESCAPE Family Support, said: “We’re very pleased to have been awarded this funding from BBC Children in Need, it will make a lasting difference to the families that we work with.”

Elizabeth Myers, regional head of the north, for BBC Children in Need said: “At BBC Children in Need, our projects work with children and young people who are facing a range of disadvantages.”

“The impact of our grants is profound and projects such as ESCAPE Family Support really demonstrate our Small Grants at work and show what a huge difference a relatively small amount of money can make to the lives of children and young people in communities all across the UK.”

BBC Children in Need’s chief executive, David Ramsden, said: “These grants are only made possible by the amazing support of our fundraisers all across the UK. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us to change young lives.”

BBC Children in Need now funds 13 projects in Northumberland with over £617,000 hard at work to benefit young lives in the county.