LENDING SUPPORT TO YOUTH CENTRE 28 Jun 2012
The Port of Tyne is helping to revive The Cave Youth Initiative Centre in South Shields, by donating over £5,000 and providing IT equipment.
The Cave - formerly known as Tyne Dock Youth Centre, specialises in music, dance and drama, will offer a wide variety of projects that allow young people to get creative.
New managers the ‘Customs House', appealed to local businesses to step-in and help breathe life back in to the centre, and the Port of Tyne was only too happy to help.
"We are delighted that the Port of Tyne could get involved in this project and very grateful for their contribution - the money the Port has put in has gone into renovating the roof and making the building secure", said Peter Darrant, Customs House - Business Development Director.
The Port has also helped by supplying skilled volunteers, who have been helping to repair the youth centre from sound proofing rooms, constructing storage facilities and painting throughout.
Susan Wear, Port of Tyne, Director of Corporate Affairs, said "As one of the biggest employers in the area the Port is an integral part of the local community. We hope that our support ensures that the centre can open again soon."