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The Port of Tyne is giving local young people a helping hand towards a better future thanks to a donation from its community fund. The latest organisation to receive support from the Port's fund administrated by the Community Foundation is the South Tyneside Positive Activities and Targeted Youth Support Team.


Based at Boldon Village Hall, the Positive Activities team helps young people in South Tyneside who are facing challenging future prospects.

Cheryl Spamer, Project Co-ordinator for Positive Activities said: "The overall aim is to support young people to overcome disadvantages and contribute to making the area a good place to live and work.

"We are really pleased that Port of Tyne has got involved in this project and donated £3,000 towards the programme."

Representing the Port of Tyne Community Foundation Committee, Susan Wear, Director of Corporate Affairs, said: "The Port of Tyne is delighted to play a small part in helping to improve chances for young people in South Tyneside.

"The programmes offered by the Positive Activities team are designed to develop young people's confidence and enhance their future opportunities, and we hope that the Port's support will make a positive contribution."

Activities organised by the Positive Activities team include climbing, litter picking, and helping the Friends of South Marine Park, all of which can help boost self-esteem, and give a sense of personal achievement.

For more information on South Tyneside's youth services please visit And for more information on the Community Foundation please visit


For more information please contact Sarah Piggett, Marketing & Communications Intern

Tel: 0191 455 2671


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