Category Archives: Voluntary Sector

Lawyers can’t be expected to plug the gap in legal aid provision

This article was originally published on The Guardian website for National Pro Bono Week 2015.  This week is National Pro Bono Week, when we celebrate the legal profession’s provision of free legal services to those who otherwise cannot afford them. But this year’s event is perhaps more significant than in previous years. That’s because it … Continue reading Lawyers can’t be expected to plug the gap in legal aid provision

Newcastle’s Aaron rewarded for NCS community action

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, recently had the opportunity to meet up with Walbottle Campus student and constituent Aaron Nicholson, to hear about his voluntary work with National Citizen Service (NCS).   Aaron – who lives in Dumpling Hall and has been selected to become an NCS national ambassador – was attending a special event … Continue reading Newcastle’s Aaron rewarded for NCS community action

Newcastle North MP moved by incredible generosity during visit to West End Foodbank

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has recently paid a visit to the Trussell Trust’s new Foodbank Centre based in Benwell. Opened in August 2015 to complement its work at the Church of the Venerable Bede on the West Road, the new Centre sees the Trussell Trust working alongside other local agencies – such as Changing … Continue reading Newcastle North MP moved by incredible generosity during visit to West End Foodbank

Catherine urges constituents to back Neighbourhood Food Collection appeal

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is urging her constituents to support the Neighbourhood Food Collection, the summer’s national food collection organised by Tesco in partnership with charities, The Trussell Trust and FareShare. The Neighbourhood Food Collection is aiming to provide at least four million meals to people in need this summer. To date, the campaign … Continue reading Catherine urges constituents to back Neighbourhood Food Collection appeal

Tyneside MP hears about work of The Prince’s Trust in changing young lives

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, joined up with youth charity The Prince’s Trust ‘Team programme’ and Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service in Newcastle last week, to hear more about how the charity is helping to give disadvantaged young people in the area a fresh start and change their lives for the better. … Continue reading Tyneside MP hears about work of The Prince’s Trust in changing young lives