Category Archives: Voluntary Sector

Catherine celebrates disabled kids’ achievements at star-studded ceremony

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Newcastle Upon North MP, Catherine McKinnell, joined the disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz at a star-studded awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of young disabled people from across the UK earlier this week. The Kidz Unlimited Awards, held in the House of Commons, and hosted by Channel 4’s Rick Edwards, showcased the talent and achievements of Continue Reading...

Tyneside MP joins local ASDA staff for Children in Need

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, joined staff at the ASDA supermarket in Westerhope yesterday (16th November) to support their fundraising activities for Children in Need 2011. ASDA staff wore pyjamas for the day to raise funds, whilst the store also organised tombolas, a raffle, and children’s drawing and cake-decorating competitions. Catherine, who is the Shadow Continue Reading...

Catherine encourages nominations for vinspired National Awards

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is urging people from her constituency to consider nominating local people for the vinspired National Awards, which celebrate the contribution that young volunteers (aged 16-25) make to their communities. The annual awards offer an opportunity to highlight the positivity, creativity and dedication demonstrated by young volunteers across England every day. Continue Reading...

Newcastle MP urges local charities to apply for Microsoft donations

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Catherine McKinnell MP is urging charities in her Newcastle North constituency to apply for free software from Microsoft.  Working with the Charity Technology Trust, through their Charity Technology Exchange service, Microsoft is one of a growing number of technology companies who make donations of their products to the voluntary sector. Microsoft offers eligible organisations up Continue Reading...