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TODAY WE TALK TO NORTH TYNESIDE DISABILITY FORUM CENTRE (NTDF)
What will you do with this year’s Wish money?
Any Wish money will help purchase art and craft materials for our sessions including paint, card, brailling paper, pens and pencils and will also contribute to a trip out during our school holiday club chosen by the young people themselves.
Tell us about your group.
NTDF youth project has been going for 20 years. It has around 200 members, buddies, volunteers and committee members who attend sessions daytime, evenings, weekends and school holidays. The money received will help our young people between the ages of seven and 25 years old with sensory, physical and learning disabilities to participate on equal terms with their able-bodied peers.
What kind of activities take place at your group?
Lots of activities for our young people to enjoy.
Who is the longest serving member of your group?
Darren Havis has been involved for 20 years.
Tell us about the biggest or best activity or event your group has organised.
One of the best activities our young people have is when they arrange the Forum’s Got Talent where they invite different guest judges along to NTDF Centre to watch as each of the young people perform. The judges then comment and choose a winner.
What is your group’s proudest moment to date?
Our proudest moment this year was when some of our young members received a North Open College Network award and a younger person received her level one and two Young Civic award.
Why should someone join your group?
Because it is a great place to make friends, you can have lots of fun and it is open to all.
What makes you proud to be from the North East using five words?
Warm, welcoming, friendly, happy, joyful.