Having launched the Members Initiative Fund in April 2022, Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce that it recently presented its first two cheques as part of the scheme to two local groups.
Councillor Kath Conroy and Councillor Paul Anthony Donald joined forces contributing £450 each towards the ‘Carry Respect Not a Blade’ initiative being organised by Paul Eddy of Seconds Out.
The initiative which is an education intervention will target young people in schools and youth groups who have been tempted to carry a bladed article. The initiative will include the delivery of presentations demonstrating the consequences of knife related crime.
Councillor Conroy and Councillor Donald said ‘we are pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile initiative. Educating young people on the consequences of knife crime is really important in today’s society. If the initiative helps just one young person, then it will be worthwhile.’
Mayor, Councillor Carole Atkinson contributed £225 to the LADDER Centre to help cover costs associated with the delivery of a slow cooker cookery course, providing participants with the skills needed to be able to make a healthy, nutritional family meal at a reasonable price. As part of the course participants will receive their very own slow cooker.
Councillor Atkinson said ‘I am pleased to be able to contribute funds to such a fantastic project. At a time when many families are feeling the pressure of increased food and energy bills, this project will help equip families giving them the skills and equipment to be able to make nutritional low-cost meals.’
For more information on the Town Council’s Members Initiative Fund please contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on telephone: 01740 652157 or