Let's Club Together to Help Children; YOUTH GROUP SIGNS UP FOR SHARE OF Pounds 25,000 WISH CAMPAIGN CASH

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TIME is running out to register for our Wish campaign.

The Chronicle has teamed up with Newcastle Building Society to share a pot of pounds 25,000 between community groups registered on our Wish List.

But to be in the running for a slice of the money, organisations need to register by next Monday.

Monkchester Youth Club in Walker, Newcastle, is one of the many worthy causes already signed up.

The club is looking for extra funding to pay for a trip next summer to Craig Tara holiday park in Scotland.

Chairwoman Susan Bell is hoping the youngsters and their families will be able to enjoy a week away together in August.

And she has signed up for the Chronicle's Wish campaign to help make their dreams come true.

The youth club is asking for your support to collect as many tokens as possible to help them win the biggest slice of the money.

All you need to do is collect the tokens printed in the Chronicle from October 6.

Susan Bell, 52, is a volunteer and has been running the club for more than 20 years.

She also organises special events such as pottery evenings.

It is a family affair for Susan, who started the club when her sons Stuart, 33, and Richard, 31, were young.

Now the tradition lives on with her 10-year-old grandson Richard Grimes, who is one of about 40 children who enjoy an hour-and-a-half of fun on Wednesday evenings.

Monkchester Community Centre is buzzing every week from 5.30pm with activities including table tennis and snooker.

Susan said: "The youth club is really important to keep the children busy and off street corners. …


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