TT2 Limited, the operator of the Tyne Tunnels, is making a donation to local charity, Saint Paul’s Community Partnership in Wallsend, to ensure it can continue to run its Tuesday afternoon toddler group.

The Tyne Tunnels Community Fund, founded by TT2 in November 2016, is supplying more than £1,000 worth of financial support to the North Tyneside group, to pay for new toys, and drinks and snacks for the children throughout the year.

Saint Paul’s Community Partnership opens its doors to a number of different groups within the local area, and offers facilities for children and their parents to come and have fun together. The 90 minute weekly session gives children up to pre-school age the chance to play games and join in group activities, including sing a longs.

The Tyne Tunnels Community Fund helps TT2 Limited achieve its aim to be a good neighbour to communities on both sides of the Tyne, as well as to those in their wider customer base. The fund was established to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the second road tunnel and strives to support local charitable and educational programmes across the region.

Shaun Simmons, Business Support Officer at TT2, said: “TT2 is delighted to be able to support our local children. Saint Paul’s plays an essential role within Wallsend, giving parents an inviting and safe environment to let their little ones play and mix with other children.

“TT2 aims to be a good neighbour to our local community on both sides of the River Tyne, and projects such as this show just what a brilliant job groups like Saint Paul’s are doing. We are proud to be supporting them.”

Karen Spark, Group Leader at Saint Paul’s Community Partnership toddler group, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to TT2 for its generous donation towards the toys and snacks for the toddler group. Groups like ours rely on donations and volunteers to be able to continue to provide a great service. We are delighted that we are able to do this, thanks to the help of our amazing team of helpers, and businesses like TT2.”

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