DISABLED and disadvantaged children in the North East could see their confidence grow if Action for Children get the Vote that Counts.
The charity which aims to ensure all youngsters have a sense of belonging and feel loved and valued runs 23 projects across the region.
But cash from this campaign could go towards two specific schemes in Newcastle and Northumberland.
If the group get your vote they would look to work with vulnerable, disadvantaged children aged between five and 11 at St Anthony’s Children’s House in Walker, with the aim of improving personal safety skills, including road safety, stranger-danger, danger in the home and talking to police and the authorities.
Its hoped that may build trust and confidence, and improve school attendance and family relationships.
The money would also be donated to Monksfield, in Hexham.
Gill Smith, fundraising manager for Action for Children, said: “We are delighted to be part of this. For us the last couple of years has been really difficult in terms of fundraising, particularly in the North East. More than ever the families that we are supporting need extra support and that’s why we are delighted that the North East has been chosen.
“The cash would make a huge difference.”