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Scheme gives charity big cash boost.

AN ABERDEEN-BASED charity which supports blind and deaf people has received a cash boost.

North East Sensory Services (NESS) was chosen by two schools to receive money through The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) - resulting in a win of PS6,000.

The project is an active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a change in their communities.

One of the pupils who helped raise the funds was Callum Blake who attends Buckie High School.

Visually impaired himself, he, alongside three friends, put together a presentation.

He said: "I chose NESS for the YPI project because the organisation has personally impacted my life and many others in such a positive, amazing way.

"I want others in the north-east of Scotland with hearing and sight problems to benefit from the service so they can have the best lives possible."

A second lot of cash was given to the charity thanks to the success of pupils from Carnoustie High School in Angus.

A NESS spokesman said: "These special young people won a total of PS6,000 to directly help NESS achieve independence for blind and deaf people, delivering much-needed services, support, equipment and information."

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Publication:Evening Express (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Aug 13, 2019
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