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Team takes up challenge.

Byline: CHRIS KNOX

THANKS to the Evening Chronicle, voluntary sector organisation Mobex North East has appointed a whole new team to tackle the problems of anti-social behaviour among 12 to 19 year olds in the region.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families has provided pounds 367,000 to Mobex through its Youth Sector Development Fund (YSDF), which will be used to create a number of social development programmes design to help underprivileged youths back into society. The cash has also allowed the organisation to employ three new recruits, with adverts in the Evening Chronicle helping it to attract Hannah Calise, YSDF project manager, Bernard Quinn, YSDF fundraiser, YSDF development workers Phil Barnes and Sarah Curry, and a team of sessional youth workers: Dave Edgar, Matt Reeves, Anthony Hill, David Young, Deborah Jenkins, Kirk Lester, plus support staff Tim Hakim and Anna Dews.

The new team will aim to support more than 500 of the most disadvantaged young people within Tyne & Wear during the next 18 months.

Danny Gilchrist, project director of Mobex North East, said: "Tackling anti-social behaviour is high on our agenda and we are delighted at the response to our adverts in the Evening Chronicle."

Some of the activities undertaken by Mobex include youth offending team activities, young refugee integration projects and a host of disability programmes.

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GETTING ON BOARD - Hannah Calise, Sarah Curry and Dave Edgar, three new recruits at Mobex
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 26, 2009
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