Cash boost for good causes

A NEW shelter for teenagers in Woodbridge is one of ten causes to receive cash from Suffolk Police Authority.A total of £25,000 was given to Suffolk organisations this year, at a ceremony at force headquarters in Martlesham.

A NEW shelter for teenagers in Woodbridge is one of ten causes to receive cash from Suffolk Police Authority.

A total of £25,000 was given to Suffolk organisations this year, at a ceremony at force headquarters in Martlesham.

Handing out the cheques, Georgina Pharoah said the causes all aimed to reduce disorder in the community.

Sally Scott and Sheila Dickey from Woodbridge and District Crime Prevention Panel accepted a cheque for £4,466 towards the shelter behind the town's swimming pool.

Another big beneficiary was Felixstowe Youth Development Group which received £3,960 for its 'Hanging Around' project to offer youngsters a chance to express their feelings about 'disorder.' The cash will fund two workers for six months, and buy a digital camcorder and art equipment.

Kesgrave Youth Centre received £300 for table tennis equipment, Kesgrave Town council £350 to replace graffiti on an underpass with youngsters' art work, Saturday Club 2000 in Lowestoft earned £3,454, Four Village Youth Club around North Cove, received £2,000, the Rochford Trust in Woodbridge £4,310, and a DJ/MC music group at Westbourne Youth Club/Marlows Young Mens Project in ipswich received £2,200.

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Ipswich Crime Reduction Panel represented by Star cartoonist Jock Davies and Tracey Hardy received £3,000 for its Sound Off music project in Whitton.

Ipswich Caribbean Association's youth club received £900.

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