Keyboard Champions scheme helps people save more than £60,000

Malcolm Fallow, chief executive of East Durham Trust.
Malcolm Fallow, chief executive of East Durham Trust.

Hundreds of people have been helped to save more then £60,000 through a charity scheme.

Over the last two years charity East Durham Trust has been working with an army of volunteers to support local residents to get online and save money.

The Keyboard Champions project was funded by Comic Relief to combat the levels of digital exclusion in the area.

To celebrate the successes including 1,500 people supported and more than £60,000 saved the Keyboard Champions is hosting 7 Digital Dine in days at Community venues across East Durham.

These events where local people can attend to get support using a computer and free advice and support in regards to saving money online as well as fun activities to keep the kids amused and free food.

Malcolm Fallow, chief executive of East Durham Trust said: “These events will be used as a platform for highlighting the success of the project and give people further opportunities to benefit from the support on offer.”

The events include:

Oakerside Community Centre, Oakerside Drive, Peterlee, on Monday, May 29, 1pm-3pm;

Horden Youth and Community Centre ,Eden Street, Horden, Wednesday, May 31, noon-2pm;

Shotton Community Centre, Bridge Road, Shotton Colliery, Saturday, June 3, although the exact time is yet to be released.

For more about the events, contact the Trust on 0191 5693511.

East Durham Trust is a Registered Charity with an expressed purpose to promote the regeneration of rural and urban areas of the effects of social and economic decline.