A CHARITY which helps people living in disadvantaged areas has been boosted by a sponsorship deal with a housing group.
The Thirteen Group, which incororates Housing Hartlepool, has agreed a 12-month deal with Hartlepool Families First.
Families First works to improve the quality of life for children, young people and families, through social, welfare and educational measures.
It has a particular focus on those living in disadvantaged areas, including children and young people with disabilities.
Thirteen will support Hartlepool Families First through a series of events, which started with the sold-out open-air screening of the Disney film Frozen at West rugby club.
Manager Paul Thompson welcomed Thirteen’s support, saying: “It is vital to our work to have such high-profile supporters.
“Thirteen is the first of our corporate sponsors to come on board and it is great to be working alongside the group.
“It has a regional perspective and focus that is very important to us.
“The success of the Disney event proves how successful these partnerships can be and we look forward to working with Thirteen to support as many families as possible throughout the area.”
Cath Purdy, deputy chief executive of the Thirteen Group, added: “Owning and managing more than 32,000 homes means Thirteen is always at the centre of local communities such as those in Hartlepool.
“Families First is doing outstanding work for families and we’re proud to be supporting such a vital organisation.”