A CHARITY which helps the youth of Hartlepool has been given a welcome technological boost after receiving eight computer tablets from a kind donator.
The Headland Future organisation, which is based on Abbey Street, at the Headland, Hartlepool, runs a mentoring service for youngsters aged from five to 19-years-old throughout Hartlepool and the wider area.
Volunteers regularly meet up with youngsters who are having problems with their homelife, with bereavement, education, employment, self-esteem or self-awareness.
And after kind-hearted businessman Mick Stafford, who owns Platinum Computers, in Lister Street, Hartlepool, heard about the group’s important work, he offered to bring the volunteers up to date with eight brand new tablet computers to help them and the youngsters involved get the most out of the service.
Mark Coser, project co-ordinator at Headland Future, said the team was delighted with the kind and generous gesture.
He said: “We are very humbled by the generosity of Mick Stafford, at Platinum Computers.
“Despite the current climate, it’s just really nice to think that businesses in Hartlepool, like Mick’s, are still wanting to support organisations like us in the local area.
“Mick had been talking to one of our volunteers who had been saying about the work we do, and he said he’d like to do this for us.
“The tablets will come in very useful for the volunteers who work on our mentoring service.
“It’s a one-to-one service to support young people who are going through a variety of difficulties.”