New home for charity

A CHARITY has moved to new premises in an attempt to secure new funding.

Patch, a voluntary organisation offering support to families with young children, has moved from its base in the Avondale Centre, which is attached to Dyke House School in Mapleton Road, to a new location in Dimensional House, in the Stranton area of Hartlepool.

Jan Dobson, the charity’s manager, said: “We have been in Hartlepool supporting families for over 17 years.

“We have outgrown the space at Dyke House and hope to attract larger organisations to our much bigger space in an attempt to help with funding.”

The newly-located charity now boasts a creche and meeting room facilities.

Mrs Dobson added: “We work with families, who have then volunteered with us and as a result, we help them find paid employment in areas such as child care.”