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Medi Parry (far left) from Sanderson Arcade with Chris Menzies and the rest of the team from Barnabas Safe and Sound, which is the arcade's charity of the year.

Medi Parry (far left) from Sanderson Arcade with Chris Menzies and the rest of the team from Barnabas Safe and Sound, which is the arcade's charity of the year.

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A Morpeth charity that supports dozens of young people every year is looking forward to a bumper cash boost.

Barnabas Safe and Sound has been named Sanderson Arcade’s Charity of the Year and will receive support from the shopping centre throughout 2015.

Over the last two years the arcade has raised £10,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust and now it is teaming up with Barnabas to support its Stobhill Centre.

The facility was taken over by the charity last year and a long-term programme of improvements and activities are planned to transform it into a community learning hub. Funding from the arcade will be used to create a multi-media zone.

Barnabas Manager Chris Menzies said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Sanderson Arcade over the coming year. Its support is a fantastic boost to Barnabas Safe and Sound and we are confident that with this help we can extend and enhance the services we provide in our community and really transform the Barnabas Stobhill Centre.”

Arcade Manager Medi Parry said: “There will be lots of opportunities to fund-raise throughout the next 12 months. With the help of our businesses at the arcade we hope that we can make a real difference in the community.”