Groups scoop lottery cash

LOTTERY windfalls have been delivered to several Northumberland groups.

The 1st Heddon On The Wall Brownies have secured just over £7,000 to provide outings and activities, including a residential summer camp.

Whalton First School has been given almost £10,000 to develop a community sensory garden.

The Hextol Foundation has received almost £8,000 to help young disabled people to gain work experience.

In addition, the Polish Saturday School has picked up £10,000 to establish a club for English children, deliver English lessons to migrant children, develop a website and run community integration events.

And the Association of Young People with ME will use £6,200 of funding to design and deliver peer support workshops for young people with ME and their carers and parents in the region.

The grants have been awarded through the Big Lottery Fund.