College Provides Printing Lifeline to Flooded Charity

College Provides Printing Lifeline to Flooded Charity

Posted On 3rd July 2018 By Charlotte Horsfield

Newcastle College has donated its spare printers to Ovingham based charity The Badger Club following a facility upgrade.

Based in The Old School providing after school childcare, The Badger Club was badly hit when the venue flooded in 2015 and moved temporarily to Ovingham Middle School.

Despite returning to its original home, it has been without a number of vital items, including a printer.

Susan Craig, Lead Librarian at Newcastle College, organised the donation to the charity, which her children use. She said of the donation: “The Badger Club is an important resource in Ovingham and was badly hit by the floods, along with many other local businesses.

“Following an upgrade at the College, I suggested the donation of some outdated printers to charity, including The Badger Club. I knew they were without one and knew the College would be happy to donate to a worthy local cause.”

The Badger Club Manager, Catherine Knights added: “We cannot thank Newcastle College enough for it’s very kind donation. We lost 90% of our resources in the flood and were very near to closure.

“However, though the generosity of organisations like Newcastle College we have survived and look forward to providing an enjoyable service to local children for many years to come!"