Baltic Training Services, a leading North-East IT apprenticeship provider based in Newton Aycliffe, have given an excellent opportunity to seven recent graduates with aspirations in the business world to help ignite County Durham’s IT and training industry. Their first port of call is to help Baltic’s IT apprentice, Jake Parker, a young 17 year old, who suffers from a disease called congenital myopathy, a form of Muscular Dystrophy.
Tim Mawson, James Dentith, Katy Kennedy, Harriet Elenor, Vanessa Hedley, Amanda McCombie and Louise Reed have kickstarted a fundraising campaign ‘Help Us Help Jake,’ to raise the remaining funds to help Jake acquire a new special wheelchair to help further his educational aspirations.
Jakes new wheelchair costs £3500 however the Government are only going to fund £800 towards the wheelchair. Baltic Training have kindly offered to donate the half the remaining balance, £1350, and their seven new graduates are going to fundraise the remaining £1350. The graduates are hosting a Halloween Fundraising Day at Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre on Burn Lane (DL5 4HT) on Saturday the 31st October 2015, 11am till 2pm.
There will be plenty of fun to be had by you and the family. A few of the exciting activities being held are a bouncy castle, a spooky halloween costume competition, a yummy sweet and cake stall, a fun pumpkin carving stall, great games such as mummified alive and apple bobbing, funky face painting, a large raffle full of excellent prizes and much, much more.
Several of the great raffle prizes we have include afternoon tea for 2 at Headlam Hall; breakfast and a hotel room for 2 at the Mercure hotel; a round of football golf for 4 people at Knotty Hill Golf Centre and many more excellent prizes. Details of all the prizes are displayed on our social media accounts and you can find us on Twitter at #HelpUsHelpJake and on Facebook by searching Baltic Training Halloween Fundraiser so please come and have a look and see our regular updates of our great event.
We hope to see you at our event, it’s going to be an exciting family day out to celebrate Halloween and support a great cause. If any one wishes to donate to Help Us Help Jake, our just giving page is