An anti-unemployment centre that has helped thousands of people find work is appealing for funds to repair its city home. The TUC’s Newcastle and Gateshead Centre Against Unemployment was founded in 1977 and moved to its current home on the Cloth Market in 1986.
Singer Cat Stevens cut the ribbon and opened the centre after £42,000 was raised in just three months to buy and renovate the building almost three decades ago.
And now supporters are to come together again, at a meeting on December 4, with the hope it can once again see the sort of backing that saw the centre able to pay off its mortgage in just 10 days.
You can read more about the appeal here