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Sunderland charity worker wins award for helping people get connected

Sunderland Carers' Centre communication lead, Lisa Hall, after collecting her GO ON North East award for Helping a charity get connected, with judge Baroness Martha Lane Fox.

Sunderland Carers' Centre communication lead, Lisa Hall, after collecting her GO ON North East award for Helping a charity get connected, with judge Baroness Martha Lane Fox.

A CARING charity worker has picked up an award for helping people get to grips with technology.

Lisa Hall, who works at Sunderland Carers’ Centre, won the GO ON North East award for helping a charity get connected.

The communication lead at the centre worked closely with Sunderland City Council’s IT team to develop a new website and social media networks, for the charity.

She said: “I hope the award will encourage more carers to go on-line and to visit our new website and social media sites.”

Lisa collected her award during a ceremony at the Stadium of Light.

Chief executive of Sunderland Carers’ Centre, Graham Burt, said: “We were delighted to see Lisa win this award. She really has worked tirelessly to get us where we are today.

“More and more carers see this as an important way to get information and to communicate, but it needs to be quick and easy, to use to fit around their busy lives and caring responsibilities.

“Since picking up her award, Lisa has already moved on to her next project and we are really excited to launch a new dedicated website for young carers very soon”.

Lisa will also join 23 volunteers who are taking part in Sunderland Live Wearmouth Bridge Zip Wire Challenge, on Sunday, to raise money for the Carers’ Centre.

Eibhlin Inglesby, partnership and policy manager at Sunderland Carers’ Centre, is one of the volunteers taking part.

She said: “Carers in Sunderland are challenged by their caring roles day in day out and deserve the support.”

 

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