Olympics cash help

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YOUNG people are being offered a helping hand to volunteer at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Play Your Part bursary scheme has been set up to offer financial support to 18 to 25-year-olds who have received official confirmation of a Games Maker volunteering place.

The fund has been set up by the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

The closing date for applications is Friday, May 4.

For more information visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/play-your-part or tel. 222 0945.