Action Station nominated for Digital Award

August 29, 2013

IMG_7396-1An organisation from South Shields has been nominated for a prestigious regional award for their work on Digital Inclusion.

West Harton Churches Action Station works with residents to help them learn IT skills and access the internet. Their courses have helped hundreds of people in South Shields and in the wider South Tyneside area.

Emma Lewell-Buck MP met with Louise Barbé and Sandra Nesbitt from the Action Station earlier this year at the Houses of Parliament, and was impressed with the organisation’s success in helping older residents get online.

In recognition of the group’s efforts, the Action Station has been nominated for a Talk Talk Digital Heroes  Award. The award, which is backed by groups including Citizens Online and Go On UK, recognises those who use technology to bring about positive social change. The winner of the award receives £10,000 of funding to help expand its programme, while each of the 12 regional winners gets £5,000.

You can vote for the Action Station by visiting, clicking on the Voting Gallery and then voting for Louise.

Emma said:

“All the volunteers at the Action Station are doing a fantastic job providing free IT training and advice for people in our community. The skills they teach are a huge asset to residents that make their everyday lives easier. I am pleased that the project is getting the recognition it deserves, and I encourage my constituents to visit the Talk Talk Digital Heroes website and vote for Louise so that the organisation can continue its valuable work.”

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