A HEALTH and wellbeing charity has been shortlisted for a coveted North-East award.

The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) based in Newton Aycliffe, has been named as a finalist in the North East Charity Awards 2019.

The PCP was nominated by housing provider Livin for recognising that to make communities great they must work in partnership to raise aspirations.

Livin has worked with PCP for several years and felt they were worthy nominees.

Andy Coulthard, Livin regeneration manager said: “The PCP has had a positive impact on local communities since it was established 20 years ago.

"They are a worthy nominee with proven results having provided over 370 employment opportunities, generated in excess of £28.7 million in charitable income and attracted volunteers giving 77,000 hours of their time.”

Carol Gaskarth, PCP chief executive added: “The nomination from Livin was wonderful and to be shortlisted as a finalist by the judging panel is a true privilege.

"We can’t believe we’re down to the last three. This is a testament to everyone’s hard work, passion and enthusiasm.

"I am proud to work with such an amazing team and no matter what the result is on the night, I think the staff and volunteers are winners everyday.”

The award winners will be announced at a special evening on Thursday, October 17 at the Hilton in Gateshead.