STAFF, parents and young people at a leading children’s charity are celebrating after receiving £4,400.

NSPCC’s Almond Tree Project in Catterick Garrison received donations from the Garrison commander and a local Tesco store.

The donations came in one day, with commander of Catterick Garrison Lt Col Joe Jordan meeting staff at the centre to present £400 from a breakfast fundraiser.

He said: “The NSPCC is an invaluable part of the Catterick community, they provide support for military and civilian families and I’m privileged to be in a position to support their work.”

Staff from the Tesco store then presented the NSPCC team with a cheque for £4,000 from their Bags of Help scheme, which will be used to help with the refurbishment of the play park at the project.

Bags of Help is Tesco’s community grant scheme where the money raised from the sale of carrier bags is used to fund community projects.

The Almond Tree Project, based at Catterick Garrison, runs the NSPCC Baby Steps programme, which helps parents cope with a new baby.