MP’s tribute to staff at learning centre

Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton (third left) with, from left, volunteer teacher Lilian Hollidge, South Yorkshire development co-ordinator Radmila Fortune-West, DCLC director Lai Lim, Famila Nagra-Sheikh, of the Doncaster Focus Group, and Warren Fearn, creative director of Wak Studios.
Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton (third left) with, from left, volunteer teacher Lilian Hollidge, South Yorkshire development co-ordinator Radmila Fortune-West, DCLC director Lai Lim, Famila Nagra-Sheikh, of the Doncaster Focus Group, and Warren Fearn, creative director of Wak Studios.
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DONCASTER MP Rosie Winterton praised volunteers for their work at a learning centre during a visit.

Rosie Winterton, who represents Doncaster Central and is Labour’s Chief Whip, spent time at Doncaster Central Learning Centre, Bennetthorpe, to hear about the work that the centre is doing to engage with the local community and to discuss her role as an MP with volunteers.

She was also shown the centre’s Digital Participation project, which it is developing with the community and with Doncaster Council.

The project aims to increase online computer usage among disadvantaged groups in the borough.

The Centre became a Community Interest Company in May 2010. As a social enterprise, all profits generated from the business are reinvested back into the community enabling them to develop services further. Ms Winterton said she had been looking forward to meeting staff and volunteers at the Centre to hear about their work.

She said: “Digital exclusion can be a big barrier to social mobility so I welcome the centre’s aims to get more people online.”