Brown hits it off with East End kids as he unveils recession lifeline

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown was a hit with children in London’s East End as he announced a cash lifeline to help weather the recession. He was touring the Bromley-by-Bow health and community centre where he announced a �42.5m rescue package

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown was a hit with children in London’s East End as he announced a cash lifeline to help weather the recession.

He was joined at the Bromley-by-Bow health and community centre by Minister to the Cabinet Office Liam Byrne as he toured the complex to announce a �42.5 million rescue package.

The centre was used as a backdrop for the announcement of measures to boost communities, charities and other groups helping people get through the recession.

The bail out includes �10m for volunteering and �15.5m for a community resilience fund.


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