The Kiosk at Hexham station was reopened in 2017 by local charity and station adopters 'Journey'. The charity has refurbished the kiosk with the help of the local community. Adam Bird, Life Skills Coach at 'Journey', said the re-fit has been made possible by the overwhelming generosity of the local people in Hexham.
"Everyone at Journey Enterprises would like to say a huge thankyou to those who have donated their time and expertise to help us get the kiosk up and running - we wouldn't have been able to do it without them," said Adam.
"It is such a wonderful community effort that will allow us to continue to support people with learning difficulties to progress into supported employment."
Journey are a charity based in the North East who support adults with learning disabilities. Their mission is "to empower people with additional needs to achieve happy, independent, healthy and socially inclusive lives". Not only are the charity running the kiosk and looking after the station through Northern's station adoption scheme, but also have their own bakery at Acomb, Hexham which supplies all kinds of amazing cakes and traybakes to the kiosk. A former Greggs executive has been working with the charity on its menu.