Setting their stall out for cash - The Worcester Observer

Setting their stall out for cash

Worcester Editorial 30th Aug, 2017   0

AN ENTHUSIASTIC group of Worcester teenagers are on course to raise more than £700 to help improve the lives of disabled children.

The 15 teenagers are taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) a Government voluntary personal and social development programme for 15-17 year olds.

They collectively chose New Hope Worcester, a charity providing day time short break care for families who have children with disabilities and complex health care needs, as their social action cause.

After setting themselves an initial target of £500, the caring teens have set their sights higher after smashing their target.

The cash raised will be enough to fund a day out for youngster and their carers and now the fund-raisers to collect enough to fun new equipment for the Wells Road charity.

A host of fund-raising activities have taken place over the last two weeks including a stall in Worcester’s market with a cake sale and raffle with prices donated by local businesses such as Ice Fine Jewellery and Wise Owl Toys.

This was followed by ‘A Night of Entertainment’ at the Lyppard Hub which featured singers, a poet, a guest speaker, cake sale, quiz, face painting and table top games.

Many of the teenagers are excited to be able to meet New Hope’s children when they volunteer at the centre.

“This is the part of the scheme I am looking forward to most.” said one volunteer.

“I can’t wait to meet the children we are helping, this will make all our efforts worthwhile.”

Visit to make a donation to the group.

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