Enterprising Lancing youngsters donate £500 to charity

Lancing Youth Club donates cheque to Freddysmile
Lancing Youth Club donates cheque to Freddysmile

A GROUP of eight youngsters from Lancing and Shoreham have donated more than £500 to a local children’s charity.

The teenagers took part in the National Citizen Service scheme which aims to help young peole build skills for work and life while taking on new challenegs and meeting new friends.

The Adur cohort worked together to plan and deliver a social action project within their community. After deciding that there was not enough for young people to do in Lancing they decided to organise a fun day.

They also wanted to raise money for a local charity, so after some research they chose Freddysmile.

The group weren’t given a budget to start the project off, so any money that they needed they had to raise themselves which they did by bag packing in a local supermarket and selling bric-à-brac at a local fête.

On the day they had live music, a bouncy castle, a raffle and a silent auction for a signed Brighton and Hove Albion shirt, a reptile show, food and drink, game stalls, bric-à-brac and a tombola.

They raised more than £500 for their chosen charity, Freddysmile.

Co-founder of Freddysmile Kelly Street said: “It was a great day. We went along and took part in the raffle and bouncy castle and there was a good turnout.

“It was very well organised by the group of youngsters and and we are extremely grateful for the money, especially at this time when we are trying to rpeace all our Hickman-Line drysuits.”

Freddysmile lost thousands of pounds worth of stock to water damage after a storm.