Big-hearted group raise char­ity cash

Accrington Observer - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

YOUNG­STERS raised more than £300 for Ac­cring­ton’s Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion shop through a num­ber of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

The group of 14, who were on a Nati­nal Cit­i­zen Ser­vice (NCS) sum­mer pro­gramme with Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley Com­mu­nity Trust, did a 100-mile spon­sored cy­cle on a spin bike.

They raised money on Ac­cring­ton mar­kets through a cake sale and also set up their own in­sta­gram page which they up­dated through­out their fundrais­ing pro­gramme and added a link to their justgiv­ing page which has raised a fur­ther £65, bring- ing the over­all to­tal to £338.

As well as fundrais­ing the young­sters agreed to vol­un­teer at their lo­cal Ac­cring­ton Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion shop.

Team leader Joe Camp­bell said he was proud of the com­mit­ment shown through­out the pro­gramme by the young peo- ple. He said: “It was good to see how the young­sters took the lead on it.

“They came up with lots of dif­fer­ent ideas and put a lot into it.” The team pro­duced a two-minute cam­paign video to raise aware­ness. The film can be found by search­ing ‘Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion NCS’ in YouTube.

The young­sters who have raised a to­tal of £338 for Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion in Ac­cring­ton

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