Pelted, shaved and waxed – but richer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Mourning Reece Murrell -

Dar­ing young­sters from Ash­ford have raised more than £2,000 from an ar­ray of crazy stunts in or­der to sup­port the Sk8­side CIC youth cen­tre.

As well as hold­ing The Big Fat Quiz of the Year on Satur­day night, mem­bers from the youth club ran a fundrais­ing pop-up shop in the County Square shop­ping cen­tre ev­ery day last week.

The teenagers vol­un­teered to lose some hair to try to raise as much cash as pos­si­ble for the Tan­nery Lane cen­tre.

Mem­bers Chris­tian Meller and Mike Hall agreed to have their heads shaved, while Lewis Arthurs had his legs waxed.

The stunts also saw Dan Clin­ton sur­vive an hour in the stocks in Ash­ford’s town cen­tre, while shop­pers threw cold wet sponges at him.

Di­rec­tor Si­mon Woods, who es­ti­mates that the week raised around £2,500, said: “The week was a great suc­cess. We wanted to raise money for Sk8­side and pro­mote the work that we do. We man­aged to re­cruit a lot of new mem­bers.”

Sk8­side CIC Youth Cen­tre aims to help and sup­port young peo­ple with em­ploy­ment, ad­vice on drugs, sex­ual health, re­la­tion­ship as well as of­fer­ing fun trips and ac­tiv­i­ties.

For more in­for­ma­tion call the cen­tre on 01233 643056.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM2985806

Mem­bers of Sk8­side in their pop-up shop in County Square man­ning the skate­board stall

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