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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Fundraiser -

A group of young vol­un­teers spent four hours between them bathing in a pad­dling pool of baked beans to raise cash for char­ity.

Two teams from the Ash­ford Na­tional Ci­ti­zen Ser­vice (NCS) came to­gether in a joint fundrais­ing ef­fort and took shifts in the blow up bath out­side the Bri­tish Vol­un­teer Pub, in New Street, Ash­ford on Tues­day.

The spon­sored bath is the first event in a week of fundrais­ing ef­forts from both teams, with the first team rais­ing money for the Young Farm­ers Club and the sec­ond team for Young Car­ers.

De­spite the rain and cold weather, the teenagers raised more than £50, which will be di­vided between the two char­i­ties and added to cash raised over the week.

Poppy Gooch, 16, from the Young Car­ers fundrais­ing team, said: “I think I prob­a­bly had the ma­jor­ity of beans poured over me, mostly by my brother and I was in the bath for nearly three hours!

“Both teams are re­ally pas­sion­ate about the char­i­ties we are rais­ing money for and the money we raise will re­ally make a dif­fer­ence.

“We met peo­ple from the Young Car­ers a few weeks ago and it was great to talk to them about what they do.

“We are try­ing to raise enough money in a week to give them a bit of a break and a day out.”


Poppy Gooch, 16, and Sam Arthurs, 17, pour beans over Joe Cain, 16, to help raise money for the Young Farm­ers Club

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