Young people’s fundraiser to help young farmers club
Young people have organised a string of events to help raise money for Ashford’s Swan Young Farmers Club.
The fundraisers will be hosted by teenagers signed up to the National Citizen Service programme, which is delivered by CXK.
Events include a football fiasco today (Thursday), at Pitchside, in Stanhope Road, between 11am-2pm, a street collection tomorrow (Friday), in Ashford town centre, and a Farmers Fair on Saturday (August 30), at the Waterside Children’s Centre, between noon and 4pm.
The Young Farmers Club, located at Swan Farm, off Cudworth Road, is a non-government funded organisation that gives young people the opportunity to experience farm life.
Team member Kendra Clu- low said: “I think the club is a great way for children to gain work experience and life skills, but sadly, due to the costs, not everyone can benefit from that.
“For our team it is an opportunity to do something positive and productive.”
Project leader Molly Arthurs said: “The project means a lot to everyone involved. The Swan Farm Young Farmers Club were overjoyed when we told them we wanted to help and everybody has worked so hard for it. So do come along and support them.”
CXK delivers a range of services across Kent to support young people and families.
National Citizen Service programmes will run in autumn 2014 and spring 2015.
For more information go to thencsnetwork.org.uk or call 01233 224244.