Citizen teenagers raise Bosley cash

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

AGROUP of 80 teenagers raised more than £1,800 for char­ity as part of a so­cial ac­tion pro­ject.

The 16 and 17-year-olds or­gan­ised the fun fam­ily event at the MAC Cen­tre on Goodall Street in aid of the vic­tims of the Bosley ex­plo­sion and their fam­i­lies, and An­gels An­i­mal Res­cue, an an­i­mal char­ity based in Mac­cles­field.

The day marked the end of a month-long vol­un­tary per­sonal and so­cial de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme with the Na­tional Cit­i­zen­ship Ser­vice (NCS), a youth char­ity run by the Youth Fed­er­a­tion.

Around 200 visi­tors en­joyed live mu­sic from lo­cal bands, a book sale, food stalls, a raf­fle and tombola.

There was also a penalty shootout cour­tesy of Mac­cles­field Town Football Club.

Team leader Beatrice Glover, from Hurds­field, said: “For me it’s a lot more than just some­thing for them to do over the hol­i­days.

“It shows that teenagers don’t just sit on street corners but want to give some­thing back to the com­mu­nity.

“It was a fan­tas­tic day and the young peo­ple did a great job of or­gan­is­ing it.

“It was very emo­tional at the end too as some of the teenagers make friends for life on the pro­ject.”

●● Tak­ing a well-earned rest from or­gan­is­ing

●● Some of the teenagers on the pro­ject

●● En­joy­ing the bouncy castle

●● Get­ting ev­ery­thing ready

●● The penalty shootout

●● Get­ting a soak­ing

●● The tombola

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