Thursday, 15 August 2013

Kind baggers bring us £254

 A team of young people from  the the Wyre area of Lancashire have raised £254 with a bag pack at Tesco, Cleveleys.
They are all taking part in the YMCA-run National Citizen Service programme which is aimed to help 16-17 year olds and focuses on personal and social development and includes challenging activities from away-from-home residential experiences to a self-designed social action project. 
The Government-funded programme involves a wide range of activities which in this group's case included kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, raft building, walking and rescue skills in the Lake District.
A second week, based at Rossall school, was centred on developing other life skills, including budgeting, and volunteering when they took part in a beach clean and organised the bag pack.
The group's team leader is Sophie Morris (pictured holding the collection bucket) who introduced the group to our family. She hopes to volunteer with us in the future.
They plans to present the cheque to Mama and Elizabeth at a gig they are organising for Cancer Research UK as the social action part of the programme.
Thank you to everyone for working so hard packing groceries and to the generous shoppers who donated.