Teenagers put on charity event


Teenagers are organising a children’s festival to raise money for the Dame Vera Lynn Trust.

The youngsters, a ten-strong group os 16 and 17-year-olds, have arranged and organised their Pirate Fest fundraiser as part of their National Citizen Service (NCS.

Eve Rae, 16, a member of the NCS group said “We wanted to support a charity that meant something to us. One of our friends in the group has a cousin with cerebral palsy so we chose the Dame Vera Lynn Trust because it supports not just children with cerebral palsy but their families and siblings.”

Pirate Fest is at Ratton School, via the Park Lane entrance only, on August 29 from 11am to 4pm.

Sixteen-year-old Paris King, whose three-year-old cousin Ruby has cerebral palsy, has been incredibly moved by her friends.

She said, “It makes me so happy that my friends have such kind hearts to do something like this for such a great charity.”

Visit www.facebook.com/PirateFestEvent to find out more.

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