Shields teens give charity shop a boost

HEADLINERS ... Kathryn Green, Hannah Olsen, Emily Cawkwell and Kate Stephenson, hand over �135 to Children Society volunteer Dave Evans, manager Carole Collins, and volunteer Liz Pinnock.
HEADLINERS ... Kathryn Green, Hannah Olsen, Emily Cawkwell and Kate Stephenson, hand over �135 to Children Society volunteer Dave Evans, manager Carole Collins, and volunteer Liz Pinnock.

KIND-HEARTED youngsters gave an East Shields charity shop a helping hand.

A group of youngsters have donated £135 to the Children’s Society store in Harton Nook, Prince Edward Road.

The 16-year-olds participated in the National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme through Headliners – a charity which encourages young people to reach their potential through journalism and media.

As part of the voluntary personal development programme, they had to take part in a social action project.

It was decided that the group of 15 teenagers, who called themselves Wave 3, would like to help sick and disadvantaged youngster in the area,

Kathryn Green, a youth worker at Headliners, said: “The teamwork and commitment is remarkable.

“It’s absolutely fantastic that young people in our local community contribute towards making a difference.”

The money was raised by a family fun day, which was held at the CustomsSpace, formerly the Cave in Captain’s Row, South Shields.

A spokesman for the charity shop added: “We’re delighted to have received this check from Wave 3.

“It was very kind of them to think about our charity as part of their programme.”

For more information on the NCS programme, visit www.ncsyes.co.uk.

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