Group raises vital funds for disadvantaged youngsters

PUBLISHED: 15:18 27 February 2014 | UPDATED: 15:18 27 February 2014

Children’s Society fundraisers at Axminster (left to right)  Dallas Capsey, Pat Pettet, Peter Royle, Sylvia Fraser and Jennifer Royle. Photo by Chris Carson

Children’s Society fundraisers at Axminster (left to right) Dallas Capsey, Pat Pettet, Peter Royle, Sylvia Fraser and Jennifer Royle. Photo by Chris Carson

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Good support for Children’s Society’s annual coffee morning and sale at Axminster

The Axminster branch of the Children’s Society held a fundraising coffee morning and sale in the Church Rooms today (Thursday February 27).

A steady stream of customers kept members busy in the kitchen and manning the stalls, and organisers hope to announce a healthy profit when all the takings are finally totalled up.

The Children’s Society is a charity that helps children of all faiths, or none, in the UK. They help children at risk on the streets, runaways, those seeking shelter from violence, young refugees, young carers or those within the youth justice system.

In hard times children are often the hardest hit and the society seeks to support all disadvantaged children, all of whom have a right to be loved, valued and listened to.

In addition to children’s centres the lobbying and research carried out by the Children’s Society can pressurise local and central government to protect vulnerable children who might otherwise become forgotten within existing systems.

The Children’s Society supported centres for East Devon are based in Seaton and Honiton - The Axe Valley Children’s Centre - Exmouth, Ottery St Mary, Sidmouth and Broadclyst.

Voluntary fundraising is carried on locally through Christingle Services, coffee mornings, specific events and a network of personal or community collecting boxes, emptied annually. Anyone who would like a box or further information about the Children’s Society should contact Jennifer Royle 01297 32927.

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