Teenagers aim to raise funds for YMCA with cake sale in Honiton

St Pauls Church. Ref ehr 30 17TI 7999. Picture: Terry Ife

St Pauls Church. Ref ehr 30 17TI 7999. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Youngsters on the National Citizen Service are aiming to support the work of the YMCA to help homeless people.

A group of teenagers will be hosting a cake sale in Honiton to raise money for the YMCA.

The fundraiser is part of the National Citizen Service (NCS), which is aimed at 15-17-year-olds to discover who they are and what they can do.

The group, who all took their GCSEs this year, have been taking part in a range of activities over a period of four weeks, which included an outward-bound course in Newquay and hearing talks from a range of speakers in a university setting.

They have been working on a project to support their community and have identified homelessness as an area that deserves their attention.

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A spokesman for the group said the youngsters were taking part in the scheme because they care about their communities.

She said: "That is why a group of 15 teenagers have got together and decided to launch a fundraising initiative in order to support those in our communities who are homeless and need our help.

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"From cake sales to games nights and sponsored silences, we have been working for two weeks with a target of raising £500 for YMCA Exeter, which actively looks for opportunities to make a transformative impact on young lives."

The group will be holding a cake sale outside St Paul's Church, Honiton, on Tuesday, August 13, 10am-4pm.

The group is also hosting a games night, along with other fundraisers at Honiton Youth Club 6.30pm-9pm.

If anyone would like to donate to the cause, they can do so on the group's Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlotte-varley4

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