The Teenage Cancer Trust is £3,700 better off thanks to the generosity of Bolsover District Youth Councillors.
Over the last year, Youth Councillors have been busy organising a range of fundraising activities at schools and in the community in support of the charity. This included bag packing at a local food store, raffles and tombolas, choir singing at Dobbie’s Store in Barlborough and guess the name of the teddy.
The Council’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Mary Dooley who was at the cheque presentation, praised the young people for their kindness and generosity.
She said, “The Youth Councillors have been very creative in coming up with ways to raise awareness and funds, taking time out of school and sacrificing their lunchtimes to raise money. The amount raised will go directly to Teenage Cancer Trust to help them continue to provide excellent care and support to young people fighting cancer.”
The Youth Council is made up of pupils from all secondary schools within the District and the Council award them a budget to spend on projects it identifies each year.
The aims of the Youth Council are to consult with young people to improve service delivery, engage young people in local democratic processes, help schools with the teaching of citizenship and develop a positive image of young people across Bolsover District.
For more information about Young Voice, please call Richard Gadsby on telephone 01246 242300.