Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Baking cakes, a beat the goalie challenge and having a henna tattoo were just some of the fundraising activities organised by twelve teenagers from a project run by Youth Connexion, Hertfordshire.

Their summer event not only raised £194.04 for Peace Hospice Care but helped the participants feel pride in their community by supporting their local Hospice. 

Their August fundraiser was part of a two week confidence building programme organised by Youth Connexion.

'We run three programmes each year and as part of the project we include raising money for a local charity.  Peace Hospice Care got the vote of the charity they wanted to support,' said Kate Turner, Youth Worker with Youth Connexions. 

The donation was handed over to Peace Hospice Care Community Fundraiser Allison Tromans by Raj and Rupali Panchal who took part in the programme.

'The four week course really gave me so much confidence,' said Rupali.  'It was amazing.'

Youth Connexion are keen to show their heart for their local Hospice and get involved in events and volunteering in the future.