Students raise money for hospice

The students presenting a cheque to Willowbrook Hospice with Luke Thompson
The students presenting a cheque to Willowbrook Hospice with Luke Thompson

Community-spirited students from St Helens have found the recipe for fund-raising success to help a local hospice.

The group of young people raised £444 for Willowbrook Hospice by running a series of cake sales.

The students from Cowley International College and Carmel College were taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) personal development programme run by environmental regeneration charity Groundwork.

The programme gives 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to improve their career prospects and boost confidence and includes a project which benefits the local community.

The youngsters presented Karen Colquitt from Willowbrook Hospice with the cheque at an event to recognise their achievements attended by St Helens rugby league prop forward Luke Thompson.

Groundwork’s director of employment and skills Colin Greenhalgh said: “This group of young people should be really proud of themselves for not only completing the programme, but raising money for a very worthy cause.

“They’ve been a pleasure to work with and we’d like to wish them every success for the future.”

For more information about the NCS programme, ring Groundwork on 01942 821 444 or visit www.groundwork.org.uk/clm