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Bottles up for youth
team fundraiser

Members of the Fellside Team Youth Group with their WaterAid float at Goosanrgh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival.

Members of the Fellside Team Youth Group with their WaterAid float at Goosanrgh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival.

Caring teens are having bottles of fun with their latest fundraising drive to help provide fresh water for underprivileged communities.

The Fellside Youth served up 400 bottles of drinking water to festival-goers at Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival and have asked people to recycle the bottles, filled with their loose change to donate to charity WaterAid.

The group have set a target of raising £900 for the charity as part of a project to build a water pump and toilet block for schoolchildren in the developing world.

Rev Stephen Cooper, team vicar of the Fellside Parishes, said: “We have already had a few of the bottles back and people were very supportive of the groups efforts - we’d love to receive them all!

“The youth club are really keen to raise the money and need the kind donations of those who received the bottles. Providing fresh water and safe sanitation for people in the developing world is very important and we wholly support the cause.”

This Sunday, June 15, members will also be giving up their spare time to hold a charity wash at Goosnargh Oliverson’s CE Primary School. Drivers can get their cars cleaned between 12.30pm and 4pm.

Bottle donations can be returned to St Mary’s Church, Goosnargh, or one of the other churches in the Fellside Team St Lawrence’s, Barton; St Hilda’s, Bilsborrow; St Eadmer’s, Bleasdale; or St James’, Whitechapel.

Anyone who would like to support the cause can send their donation to Fellside Youth Club, c/o The Vicarage, Goosnargh Lane, Goosnargh, PR3 2BN.

 

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