Young people double water charity target

Members of the Fellside Team Youth Club present their  �1711.54 cheque to Chris Wilcock, a representative from WaterAid,
Members of the Fellside Team Youth Club present their �1711.54 cheque to Chris Wilcock, a representative from WaterAid,
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When a group of charity conscious young people set about trying to help those less fortunate than themselves, little did they know they would nearly double their target.

When a group of charity conscious young people set about trying to help those less fortunate than themselves, little did they know they would nearly double their target.

Members of the Fellside Team Youth Club, who meet at Goosnargh, set about raising £875 for the charity WaterAid - enough to buy a water pump and toilet block for a small school in the developing world - determined to make a real difference for one community.

With the knowledge one in 10 of the world’s population do not having safe drinking water, one in three do not having safe sanitation and 2000 children a day die from easily preventable water and sanitation related disease, the young people set about holding cake sales, washed cars and distributed water bottles which many people generously filled with money for the cause. More than 400 bottles were given out at Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival alone.

One year later, the Youth Club has now presented WaterAid representative Chris Wilcock with a cheque for £1711.54 and money is still coming in.

“If you still have a water bottle on the side at home, please bring it back to one of the Fellside Team churches at Barton, Bilsborrow, Bleasdale, Goosnargh or Whitechapel,” said Fellside Team Vicar, the Rev Stephen Cooper, adding: “Our churches are very proud of all the Youth Club members and their leaders have done to make a real positive difference to the lives and futures of those who will get clean drinking water and safe sanitation because of their efforts.”