Young people raise money for St Francis Hospice
21 June 2016
A group of young people from Youth Connexions Abbots Langley youth project joined in the Abbots Langley Carnival last Saturday to promote Youth Connexions youth projects, and raised over £100 for St Francis Hospice.
The young people, who all attend the Abbots Langley Thursday evening project, spent the last few sessions preparing for the carnival. They decided to use the opportunity to raise money for the hospice as one of them volunteers at the hospice charity shop in Abbots Langley High Street.
They designed sponsorship forms for the event and made posters to promote their own project, as well as other specialist projects in the district. The young people also spent an evening creating colourful tie-dye tee-shirts to wear at the event as they were keen to let other young people know about the great project that they attend.
On the day, both Youth Connexions staff and young people from the project joined representatives of Abbots Langley Community Centre, where the project is based, to walk in the procession. They were able to distribute several project flyers and promotional material. The procession took an hour to complete – finishing off along Abbots Langley High Street and ending outside the Community Centre.
One young person commented “It was really fun creating tie-dye tee-shirts and posters for the carnival. I look forward to the Abbots Langley youth project every week” and another added “I had loads of fun and the rain didn't bother me. I can't wait to do the carnival again next year.” The young person who works in the High Street Hospice shop said, “I volunteer at the local St Francis Hospice charity shop so it was a good feeling to get my friends involved in charity work too.”