Dartford and Gravesend volunteers unite to raise money for charities

PUBLISHED: 13:50 11 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:50 11 November 2016

The teams are wished well on their way by the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Gravesham

The teams are wished well on their way by the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Gravesham


Youngsters took on a 7.5mile walk

A group of 16 and 17-year-olds have spent their autumn weekends volunteering as part of a national programme.

Youngsters taking part in the National Citizen Service programme met for the first time three weeks ago.

Once together, the 21-strong team from Dartford and Gravesend created a project to help raise money for their chosen charities, Coppafeel! and North Kent Mind.

To raise money, the teenagers took on a 7.5mile sponsored walk from Gravesend to Dartford, raising more than £130.

“Young people today always amaze me” commented Gravesham’s deputy mayor, Harold Craske.

“They were out on a cold November day raising funds and awareness for North Kent Mind and Coppafeel! charities.

“I was delighted to meet them and then start them off on their walk from Gravesend to Dartford. Well done to them all, they are a credit to young people.”

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