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Square Youth Cafe Bag Pack Raises Over £100 for Charity

Community, Youth Services

 

Young people from the Square Youth Café packed bags for shoppers at the Iceland in Hailsham on Saturday [14 May] to help raise funds for Sussex-based charity, the Quicken Trust.

Working from 9.30am to 2.30pm and taking only minimum break time, the bags were packed for hundreds of shoppers and over £100 was collected on the day.

The money raised will help towards the young people’s visit to Kabubbu in Uganda this October, where they will take part in a building project, agricultural development and helping families within the community, a life-changing volunteer experience for everyone involved.

Hailsham Town Council’s Youth Project Coordinator Andy Joyes said: “The young people from The Square did really well on Saturday and the money will go towards the regeneration of Kabubbu and contribute to improvement in a number of areas including healthcare, shelter, physical welfare and social concern.”

“I would like to thank the management and staff at Iceland in Hailsham for their support in allowing the bag pack to take place. I would also like to thank shoppers who agreed for us to pack their bags, and to those who paid us not to!”

The Square Youth Café, owned and operated by Hailsham Town Council, has a long term relationship with the Quicken Trust, a Sussex-based charity which aims to transform the lives of people living in poverty in Kabubbu in terms of healthcare, nutrition, education, welfare and sustainable work projects. The Quicken Trust works in partnership with a range of organisations around the UK and worldwide to achieve this goal.

To make a donation to the Square Youth Cafe’s Kabubbu fund, please visit www.justgiving.com/kabubbu2016/ Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity.

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: terry.hall@hailsham-tc.gov.uk