Boiler boost for club thanks to teenagers’ fundraiser

Boiler boost for club thanks to teenagers’ fundraiser

TEENAGERS raised nearly £1,500 for a Dewsbury social club which needed a new boiler.

Howlands, on School Street, benefited from a fun day held at Savile Town Community Centre last November.

Activities included a penalty shoot-out, cupcake decorating, various stalls and refreshments.

It was organised by girls aged 13 to 16 who are members of the Kumon Y’All youth club which meets there.

They also raised funds from businesses with a presentation about why they should support Howlands.

In total, £1,438 was gathered for the social club, which cares for disabled people and others.

The cash was handed over last Saturday at a Howlands celebration featuring tea and cakes.

One of the fundraisers, 14-year-old Zainab Rekhard, told of the satisfaction they’d all gained.

She said: “Walking in there, seeing all the members smiling, brought smiles to our faces too.”

Fellow fundraiser Farhaanah Khan, 16, said: “It was an amazing experience. The people were very friendly and welcoming.”

June Salisbury, a trustee at Howlands, hopes to work with Kumon Y’All in the future.

She said: “The young ladies of Kumon Y’All were a credit to themselves, their families and their community.

“Howlands would be delighted to have them return at any time and we will be  only too pleased to support Kumon Y’All in the future.”

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