A group of 15-17 year old’s have raised over £800 for local charity ‘Hope For Holly’ on MFC Foundation’s National Citizen Service programme.
The young people have spent the past two weeks fundraising for the cause, which helps families who have children suffering from cancer to have fun and spend quality time together.
Our participants took upon themselves to raise money for the charity in a numbers of ways, including a sponsored walk up Roseberry Topping, a raffle and sale in Parkway Shopping Centre, and a bucket collection at last Saturday’s friendly match between Middlesbrough FC and FC Augsburg.
The group today handed over two brand new Samsung Galaxy tablets and an Amazon Echo Dot sound system, which will be fitted into the charities new ‘Hollyday Home’ at Ribby Hall Village in Lancashire, which is designed for families with children suffering from cancer.
The charity was set up by Andy Gowland and Lucy Toner-Gowland, of Marton, in the name of their brave daughter, Holly, who had been battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia since she was diagnosed a week before her fourth birthday.
Holly, now nine and full of life, was presented with the gifts and money at the Riverside Stadium, and her father was incredibly grateful for the groups’ efforts.
“We can’t thank the young people enough for choosing Hope For Holly as the focus of their social action project. It was really good to watch them get involved, wearing the t-shirts and doing all of their events. I think it’s really great that young people are getting involved in something like the NCS programme.”