23rd Oct, 2017

Silent ravers dance the night away to raise cash

Aaron Wise 25th Sep, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A RAVING group of girls brought the party to the streets of Evesham when they took part in a 24 hour ‘silent rave’, raising more than £1,000 for charity.

The team of partygoers – Leah Mabbutt, Finleigh Jervis, Mary Middleton, Faith Williamson, Abbi Attwood and Heather Toplis – aged 15 to 17-years-old, danced the night away from 10am on Saturday August, 29 to 10am on Sunday August 30, raising £1,213 for Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust.

Starting in Market Square, the girls walked through the town’s streets with donation buckets inviting everyone to join them in an effort to raise funds for the cause.

The team were members of the National Citizen Service (NCS) – a scheme powered by Engage4Life – allowing young people to face their fears, meet new friends and make a difference in the community.

Event organiser, Faith Williamson said: “I would like to thank everyone who donated including the NCS and Engage4Life for the best summer, and my fellow team members for their hard work.

“Acorns is a fantastic cause and it was an achievement to raise such a large amount of money.”

Gemma Timmis, Acorns community fund-raising officer said: “This was such a fun and imaginative way to raise money so well done to all the girls.

“Acorns relies on fund-raising to continue providing the specialist care and support for children and their families, so we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who helped raise this amount.”

Visit the team’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/1624733307784815 for more photos and details on the event.

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