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Pictured outside the MWBC boat house at Manvers lake, after the sponsored walk, are (L-R) Jordan Bishop, Sophie Bishop, Joseph Turton, William Cecha and Becky Syrett.
Pictured outside the MWBC boat house at Manvers lake, after the sponsored walk, are (L-R) Jordan Bishop, Sophie Bishop, Joseph Turton, William Cecha and Becky Syrett.

FOURTEEN year olds Jordan Bishop and Joseph Turton from Rawmarsh Community School launched a double-pronged effort to raise charity cash, and topped £500 for Macmillan with tin collections and a sponsored walk.

The lads were joined by some of their pals for a sponsored walk around Manvers lake, and added the proceeds from that afternoon to a £300 total raised previously, through donation collections at the Asda store, Parkgate.

Their activity was supported by another Rawmarsh trio, aptly named ‘Three young Men’ who have amassed cash for Help for Heroes through various events, including conquering the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

They were commended for their actions recently by Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey, who staged a special presentation for them on their return from their peaks trek at his Wath office.

Both of the groups began by running campaigns for their citizenship course work as RCS students.

Michael Hood, project manager of ‘Three young Men’, said: “This goes to show that young people are, by far, not all layabouts. These lads, and all who help them, are perfect role models to our community’s young people. Their work is something to be proud of.”

The groups plan further fundraisers.