A CARING group of youngsters from Mexborough have been busy raising funds for a range of good causes over the past few weeks.
Members of Kidz Du Care, part of Links 4 Youth, set up stall on Mexborough Outdoor Market to raise money to pay for the vet bills of an injured dog who was found abandoned.
The determined group managed to raise £100 which will go towards vet costs for puppy Hope, who was found abandoned with a broken leg in Mexborough and is being cared for at the town’s Netherlands Dog Rescue Centre.
Youngsters also wowed shoppers at Meadowhall in March with a variety of dazzling dance routines as part of a charity event.
They were at the shopping centre to help make-up artist Clare Madden sell her specially designed lipsticks with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Care.
One member of the group, Alicia Stringer, was nominated for a top award for her tireless work in the community. Alicia has carried out 1000 hours voluntary work in the Dearne and helped raise over £310,000 for a number of charities, including Mexborough’s Glebe Field Riding for The Disabled and Aurora Cancer Care.
She was nominated by Mexborough Lions for The Lions Young Ambassador of the Year Award.
Though she didn’t win, Mexborough Lions were so impressed they gave Alicia a voucher to spend and donated £100 to help towards costumes for the group’s annual summer charity show.
The music and dance extravaganza will take place at Dearne Playhouse on June 15 and all proceeds will go to Help for Heroes.
Mexborough councillor Jill Arkley-Jevons said: “They are an amazing group of kids and they show every week that not all young people are bad. They are a credit to their community.”