Not your typical teens...

GOOD CAUSE: Rebecca Andrew, Daniel Bradley and Megan Rumney.
GOOD CAUSE: Rebecca Andrew, Daniel Bradley and Megan Rumney.
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THESE three are not your average teenagers.

The youngsters, from Preesall, don’t spend much of their summer holidays “hanging out”, taking it easy or moaning they’re bored.

The group of school friends are holding a series of mini-fundraisers and are busy organising their second major event, in aid of Trinity Hospice.

Last year St Aidan’s Technology College pupils Megan Rumney, Daniel Bradley and Rebecca Andrews, arranged their first family fun day, which took place at the village hall in Preesall.

They raised £1,700 which they handed over to the Bispham-based hospice.

All three of the teenagers had lost loved ones to devastating illness.

The event was such a success, the trio decided they wanted to do another family fun day again this year.

It will take place at the same venue on September 1, between noon and 5pm.

Megan, 15, said: “We went to Trinity to hand the money over and were so impressed. The staff were wonderful, it’s a great place – it made us want to beat last year’s total and set ourselves a new target.

“We’re going to have all the usual stalls, a raffle, tombola, face-painting, a bouncy castle and entertainment.

“Danny’s in an acoustic band, so they are going to play.

“We’re now members of the Wyre committee for Trinity, so we help with other events, and they help us.

“I’ve also got involved with things like the bingo.

“It’s great, as it means we meet different people, from different backgrounds.

“We’ve been doing smaller events and fundraisers throughout the summer to try to contribute to the fun day – selling lollies and things outside our local shop to pay for things like the bouncy castle and the reptile man.

“Everyone has been really generous, local businesses have been great and we’ve had help from our parents too.

“We just like helping, and it gives us something to do during the holidays.”

Megan’s five-year-old family friend Naomi died of stomach cancer in July 2011. Rebecca, also 15, lost her granddad after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and he died at Trinity, and Daniel, 16, also had experience of the hospice, after his godmother Andrea Wood died of leg cancer.

Megan’s proud mum Laura said: “I’m really proud of them all. They are not like your normal 15 and 16-year-olds, they are all mature for their age.

“They’ve done a lot and do seem to enjoy it. And they insist on organising it all themselves. It’s wonderful to see.”