Charitable couture

Twelve Fylde teenagers are giving back to the community following three weeks of outdoor adventure and social action work.

Monday, 31st July 2017, 2:29 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:19 pm
Members of the Fylde Coast YMCA National Citizen Service who are planning a fashion show to raise money for charity

Young people from Wave 2 of Fylde Coast YMCA’s National Citizen Service (NCS) are now planning an evening of fashion in order to fund-raise for an eating disorder charity.

NCS is a government funded scheme for 15-17 year-olds run nationwide and aims to help young people gain life skills and kick-start their futures.

Team leader Emma Booth said: “NCS is a great way to get young people to ditch technology and talk face to face.

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“The unlikely friendships I’ve seen blossom on this programme are amazing!”.

Leon Russell, 16, said: “NCS has allowed me to realise there is so much in this world to explore, you just have to reach out and find what you’re looking for”.

The programme consists of a two-week residential in and around the Lake District and encourages teens to participate in outwards-bound exercises such as kayaking and abseiling, as well as practical skills such as first aid and cooking for up to 40 people.

The final two weeks sees the teams plan and carry out a charity event on a £90 budget.

Over 1.6 million people in the UK suffer from eating disorders, many of them young men and women, and Wave 2’s fashion show is in support of local charity SEED who provide support for sufferers.

The event will take place at the Aztex venue, Pleasure Island, South Promenade, St Annes, tomorrow between 6.30pm and 8pm.

Clothes will be available to purchase.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Admission is £3, under 5s free.