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Learners at Humankind are thanked for their fundraising Remembrance

Young people on a Humankind training course have raised over £240 for the Help for Heroes charity.

Learners at the Steps 4 Success @ Humankind course, which is based at Humankind’s offices at Sapphire House, Newton Aycliffe held a coffee morning for workers at the offices and raised £243.54.

They made cakes, sold homemade crafts, set up games and ran a tombola and raffle.

And they now hope to increase the money they give to Help the Heroes by selling decorated wooden “Tommy” silhouettes at £3 each.

Abbie Shepherd, Project Leader, said: “It has been a delight to watch the young people work so hard to raise money for such an important charity.

“Our learners have enjoyed fundraising firstly with the coffee morning and more recently with the creation of stunning silhouettes of Tommy.

“They have shown great empathy when learning about experiences of soldiers in the First World War and were moved to hear the various experiences of an ex service man. I feel very proud of the learners’ commitment to help others.”

Visitors to the Humankind offices can buy the silhouettes during normal office hours. All the money raised will go to the Help the Heroes charity.

Melanie Dickinson, Manager at Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Catterick, said: “It’s great to hear that today’s young people are inspired by Remembrance to raise money for today’s ‘heroes’.

“So many thanks, on behalf of our charity, to the learners on the Steps for Success @ Humankind course and all those who have encouraged and supported their fundraising endeavours.”

PHOTO: Learner Joss Hellem with one of the fundraising silhouettes.