Youngsters ask for your help in charity efforts

Paula Kowalska, 13, and Charley French, 14
Paula Kowalska, 13, and Charley French, 14

Young volunteers are showing the kids are alright as they seek to raise thousands for charity.

Chanice Hogan, 11, and friends Charley French, 14, and Paula Kowalska, 13, have set up separate fundraising initiatives for causes close to their hearts.

Chanice Hogan , 11, has organised a charity raffle in aid of 'Together for Short Lives', with help from Body Shop, Kettering, manager Tina Houghton

Chanice Hogan , 11, has organised a charity raffle in aid of 'Together for Short Lives', with help from Body Shop, Kettering, manager Tina Houghton

Chanice is raising money for Together for Young Lives, a charity which helps children with life-limiting illnesses.

She has organised a raffle which will take place on Saturday, February 23, in conjunction with the Body Shop in the Newlands centre, Kettering, and is appealing for people to donate prizes.

Anyone with a gift they want to donate can drop them off at the Body Shop.

She has raised money for a different charity every year since she was seven, and dad Jonathan said: “Her heart’s in the right place.”

Meanwhile Charley and Paula have launched a campaign in aid of autism and cancer charities – including the Lakelands Hospice, Corby – and have set a target of £10,000 in six months. Some members of Charley’s family suffer from the illnesses.

She said: “I am desperate to raise my target, as these causes mean the world for me to help.”

The pair’s next event is a three-course meal and raffle this weekend at Kettering’s Crescents Community Centre.