Four teams of young people from Luton’s Bury Park raised thousands of pounds for charity as a part of the Do Something Amazing Project.
They presented the delighted good causes with giant cheques at Venue Central 2, in Leagrave Road, on Thursday.
A group called Team Vision won a trophy for raising the most, a whopping £3,979 for Luton Foodbank.
Give. Live. Love made £2,414 for Keech Hospice Care, Warm Smiles made £2,057 for Age Concern and Just For Charity collected £900 for Luton and Dunstable Hospital Children’s Ward.
Young people spoke to the audience at a meeting of the Community Curry Club business networking group, telling how they had to resist temptations of eating or drinking anything during the month of Ramadan.
Muslims aren’t allowed to eat or drink anything during the hours of daylight during Ramadam, despite one of the groups making cup cakes and another organising a water fight during the baking hot summer.
They said they had gained confidence from the experience of doing things for other people.
The project was delivered jointly by Global Island, ASR Project, Mitalee Youth Association and Community Magazine. Its primary aim was to develop leadership skills and create a greater sense of civic responsibility amongst young people.
Team members attended workshops on leadership, team work, project management, marketing and managing finance. These workshops were delivered by Vauxhall Motors, Creoforma and Develop EBP. A host of other businesses also supported the Do Something Amazing project which is in its third year.