Teenagers ‘over the moon’ about big donation

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most countries in the world.”

Mr Neesom said when he heard about the youth group’s difficulties in gaining the finance to convert the old boiler house, he decided it was a worthwhile project to support. It also occurred to me that some of the young people may in the future become engineers,” he added.

“As chairman and joint managing director of Hunprenco I hope this venture becomes a reality and the young people respect and enjoy it.” Announcing the news at Wednesday night’s meeting of the parish council, to applause, youth group chairman Lavinia Kirk said: “HYPO would like to say a very big thank you to John Kniveton for his efforts. This project can now get on its way, and we hope everyone in the general public will support us.”

Cllr Mullin added that the group and the young people of the village were “so grateful” to Mr Nessom. “They’re absolutely over the moon. It means we can get the work done much sooner than we thought.”

However, she said it did not stop the fund-raising as they would still have running costs to find.

The group’s next fund-raising event is a young people’s fashion show to be held in the community centre on Saturday, May 21.