Teenagers bid to transform the town

PUBLISHED: 17:00 30 March 2016

The Weston Eagles.

The Weston Eagles.

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A group of teenagers are leading a campaign to show the world how great Weston-super-Mare is while also feeding the homeless and helping the elderly.

Alex Crowther, aged 16, has created a group called the Weston Eagles to encourage teenagers to come together and transform the town.

Alex, who goes to Priory Community School in Queensway, Worle, hopes his campaign will show people around the world that Weston is wonderful.

He has already got a team of eight teenagers together, and hopes hundreds more from schools across Weston will get involved in the project.

He said: “Sadly we only seem to hear the negative things about young people and the town so I decided to gather people to help change that image.

“Young people are brilliant and there is been so much enthusiasm about this new group.”

The young volunteers raised money for homeless charities at Christmas by attending an event at Mendip Green Primary School.

Alex said: “Feeding the homeless was one of the best things we have done so far.

“I would encourage other young people to sign up by contacting us on our Twitter @WestonEagles.”

Alex, who also helps with a cancer support group called Fuchsia, and runs his own blogging company, said the group’s slogan is ‘young people helping to change Weston and Worle for the better’.

The group is already looking to help with other projects in the future, and is planning to support the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust in its bid to restore the pier to its former glory.

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