Weston charity helps Children in Need

PUBLISHED: 11:04 22 November 2010 | UPDATED: 11:05 22 November 2010

Tracey Holyoake collects cash for Children in Need

Tracey Holyoake collects cash for Children in Need

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HUNDREDS of pounds has been raised for Children in Need thanks to a well-known Weston charity.

Users of Friend, the town’s mental health group, were out in the resort last Friday to collect cash for the UK charity which helps to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.

Tracey Holyoake and Gemma Kibby wore bright coloured knickers over leggings to draw attention to themselves and raised nearly £400.

Tracey said: “I was a child in need but there was no help for me back in the 1970s which is why I wanted to do something. I wanted to do this for the kids today to help make their life easier.”

The mental health group pledged to spend more time helping other good causes after being picked as one of mayor’s charities this year.

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